Elizabeth (Betsy) Anderson Steeves, MS, RD
Former Sr. Analyst, Baltimore Project
Former Fellow, JHU Leadership Education in Adolescent Health
Assistant Professor, University of Tennessee
Betsy Anderson Steeves completed her Masters degree in Public Health Nutrition and Dietetic Internship at the University of Tennessee, Knoxville. After working as a Research Associate in a behavioral weight loss laboratory for several years, she joined the Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health to pursue her PhD.
Her research interests focus on community-based interventions to prevent obesity, with a specific focus on nutrition and eating behaviors of early adolescents. In the future she hopes to investigate how the social and physical environments interact to influence food consumption.
She has served as a Project Coordinator for GOPC's BHCK. She has accepted a position as an Assistant Professor at the University of Tennessee and plans to continue to collaborate with the GOPC in her new role.
- Anderson Steeves E, Silbergeld E, Summers A, Chen L, Gittelsohn J. Risky Food Safety Behaviors are Associated with Higher BMI and Lower Healthy Eating Self-Efficacy Among African American Churchgoers in Baltimore City. PLoS ONE. 2012;7(12):e52122.
- Wang HE, Lee M, Hart A, Summers AC, Anderson Steeves E, Gittelsohn J. Process Evaluation of Healthy Bodies, Healthy Souls: A Church-Based Health Intervention Program in Baltimore City. Health Education Research. 2013; 28(3):392-404.
- Coakley H, Jones-Smith J. Hopkins L, Braunstein NS, Anderson Steeves E, Mui Y, Gittelsohn J. Where Do Low-Income Children Get Food? Combining Ground-Truthing and Technology to Improve Accuracy of Children’s Food Purchasing Behaviors. Journal of Hunger and Environmental Nutrition (Accepted for Publication)
- Anderson Steeves E, Penniston E, Martin M, Steeves J, Gittelsohn J. A rural small food store pilot intervention creates trends toward improved healthy food availability. Journal of Hunger and Environmental Nutrition (Accepted for Publication)
- Gittelsohn J, Anderson Steeves E, Mui Y, Kharmats AY, Hopkins LC, Dennis D. B'More Healthy Communities for Kids: design of a multi-level intervention for obesity prevention for low-income African American children. BMC Public Health. 2014 Sep 11;14:942.
- EA Steeves, PA Martins, J Gittelsohn. Changing the Food Environment for Obesity Prevention: Key Gaps and Future Directions. Current Obesity Reports, 2014.