Renee Cadzow has collaborated with WNY school districts to implement system-wide changes to policy, environment, and programs that emphasize improved nutrition and physical activity behaviors. Her research focuses on the prevention of childhood obesity. As a public health advocate, she serves on two area school district wellness committees, is a board member of the Buffalo Prenatal Perinatal Network, and is an active member of the Western NY Healthy Lifestyles subcommittee focused on early childhood obesity--Healthy Start Healthy Futures for All. She has also worked closely with western New York community partners to advocate for environment and policy changes in support of breastfeeding, which are strongly related to later life health and well-being for both moms and children. Additionally, her past research has focused on methods to alleviate health disparities experienced by minority populations, including uninsured and underinsured individuals as well as newly arriving refugees in the Buffalo region.