Dr. Pawloski is chair of and professor in the Department of Nutrition and Food Studies. She is an expert in childhood obesity and biocultural aspects of health and nutrition among children, adolescents, and young adults. As a Fulbright Scholar in 1997, she examined the nutritional status of adolescent girls from the Segou Region in Mali, West Africa to explore factors impacting malnutrition in that region. Her current interests involve exploring the biocultural, geographic, and social determinants of obesity in transitional countries. Dr. Pawloski has most recently worked and conducted research in Nicaragua, Thailand, Chile, Iraq, and Costa Rica.
- PhD, Anthropology, Indiana University, 1999
- MA, Anthropology, Indiana University, 1996
- BA, Biology (Minors: Chemistry and Anthropology), Texas A&M University, 1991