Jackson P. Sekhobo

Jackson P. Sekhobo

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


NYSDOH Division of Nutrition

PhD Epidemiology, University at Albany, State University of New York 2004

MPA Health Policy & Management, New York University 1996

BA Biology & Pre-Medicine, Vassar College 1994

A portrait of Jackson Sekhobo

Dr. Sekhobo is the Director of Evaluation, Research, and Surveillance in the Division of Nutrition of the New York State Department of Health.  Prior to his current position, he was an Assistant Medical Professor at the City University of New York (CUNY) Medical School, City College of New York from 2004-2008.  Dr. Sekhobo has authored or co-authored articles on the nutrition-related epidemics of obesity and diabetes as well as on the evaluation of statewide nutrition programs.  He currently serves on the Evaluation Committee for the National WIC Association and is a member of an Advisory Expert Panel for the Third National Survey of WIC Participants.  He served on the Institute of Medicine Planning Committee for a WIC Research Agenda as well as on the Committee Evaluating Approaches to Assessing Prevalence and Trends in Obesity for the Health and Medicine Division of the National Academies of Sciences, Engineering & Medicine.  He was the principal investigator of two Special Supplemental Nutrition Program for Women, Infants, and Children (WIC) Special Projects Grants, namely, the NY Fit WIC Grant: Revitalizing WIC Nutrition Service and the NY WIC Retention Promotion Study: Keep, Reconnect and Thrive.


Research Interests

  • Implementation Science
  • Evaluation of Public Health Nutrition Programs
  • Nutrition Epidemiology
  • Diabetes Epidemiology
  • Measures of Body Composition