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Leland Ackerson

Leland Ackerson, Assistant Professor, Department of Community Health and Sustainability

Leland Ackerson

Leland Ackerson is an assistant professor in the Department of Community Health and Sustainability. Dr. Ackerson’s research interests are in the social determinants of health, health disparities, macro-level health determinants (such as the built environment), health and non-health policies, and health communications. With the Center, he has focused on public opinion on public health policies aimed at curbing diabetes and obesity, which are met with a surprising amount of partisan and ideological resistance.   

Center supported projects: Political Ideology, Civic Engagement, and Opinion of Public Health Policies (2013)