Kristen DiFilippo, Ph.D.
Kristen DiFilippo is an Assistant Teaching Professor in the Department of Kinesiology and Community Health for the Interdisciplinary Health Sciences Program. She earned her PhD and BS at the University of Illinois and her MS at Eastern Illinois University. Her research explores the optimization of health through nutrition education for behavior change. Her work focuses on the evaluation and use of mobile app based strategies to support the management and prevention of chronic diseases. For this research, she received the Nutrition Education for the Public Dietetics Practice Groups Award of Excellence. Her recent work also centers on reducing food insecurity in rural communities.