Rachel Tabak, PhD, RD

Washington University in St. Louis

Rachel Tabak is a part of the Prevention Research Center and works in obesity prevention and community-based physical activity and nutrition strategies. She is also interested in dissemination and implementation research. With a strong background in nutrition, Dr. Tabak is involved with research studies looking at the effect of worksite policies and environments on worker health behaviors and the evaluation and dissemination of policy and environmental interventions to promote healthy nutrition and physical activity behaviors in schools and communities. She also examines how key stakeholders, including researchers, advocates, and policymakers, affect how research evidence is transformed into policy. Her previous research interests include measurement and evaluation of home environment influences on children’s diet as well as interventions to modify this environment. She has a doctorate in Nutrition Intervention and Policy with a minor in Epidemiology from the Gillings School of Global Public Health at the University of North Carolina in Chapel Hill.