Sanofi Professor of Prevention and Wellness & Chair, Exercise and Nutrition Sciences
School: Milken Institute School of Public Health
Department: Exercise and Nutrition Sciences
Dr. Sacheck’s research focuses on the impact of both diet and physical activity on health outcomes, with an emphasis on pediatric health disparities. Her research has spanned the laboratory to community-, school-, and home-based studies. Funding has included grants from the National Institutes of Health, the American Heart Association, the Department of Health and Human Services (DHHS) and well-respected local and national foundations. Previous NIH-funded randomized trials include examining dietary factors on cardiometabolic risk among youth in the Daily D Health Study as well as the impact of school-based physical activity programs on activity levels, cognitive health, and academic achievement among lower-income children in the FLEX Study (Fueling Learning through Exercise). Ongoing research includes the NIH-funded SPLASH Study (Supporting Physical Literacy at School and Home) and the COACHES Project (Creating Opportunities for Adolescents through Coaching, Healthy Eating, and Sports) funded by DHHS. Dr. Sacheck was an appointed member of the Institute of Medicine’s committee on Fitness and Health Outcomes in Youth and is also a Fellow of the American College of Sports Medicine, where she actively participates on advisory committees on national health policy and youth sports and health initiatives.