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

I am an implementation scientist with expertise in mixed methods and community-engaged research. My research focuses on improve implementation of federal policies that increase access to nutritious foods and physical activity for children facing social and economic disadvantages.

My research centers around 3 primary focus areas:
(1) optimizing implementation of evidence-based healthy eating and physical activity policies and practices in child-serving settings (mostly schools);

(2) studying implementation flexibilities of federal child nutrition assistance policies during COVID-19

(3) engaging children and adolescents as active participants in implementation research, including developing and testing pragmatic, age-appropriate evaluation metrics;

The ultimate goal of my research is to develop and disseminate strategies that improve policy implementation in under-resourced schools and, ultimately, reduce pediatric obesity and health disparities


Additionally, my methods expertise is broadly applicable to other child and adolescent health outcomes and community settings. 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

  • 215 Morris Street, Suite 210, Durham, NC 27701
  • Box 90517, Durham, NC 27708-0517

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