CPHI Adjunct Fellow
Title: Director, Research & Evaluation - The Food Trust
Public Health Interests:
Community-based Research, Qualitative and Quantitative methods, Nutrition, Education, Diet-related co-morbidities
Current Public-Health Related Activities:
Allison Karpyn is Director of Research and Evaluation at The Food Trust, a Philadelphia-based non-project organization committed to providing access to affordable nurtitious foods. In addition, Allison teaches program planning and evaluation as well as community assessment courses in the MPH program at Drexel University.
Prior to joining The Food Trust, Allison worked in the corporate setor conducting quantitative and qualitative assessments for the pharmaceutical marketing industry. Additional research and evaluation work experiences include time at the Center for Policy Research in Education at The University of Pennsylvania as well as work with the Johns Hopkins Center for Technology in Education.
Allison is a member of the American Public Health Association, Society for Public Health Education adn the Americna Evaluation Assocation and certified as a professional researcher by teh Marketing Research Assocation. She earned her Bachelors degree in Public Health at the Johns Hopkins University and her Masteres and Doctorate deegrees in Policy Research Evaluation and Measurement at the University of Pennsylvania.
Karpyn A, Sherman S, Foster G, Lamboy L.: Shifting to Snack Smart: Marketing healthier foods to your at corner stores. American Public Health Association Annual Meeting November 2006.
Karpyn, A., Axler, F.: Food Geography: How Food Access Affects Diet and Health. The Food Trust, 2006.
Karpyn A, Foster G, Hallam B, et al: Innovative approach to preventing childhood obesity: Improving nutrition for kindergarten students in an urban setting through an integrated farm to school program. American Public Health Association Annual Meeting November 2006.
Nunn, J. A., Kadel, R. S., Karpyn, A. E: A Digital Divide in Maryland. The Electronic Journal of Communication/La Revue Electronique de Communication 12(2), 2002.