Hannah Grace Lane
Medical Instructor in the Department of Population Health Sciences

I am an implementation scientist with focused training in mixed method and community-engaged research, with an emphasis on eliminating pediatric obesity inequities through improving access to healthy foods and physical activity among children facing social and economic disadvantages.

My research centers around 3 primary focus areas:
(1) understanding and improving implementation in order to optimize reach of evidence-based healthy eating and physical activity policies and practices in child-serving settings (mostly schools);
(2) engaging children and adolescents as active participants in implementation research, including developing and testing pragmatic, age-appropriate evaluation metrics;
(3) developing measures to improve our understanding of the determinants of health-related decision-making among children and adolescents, in order to better implement health literacy and public health literacy-based programs.

While these are the main focus areas of my research, my methods expertise is broadly applicable to other child and adolescent health outcomes. This expertise includes: implementation and dissemination methods, stakeholder-driven research, youth participatory research methods, mixed methods evaluation, pragmatic measures development (including rapid qualitative data collection and analysis), organizational capacity-building, theory-based program development, policy implementation.

Areas of Expertise: Implementation Science, Health Behavior, and Health Management

Current Appointments & Affiliations

Contact Information

  • 705 Broad St, Durham, NC 27705
  • Box 90517, Durham, NC 27708-0517

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