1334 Eckles Ave
St Paul, MN 55108
Extension programs, evaluation of community based health and nutrition programs, nutrition and health research, qualitative research methods in health, federal nutrition programs, community based participatory research.
Dr. Abby Gold is a health and nutrition Extension specialist at the University of Minnesota Extension Center for Family Development University. Dr. Gold’s research focus is public health, nutrition, communication, and community based public health program assessment, and she has a strong interest in the intersection between health and community development from a social science perspective. Dr. Gold is a community engaged scholar, she is actively involved in developing access to healthy foods at a state and local level through the work of Maternal and Child Nutrition Traineeship, SNAP ED, and formerly with the Minnesota Food Charter and the Cass Clay Food Partnership. Dr. Gold’s current intervention research revolves around discovering ways to understanding the relationship between food, nutrition, and health in individuals and populations as they live in communities. Dr. Gold centers her work around community based participatory processes that lead to social change and health equity.