The Redstone Global Center for Prevention and Wellness is focused on the identification of effective nutrition and physical activity strategies that improve the prevention and management of obesity and other chronic related diseases. Improving the health of the District of Columbia, with particular attention to health inequities, is a major goal of the Center. We are particularly interested in research and policy that furthers the goals of equity and dismantling racist systems, structures, and practices related to chronic disease prevention.
On March 15, 2019, the School of Public Health faculty and staff submitted a public comment recommending the US Department of Agriculture withdraw its proposed rule to impose additional work requirements in the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP).
Redstone Fellow, Allison Sylvetsky Meni recently presented to a group of 8th grade students during a school assembly at Langston Hughes Middle School in Reston, VA on making healthful choices in America's complex food environment.
In January 2018, the third annual Redstone Center Pilot Program grants were awarded to Kate Applebaum, Amira Roess, and Allison Sylvetsky Meni. Along with the award, the investigators became Redstone Fellows. The Pilot Program selections support and promote the work of early-career investigators and provide pilot data for applications to NIH and other funding sources. The new Redstone fellows' pilots are listed below:
January 2017, the Redstone Center Pilot Program grants were awarded to Uriyoán Colón-Ramos and Kim Robien. Along with the award, both investigators become Redstone fellows. The Pilot Program selections support and promote the work of early-career investigators and provide pilot data for applications to NIH and other funding sources.