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Assistant Professor of Urban Planning
Specialty: Food Systems Policy and Planning

“The diverse fields, perspectives, and methodologies Momentum Center researchers bring to the table offer a rare opportunity to generate novel ways of conceiving and addressing our growing obesity epidemic.”

Lesli Hoey is an Assistant Professor of Urban and Regional Planning. Her research has examined strategies for mainstreaming nutrition into national policy agendas, the challenges of multisectoral food policy, approaches for integrating evidence-based and experiential knowledge in food and nutrition evaluation, and adaptive forms of food policy implementation. Professor Hoey has worked as a program evaluator and action researcher, focusing on equity in U.S. education as well as rural development, malnutrition, and food security in Latin America. She earned her MA and PhD in City and Regional Planning from Cornell University.

Dr. Hoey’s faculty profile