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Hannah Cory¹

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Assistant Professor Health Promotion and Community Health


Hannah Cory is a Health Promotion and Community Health faculty member in the School of Public Health, teaching courses related to health equity, structural determinants of health and social justice.

Dr. Cory is a registered dietitian and public health nutrition researcher. Her work uses social epidemiologic, mixed, and participatory methods as a means to better understand and dismantle the systemic barriers young people face in building healthy relationships with food and their bodies.

Currently, Dr. Cory’s research works alongside communities in Southeastern Michigan and the Twin Cities of Minnesota to explore how young people’s experiences of racism and anti-fatness intersect and impact inequities in chronic disease risk. She is excited to build new collaborations in Portland and throughout Oregon. She is a C2DREAM Pilot Grant Scholar and also an alumna of the Robert Wood Johnson Health Policy Research Scholar program.

Education, Degrees

B.A., Human Biology, Stanford University – 2011
M.P.H., Environmental Health Science, University of Michigan School of Public Health – 2013
RD, Dietetic Internship, University of California – San Francisco – 2014
Ph.D., Population Health Sciences, Harvard TH Chan School of Public Health – 2021
President’s Fellow, University of Minnesota, 2023

¹ CEPH Primary Instructional Faculty
² CEPH Non-Primary Instructional Faculty

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