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Faculty Profile

Chelsea Singleton

Chelsea Singleton

Assistant Professor

Department of Kinesiology and Community Health

Ph.D. Epidemiology

University of Alabama at Birmingham

csingle1@illinois.edu

Curriculum Vitae:
Singleton, C. CV.pdf

Dr. Singleton’s research examines the influence food retail and food purchasing behavior have on dietary intake and chronic disease risk (e.g., obesity, diabetes) in low-income and minority populations. She utilizes epidemiological and community-based participatory research (CBPR) methods to accomplish her research objectives.

Dr. Singleton’s research endeavors to date include examining farm-to-consumer retail outlet usage among low-income women who participate in the Special Supplemental Nutrition Program for Women, Infants, and Children (WIC), evaluating barriers to farmers market usage and healthy food purchasing among African American adults participating in the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP), and assessing the demographics and shopping behaviors of SNAP participants who utilize healthy food incentive programs. Additionally, she has worked with the Illinois Prevention Research Center on several projects examining healthy food retail in low-income communities across Illinois.

Her research has been funded by the United States Department of Agriculture, National Cancer Institute, and National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute. She’s an active member of the American Public Health Association, American Heart Association, and Society for Nutrition Education and Behavior.