KATRINA SERRANO WINS AWARDS AT TEXAS OBESITY RESEARCH CONFERENCE
Katrina Serrano, a graduate research assistant working in the Child and Adolescent Health Research Laboratory (CAHRL), received two awards at the Texas Obesity Research Conference hosted by the University of Houston’s Texas Obesity Research Center.
She won a travel award and her research poster received recognition as well.
The Poster Award for Research Excellence for her poster was titled “Health Behaviors Among Students with Different Weight Change Outcomes.”
Katrina Serrano’s research interests lie within the public health realm, specifically: obesity in populations of all ages, the built environment’s role in physical activity and obesity, and minority health/health disparities.
Currently, Katrina is working with a team that is conducting research on the “Design, Implementation, Feasibility, and Impact of a Nutrition Education Intervention Centered on the Revised WIC Food Packages” administered in the state of Texas (TEXFAN) and nationwide (NATFAN). Additionally, Katrina is a team member for the “Campus Environment, Diet and Activity: Does the environment have a role in promoting health behaviors among TAMU students?” project led by Dr. Peter Murano and Dr. Chanam Lee.