Elizabeth Yakes Jimenez is an assistant professor of nutrition and family and community medicine with an MS in Public Health Nutrition and a Ph.D. in Epidemiology.


  • Preventing and improving the treatment/management of obesity and diabetes in New Mexico, particularly among underserved populations, children, and emerging adults, via public health and school-based interventions and policy change.
  • Preventing micronutrient malnutrition in women and young children through fortification and food-based approaches in global settings.
  • 12 years’ experience working in research and community based projects in the United States, Southeast Asia and East and West Africa.

Additional areas of interest
Nutrition, epidemiology and maternal and child health

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