Dr. Yakes Jimenez received a B.S. in human nutrition and an M.S. in public health nutrition (2003) from Case Western Reserve University and a PhD in epidemiology from the University of California, Davis (2010). She completed a public health dietetic internship (2003) and a postdoc with the Institut de Recherche en Sciences de la Santé in Burkina Faso (2009-2011).

Personal Statement

I am passionate about public health. One focus area of my research is to test interventions to better prevent and treat chronic disease in high risk and underserved adult and pediatric populations. A second focus area of my research is to identify appropriate interventions to improve food and nutrition security and diet quality in low- and middle-income countries and underserved communities in the United States.

Areas of Specialty

Maternal and child health Epidemiology Public health nutrition Pediatric nutrition

Achievements & Awards

Outstanding Dietitian of the Year Award, New Mexico Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics, 2020 Outstanding Member of the Year Award, Pediatric Nutrition Practice Group, Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics, 2015


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Research and Scholarship

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