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Experts by Expertise: Nutrition and Dieting

For help reaching an expert on deadline, please contact UB's media relations team at 716-645-6969 or


Stephanie Anzman-Frasca

Assistant Professor of Pediatrics

Expertise: childhood obesity, children’s eating habits, infant and child behavior and development  

Contact: Stephanie Anzman-Frasca can be reached through Ellen Goldbaum in University Communications at 716-645-4605 or


Jo L. Freudenheim

Chair of Epidemiology and Environmental Health

Expertise: cancer risk factors, diet and cancer, carcinogens

Phone: 716-829-5375



Charles Lindsey

Associate Professor of Marketing

Expertise: consumer behavior, advertising, marketing strategy and research, brand loyalty, serving and package sizes

Contact: Charles Lindsey can be reached most quickly through Jackie Ghosen in the School of Management Communications Office at 716-645-2833 or


Samina Raja

Associate Professor of Urban and Regional Planning 

Expertise: food access, food systems planning, food and urban planning, local government food policy

Phone: 716-829-5881



Xiaozhong Wen

Assistant Professor of Pediatrics

Expertise: diet and health in infants and young children, origins of obesity, smoking cessation during pregnancy

Phone: 716-829-6811