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Kendall Arslanian

Postdoctoral Associate

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Kendall Arslanian


Kendall obtained her B.S. from the University of Michigan in Evolutionary Anthropology and Ph.D. in Anthropology from Yale University. Currently she is a Postdoctoral Scholar in Social and Behavioral Sciences at the Yale School of Public Health.

Kendall’s research combines qualitative and quantitive methods to improve maternal-child health and prevent obesity through evidence-based healthcare and policy interventions.

Her dissertation was funded by a National Science Foundation award and involved a year-long birth cohort study on genetic, biological and behavioral predictors of obesity during infancy. More recently as a postdoctoral scholar, she has performed economic analyses on evidence-based changes in healthcare practices and policy on breastfeeding (a known buffer of childhood obesity and maternal diabetes and hypertension).

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