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Lindsay Kohler PhD, MPH

Lindsay   Kohler PhD, MPH

Assistant Research Professor

Health Promotion Sciences Department

3950 S Country Club Rd
Abrams Public Health Building 3312
PO Box: 210482
Tucson AZ 85714
(520) 626-3357


Dr. Lindsay N. Kohler is an Assistant Research Professor in the Department of Health Promotion Sciences at the Mel and Enid College of Public Health at the University of Arizona. She has training in public health (MPH; University of Iowa) and epidemiology (PhD, University of Arizona). She is the lead epidemiologist for El Banco por Salud, a wellness biobank designed to facilitate connections between academic researchers and the community for Latinos living with diabetes and their family members. Her current projects include a dietary recall study to evaluate adherence to renal nutrition guidelines in El Banco por Salud participants at risk for chronic kidney disease, evaluating predictors of glycemic control in El Banco por Salud, assessing food security changes with the COVID-19 pandemic in El Banco por Salud, and developing a social determinants of health score in association with metabolic syndrome and type 2 diabetes.


Iowa State University, BS (Microbiology)
University of Iowa, MPH (Epidemiology)
Pima Community College, AAS (Culinary Arts)
University of Arizona, PhD (Epidemiology)

Research Synopsis

Dr. Kohler’s main research interests are at the intersection of social determinants of health and diabetes pathophysiology. To implement real change for modifiable lifestyle factors such as nutrition and physical activity for health promotion and disease prevention, we must first understand the social context in which people live, work, and play.

Curriculum Vitae: 

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