Palak Gupta

Nutrition, Dietetics & Food Sciences

Assistant Professor | MPH | Hunger Solutions Extension Specialist


Palak Gupta

Contact Information

Office Location: Davis County Extension 122L
Email: palak.gupta@usu.edu

Educational Background

MPH, Public Health, (Maternal and Child Health), University of South Florida, 2016
PhD, Public Health Nutrition, (Food Security), University of Delhi, 2015
Food insecurity in urban slums of Delhi (India)- "Identification of associated factors and community-based coping mechanisms"
MS, Nutrition, (Public Health), University of Delhi, 2009
BS, Nutrition, University of Delhi, 2007
Certified Public Health, National Board of Public Health Examiners , 2015

Biography

Palak Gupta is an Assistant Professor at Department of Nutrition, Dietetics and Food Sciences. Her research interests relate to food security, nutrition, public health, program planning and evaluation.

Teaching Interests

Public health nutrition, program planning and evaluation, research methods, community assessment, social determinants of health, hunger issues

Research Interests

Food insecurity, social determinants of health, health equity, public health, positive youth development, nutrition

Publications | Journal Articles

Academic Journal

  • Wright, L., Gupta, P., Yoshihara, K., (2018). Accessibility and affordability of healthy foods in food deserts in Florida: Policy and practice implications. . Florida Public Health Review15, 98-103.
  • Wright, L., Gupta, P., (2017). Situational Nutritional Analysis of Idumishmi Tribes of Arunachal Pradesh, North-East India. , 5:4, 113-119. doi: 10.12691/jfs-5-4-1
  • Gupta, P., Singh, K., Seth, V., Agarwal, S., Mathur, P., (2015). Coping Strategies Adopted by Households to Prevent Food Insecurity in Urban Slums of Delhi, India. , 3:1, 6-10. doi: 10.12691/jfs-3-1-2
  • Wright, L., Gupta, P., (2015). Coping Strategies Adopted by Urban Poor to Ameliorate Food Insecurity: Case of United States, Belize and India. , 3:2, 40-46. doi: 10.12691/jfs-3-2-2
  • Gupta, P., Singh, K., Seth, V., Agarwal, S., Mathur, P., (2014). Association of food insecurity and malnutrition among young children (6-36 Months). The Indian Journal of Nutrition and Dietetics, 51:3, 293--305.
  • Gupta, P., Singh, K., Seth, V., (2014). Household food insecurity and coping strategies in the urban slums of Delhi, India. International Journal of Nutrition and Dietetics. International Journal of Nutrition and Dietetics, 2:1, 55--72.
  • Gupta, P., Singh, K., Seth, V., (2013). Food insecurity among young children (6-35 months) in urban slums of Delhi India. Indian J Matern Child Health, 15:4, 1--6.
  • Agarwal, S., Sethi, V., Gupta, P., Jha, M., Agnihotri, A., Nord, M., (2009). Experiential household food insecurity in an urban underserved slum of North India. Food Security, 1:3, 239--250.
  • Gulati, A., Gupta, P., Jha, M., Parth Sarthi, P., Vishal, K., (2009). Impact of climate change, variability, and extreme rainfall events on agricultural production and food insecurity in Orissa. ISPRS Archives, 38:8, W3.

An asterisk (*) at the end of a publication indicates that it has not been peer-reviewed.

Publications | Technical Reports

Research Reports

  • Gupta, P., (2012). Philippines: A Community-based Approach to Reducing Malnutrition Among Young Children. Documentation of Noteworthy ECD Practices

An asterisk (*) at the end of a publication indicates that it has not been peer-reviewed.

Publications | Other

An asterisk (*) at the end of a publication indicates that it has not been peer-reviewed.

Teaching

NDFS 6240 - Program Planning and Evaluation in Public Health, Fall 2023
NDFS 6240 - Program Planning and Evaluation in Public Health, Fall 2022