Dr. Acadia Buro is an Assistant Professor at the University of New Mexico College of Population Health. She completed an NCI T32 postdoctoral fellowship in Behavioral Oncology at Moffitt Cancer Center; she earned a PhD in Public Health from the University of South Florida, an MS in Human Nutrition from Columbia University, and a BS and BA in Computer Science and Psychology from the American University of Paris. Dr. Buro holds Certified in Public Health (CPH) and Certified Autism Specialist (CAS) certifications. Her research broadly focuses on nutrition equity and health disparities among vulnerable populations. Two of Dr. Buro's ongoing studies involve developing culturally centered, theory-based, behavioral interventions to improve physical and mental health outcomes in adolescents and young adults with autism spectrum disorder and adolescent and young adult cancer survivors.

Areas of Specialty

  • Nutrition equity
  • Behavioral interventions for chronic disease prevention
  • Adolescence and young adulthood
  • Autism spectrum disorder
  • Cancer survivorship
  • Obesity
  • Health disparities

Key Publications

  • Buro, A. W., Sauls, R., Stern, M., Carson, T. L. (2023) A qualitative study of stress experiences, health behaviors, and intervention preferences in young adult cancer survivors. Supportive Care in Cancer, 31, 295.
  • Buro, A. W., Stern, M., Carson, T. L. (2023). Reported mental health, diet, and physical activity in young adult cancer survivors. Nutrients, 15(4), 1005.
  • Buro, A. W., Gray, H. L., Ruble, K., Soca Lozano, S., Sauls, R., Albizu-Jacob, A., Crowder, S. L., Mazzeo, S., Stern, M. (2022). Challenges and adaptations to a cluster-randomized control trial targeting parents of pediatric cancer survivors with obesity during the COVID-19 pandemic. Translational Behavioral Medicine.
  • Buro, A. W., Salinas-Miranda, A., Marshall, J., Gray, H. L., & Kirby, R. S. (2022). Autism spectrum disorder diagnosis and other child, family, and community risk factors for obesity among children and adolescents aged ten to seventeen years in the United States: A mediation analysis. Childhood Obesity.
  • Buro, A. W., Gray, H. L., Kirby, R. S., Marshall, J., Van Arsdale, W. (2022). The BALANCE nutrition education intervention for adolescents with ASD: A formative study in a school setting. Research in Autism Spectrum Disorders, 101912.
  • Buro, A. W., Gray, H. L., Kirby, R. S., Marshall, J., Strange, M., Pang, T., Hasan, S., Holloway, J. (2021). Feasibility of a virtual nutrition intervention for adolescents with autism spectrum disorder. Autism: The International Journal of Research and Practice, 26(6),

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Courses Taught

Population Health Evidenced-Based Practices