Zubaida Qamar, Ph.D

Assistant Professor

Contact Information

Phone: 
(415)338-2081
Email: 

Office Information: 

Building: 
Burk Hall
Room Number: 
330

Biography

I have several years of research experience investigating the behavioral aspects of nutrition, and cultural and socioeconomic determinants of health in various communities. My research interests include utilizing technology and community-based approaches towards the development of nutrition programs that aim to improve dietary behaviors in diverse communities and reduce the risk for chronic diseases. I am particularly interested in understanding factors associated with food insecurity among students and designing innovative strategies to prevent food insecurity. I have a strong commitment towards conducting research incorporating multidisciplinary approaches and collaborations to reduce health disparities in underserved communities. Additionally, I have served in various instructional roles in academia over the years and interested in exploring pedagogical research to understand effective instructional practices.

Professional Activities:

  •  Annual Conference Planning Committee Chair- Higher Education Division for Society of Nutrition Education and Behavior (SNEB)
  • Associate Member-Asian American Research Center on Health (ARCH)
  • Collaborator-Need for Nutrition Education/Innovation Program (NNEdPro) Global Center for Nutrition and Health, U.K.

Education:

Ph.D.              Nutrition, Texas A&M University

M.S.                Nutrition, Texas A&M University

B.S.                 Dietetics/Pre-med, State University of New York, Oneonta