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Brittany R. Schuler

LEO Adjunct Lecturer

Dr. Schuler's research aims to understand social determinants of pediatric obesity and the parental, socio-environmental, and policy-related factors that influence risk and adverse health and mental health outcomes. By incorporating a focus on social determinants of health and engaging in cross-sector collaborations, her research actively works to advance the Grand Challenge for Social Work to close the health gap, focusing on strategies to increase access to the health resources necessary for optimal growth and development in childhood.

Research Interests/Focus

Social determinants of health, maternal and child health, pediatric obesity, food and nutrition policy, social and economic justice; research methods and evaluation, social welfare history and policy


Year Degree   School
2016 PhD Social Work University of Maryland, Baltimore
2009 MSW Community and Policy Temple University, Philadelphia, PA
2008 BSW Temple University, Philadelphia, PA

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