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Lucia A. Leone

Assistant Professor of Community Health and Health Behavior, School of Public Health and Health Professions, University at Buffalo

Lucia A. Leone, PhD is a public health interventionist with training in nutrition, exercise physiology and cancer prevention. Her research involves multi-level interventions designed to increase healthy behaviors including fruit and vegetable consumption, physical activity, and cancer screening among vulnerable populations. Current research projects include development and evaluation of a mobile produce market (The Veggie Van) to bring fresh, local, affordable food to lower income and underserved communities. Leone is also examining disparities in physical activity participation between women of normal weight and those who are obese. She works with older women with obesity to develop exercise promotion programs that focus on cancer prevention and general wellness instead of weight-loss.