Teresa Jackson’s dissertation will focus on an innovative nutrition education approach and the differences educator personality may have on health outcomes. Her current plan of study includes classes related to community nutrition, food security, educational counseling, culture, and society. She hopes to empower others to lead healthier lives through sound research and the sharing of experiences that could ultimately lead to program and policy changes throughout Indian Country and beyond.
MORE ABOUT TERESA
Teresa Jackson is a third-year PhD student in Health & Human Performance in the Departments of Applied Health & Educational Psychology and Health, Leisure & Human Performance in the College of Education, Health and Aviation at Oklahoma State University in Stillwater, Oklahoma. She earned her MS in Nutritional Sciences and her BS in Human Environmental Sciences, Nutritional Sciences Dietetics option at Oklahoma State University as well. She is also a Licensed Dietitian and Registered Dietitian Nutritionist. Teresa was a practicing dietitian for five years and gained tremendous experience with the maternal and infant population. She also taught nutrition in an elementary school setting with the goal of increased fruit and vegetable consumption and increased physical activity to prevent obesity and type 2 diabetes. Teresa is Native American, an enrolled member of the Ft. Mojave tribe but also Seminole, Muscogee (Creek), Cherokee and Yuma.