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Leland Ackerson, Associate Professor, Department of Public Health

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Leland Ackerson is an associate professor in the Department of Public Health. 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)