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Lisa N. Arsenault, PhD
Lisa N. Arsenault is an Epidemiologist at the Institute for Community Health and an Instructor in Medicine at Harvard Medical School. She is also a member of the Cambridge Health Alliance Institutional Review Board (IRB).
Lisa’s work spans multiple topic areas, sectors, and methodologies. She has worked within local health care delivery systems to evaluate initiatives designed to improve patient health. She has collaborated with municipalities, hospitals, and school districts to obtain the surveillance and survey data they need to understand the health of their populations. She has also designed and lead evaluations for community based organizations implementing evidence based programs and interventions. The heart of her work centers on data — instrument development, data analyses, and dissemination of results via action-oriented reports, presentations and manuscripts. She has contributed to numerous peer reviewed publications and has regularly presented at national conferences. Her personal research interests include adolescent risk behaviors, mental health of youth and older adults, and the physical/nutritional health of vulnerable populations.
Lisa earned her MS and PhD in Nutritional Epidemiology from the Gerald J. and Dorothy R. Friedman School of Nutrition Science and Policy at Tufts University. Her dissertation focused on nutritional factors associated with cognitive function among homebound elders in Boston, MA.
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