Dr. Angela M. Odoms-Young

(Health Fellows & Scholars)
Assistant Professor, College of Applied Health Sciences; Department of Kinesiolog
University of Illinois - Chicago
Chicago, Illinois
United States

Focus Areas

Public Health & Safety
Racial Equity & Healing
African-American / Black Communities


Angela M. Odoms-Young, Ph.D., is an associate professor in Kinesiology and Nutrition at the University of Illinois at Chicago. Odoms-Young earned a B.S. degree in foods and nutrition from the University of Illinois-Urbana/Champaign and M.S. and Ph.D. degrees from Cornell University in human nutrition and community nutrition, respectively. Prior to her position at UIC, she was a faculty member in Public Health and Health Education at Northern Illinois University. She completed a Family Research Consortium Postdoctoral Fellowship examining family processes in diverse populations at The Pennsylvania State University and University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign and a Community Health Scholars Fellowship in community-based participatory research at the University of Michigan School of Public Health. Odoms-Young's current research is focused on social, cultural, and environmental determinants of dietary practices and overweight/obesity in African-American adults and children. She has extensive experience in conducting ethnographic and community-based research with low-income and minority populations. Odoms-Young is currently involved in several studies that examine the relationship between neighborhood/school food environments, individual dietary intake and/or weight status.