Childhood Obesity, Physical Activity, School and Community Health, Health Policy, Food Deserts, Nutrition
Rodney Lyn's research is focused on childhood obesity prevention, school and community health, and the reduction of health disparities. He has special interest in identifying effective policy and system approaches to increasing physical activity and healthy eating in children and has published numerous peer-reviewed article on these topics. Lyn directs the Policy Leadership for Active Youth initiative, a collaborative effort between the state’s research universities and statewide partners to address childhood obesity by connecting an emerging evidence-base to practice and policy. He is an active member of the CDC’s Physical Activity Policy Research Network and the Deputy Director of the Center of Excellence on Health Disparities Research and supervises the research, training, and education core for the program.