Dr. Madanat is an Assistant Professor of Health Promotion and Behavioral Sciences in the Graduate School of Public Health, San Diego State University, as well as a health educator and medical sociologist. Her interests include the impact of culture, traditions, and western influence on health in the global setting with emphasis on the Middle East. Her research focuses on tobacco prevention, smoking cessation, and the impact of westernization on diet and nutrition. Currently, she is developing culturally appropriate tobacco policies for Jordan. In addition, she is working on the development of appropriate nutrition education programs that emphasize health and biological hunger.
Current Research Project(s)
Obesity Prevention in the Latina Community in South San Diego (Valorando Nuestros Cuerpos/Valuing Our Bodies)
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