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About Betty Izumi

Dr. Izumi completed both her RD and MPH at the University of California Berkeley and her Ph.D from Michigan State University. Her areas of interest include sustainability, nutrition, the built environment, community-based food systems, health disparities, and community-based participatory research. Before coming to PSU she was a Research Fellow at the Kellog Health Scholars Program at the University of Michigan School of Public Health. Dr. Izumi has also served as an Assistant Professor of Family and Community Development at Oregon State University. She is currently teaching Public Health Nutrition and Food System Sustainability.


Present Assistant Professor, Portland State University OHSU-PSU School of Public Health
Present Fellow, Portland State University Institute for Sustainable Solutions

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  • Public Health Nutrition and Food Systems Sustainability

Publications (23)

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