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Kristine A. ​Madsen, MD, MPH

Professor, Joint Medical Program; Public Health Nutrition; Community Health Sciences
  • Director, Graduate Certificate in Food Systems

Kristine Madsen is a Professor at the School of Public Health and the Faculty Director for the Berkeley Food Institute.
Phone: (510) 664-9070
Address: 2121 Berkeley Way #6140
Berkeley, CA 94720

Biography

Dr. Kristine Madsen is a Professor at UC Berkeley’s School of Public Health and the Faculty Director for the Berkeley Food Institute. She is a pediatrician and research scientist with expertise in the design and evaluation of interventions related to pediatric obesity, cardiovascular risk, and health disparities. She has partnered with schools, health departments, and cities to expand the reach of school and community programs that promote health. Her research team recently conducted the first study to examine the longer-term impacts of Berkeley’s soda tax on sugar-sweetened beverage consumption in low-income neighborhoods.

Research Interests

  • Health disparities
  • Policy approaches to reducing cardiovascular disease
  • Physical activity
  • School health
  • Community-based participatory research

Education

  • MD – Indiana University School of Medicine
  • MPH – Epidemiology
    Indiana University
  • BA – Math and English
    University of California, Berkeley

Publications

Courses Taught

    • PB HLTH H195A/H195B
    • Honors Thesis Seminar
    • PB HLTH 1555A
    • Senior Seminar in Research Methods
    • PB HLTH 214
    • Transforming Food Systems