Christine Bozlak

Maternal and child health expert with a focus on childhood obesity prevention, adolescent health and wellness, and community-engaged research

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Christine Bozlak

Associate Professor
School of Public Health
Department: Health Policy, Management and Behavior

Expertise:
Maternal and child health; childhood obesity prevention; adolescent health and wellness; community-engaged research

Campus phone: (518) 402-0299
Campus email: cbozlak@albany.edu

Biography:

Dr. Bozlak is an Assistant Professor in the Department of Health Policy, Management, and Behavior at the University at Albany School of Public Health. She also co-directs the federally-funded Maternal and Child Health Public Health Catalyst Program at the School of Public Health – a training program to provide educational opportunities for students and professional development opportunities for faculty in maternal and child health. Her research interests are in the areas of maternal and child health with a specific focus on childhood obesity prevention and positive youth development. Dr. Bozlak’s current childhood obesity prevention research focuses on policy, systems, and environmental change strategies, especially within organizational settings. She also has expertise in community-engaged research.

Dr. Bozlak teaches the introduction to maternal and child health, adolescent health, program development in health promotion, and childhood obesity prevention courses at the School of Public Health. She previously co-chaired the American Public Health Association Adolescent and Young Adult Health Committee, and she is a member of the New York State Youth Development Team. She is also a member of the National MCH Workforce Development Center’s Pipeline Team.

Prior to joining the University at Albany in 2012, Dr. Bozlak was the Advocacy Program Manager for the Consortium to Lower Obesity in Chicago Children, or CLOCC, a program of the Ann & Robert H. Lurie Children’s Hospital of Chicago. Dr. Bozlak has a MPH in health policy and management from the University of Massachusetts-Amherst, and she completed a fellowship in the Illinois Governor’s Office. She received her PhD in 2010 from the University of Illinois at Chicago (UIC) School of Public Health, specifically the Center of Excellence in Maternal and Child Health (formerly the Maternal and Child Health Program) in the Community Health Sciences Division.