Delores James

Delores James
Location: Gainesville, Florida Cohort Start Year: 2017 Project Topics: Built Environment/Housing/Planning, Food Systems and Nutrition, Obesity Populations Served: African-American/Black, Children and Families, Low-Income Communities, Urban Communities
Associate Professor
Department of Health Education and Behavior, University of Florida, Gainesville

African-Americans have one of the highest rates of smartphone ownership in the country. They also experience high levels of health disparities for many chronic and acute diseases and conditions. Thus, a unique opportunity exists to use mobile devices and social media to engage them in health-promoting and disease-preventing activities. I aim to create a digital library of short health education videos to improve health outcomes in low-resource communities.

I am a professor, researcher, clinician, public health professional, and social entrepreneur. I have a passion for helping families create and pass on a legacy of health to the next generation.

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