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Poulos, Natalie

Natalie S Poulos

Assistant Professor
Department of Nutritional Sciences

Dr. Natalie Poulos received her PhD in Health Behavior, MS in Health Education, and MS in Nutrition from The University of Texas at Austin. She also completed a postdoctoral fellowship in early family health with The University of Texas at Tyler, Health Science Center and The University of Texas Systems Administration, Office of Population Health. She is also a Registered Dietitian. Her research broadly focuses on food security and community health by using communited engaged research methods.

Dr. Poulos' research focuses on food insecurity, family centered care, and community nutrition using communited engaged reserach and qualitative methods. 

Select Publications

  1. Ruggles PR, Thomas JE, Poulos NS, Pasch KE. (in press). Oversaturated: Association between School-Level Economic Disadvantage and Exposure to Unhealthy Food and Beverage Advertisements around Schools. International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health.

  2. Poulos NS, Nehme E, Mandell DJ. (2023) Qualitative Research to Describe Food Bank-Healthcare Partnerships: What types of models are currently being used to facilitate food bank-healthcare partnerships? Journal of the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics.

  3. Buettner SA, Pasch KE, Poulos NS. (2023). Factors Associated with Food Delivery App use Among Young Adults. Journal of Community Health. DOI: https://doi.org/10.1007/s10900-023-01229-1

  4. Poulos NS, Nehme E, O’Neil M, Mandell DJ. (2021). Implementing Food Bank and Health Care Partnerships: Perspectives from Charitable Food Systems. BMC Public Health. DOI: https://doi.org/10.1186/s12889-021-12031-w 

  5. Poulos NS, Henson-García M, Bouchacourt L, Mackert M, Mandell DJ. (2021). Fatherhood During COVID-19: Perspectives from Fathers on Pregnancy and Prenatal Care. Journal of Men’s Health. DOI: http://doi.org/31083/jomh.2021.119

  6. Poulos NS, Pasch KE. (2021). Associations of school-level weight status and healthful and youth-oriented restaurant features found within the food environment of youth. Childhood Obesity. DOI: https://doi.org/10.1089/chi.2021.0151

Select Presentations

1. Poulos NS* (March 2022).  Working Together to Support Relational Health in Families: Optimizing and Supporting Food Bank-Healthcare Partnerships in Texas.  Curated and presented during an expert panel for the Pediatric Brain Health Summit 2022.  Recorded session can be found here: https://www.txsafebabies.org/2022summit/ 

2. Poulos NS* (December 2021).  Food Bank and Healthcare Partnership Findings Across Texas: Preliminary Findings.  Presented at the Food Bank-Healthcare Partnership Leader Convening.  Recorded sessions can be found here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wXEGzzlF--U&t=936s & https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=c15DUTNTGeM

3. Poulos NS* (December 2021).  Food Bank-Healthcare Partnership Models: Voices from Texas Food Banks and Healthcare Partners.  Moderated at the Food Bank-Healthcare Partnership Leader Convening.  Recorded sessions can be found here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=c15DUTNTGeM

4. Poulos NS*, Buek KW, O’Neil MM, Mandell DJ (October 2021). Fatherhood during COVID-19: Perspectives from fathers and post-partum nurses on perinatal care. Paper presentation at the annual conference for the American Public Health Association in Denver, CO.

5. Poulos NS*, Nehme E, O’Neil MM, Mandell DJ (June 2021). Food Bank and Health Care Partnerships: A cross-sector approach to supporting families experiencing food insecurity. Paper presentation at the annual meeting for the International Society for Behavioral Nutrition and Physical Activity (virtual).

NTR 390.14: Theories of Nutrition Behavior

NTR 315: Nutrition Through the Lifecycle

NTR 316: Food and Culture