Ana Poblacion, PhD, MSc
Assistant Professor
Boston University Chobanian & Avedisian School of Medicine
Dept of Pediatrics

Pronouns: she/her/hers

Dr. Poblacion's research focuses on pediatric nutrition and ending food insecurity in households with children through the increase in access to healthy foods. Her research is motivated by the goal to improve the distribution of goods and services among underprivileged people, as well as provide access to health and nutrition care.

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  1. Carvalho RES, Poblacion A, Gouveia AVDS, Correia MEG, Segall-Corrêa AM, Cook J, Silveira JACD. [Validity of an instrument for screening households at risk of food insecurity in different strata of the Brazilian population]. Cad Saude Publica. 2022; 38(7):e00239521. PMID: 35976346; DOI: 10.1590/0102-311XPT239521;
  2. Nguyen HT, Poblacion A, Ettinger de Cuba S, Bruce C, Cutts DB. Type of Child Care Setting Is Associated With Child Care Constraints and Food Insecurity Among Families With Low-Incomes. Acad Pediatr. 2022 Jul 18.View Related Profiles. PMID: 35863736; DOI: 10.1016/j.acap.2022.07.009;
  3. Poblacion A, Ettinger de Cuba S, Cook JT. For 25 Years, Food Security Has Included a Nutrition Domain: Is a New Measure of Nutrition Security Needed? J Acad Nutr Diet. 2022 10; 122(10):1837-1840.View Related Profiles. PMID: 35489679; DOI: 10.1016/j.jand.2022.04.009;
  4. Ettinger de Cuba S, Mbamalu M, Bovell-Ammon A, Black MM, Cutts DB, Lê-Scherban F, Coleman SM, Ochoa ER, Heeren TC, Poblacion A, Sandel M, Bruce C, Rateau LJ, Frank DA. Prenatal WIC Is Associated with Increased Birth Weight of Infants Born in the United States with Immigrant Mothers. J Acad Nutr Diet. 2022 Aug; 122(8):1514-1524.e4.View Related Profiles. PMID: 35151905
  5. Vanoli J, Coull BA, Ettinger de Cuba S, Fabian PM, Carnes F, Massaro MA, Poblacion A, Bellocco R, Kloog I, Schwartz J, Laden F, Zanobetti A. Postnatal exposure to PM2.5 and weight trajectories in early childhood. Environ Epidemiol. 2022 Feb; 6(1):e181.View Related Profiles. PMID: 35169661; PMCID: PMC8835545; DOI: 10.1097/EE9.0000000000000181;
  6. Poblacion A, Segall-Corrêa AM, Cook J, Taddei JAAC. Validity of a 2-item screening tool to identify families at risk for food insecurity in Brazil. Cad Saude Publica. 2021; 37(6):e00132320. PMID: 34190830
  7. Poblacion A, Ettinger de Cuba S, Cook JT. Comparing Food Security Before and During the COVID-19 Pandemic: Considerations When Choosing Measures. J Acad Nutr Diet. 2021 10; 121(10):1945-1947.View Related Profiles. PMID: 34247979; PMCID: PMC8173479; DOI: 10.1016/j.jand.2021.06.004;
  8. Bovell-Ammon A, Mansilla C, Poblacion A, Rateau L, Heeren T, Cook JT, Zhang T, de Cuba SE, Sandel MT. Housing Intervention For Medically Complex Families Associated With Improved Family Health: Pilot Randomized Trial. Health Aff (Millwood). 2020 04; 39(4):613-621.View Related Profiles. PMID: 32250672
  9. Greenthal E, Jia J, Poblacion A, James T. Patient experiences and provider perspectives on a hospital-based food pantry: a mixed methods evaluation study. Public Health Nutr. 2019 12; 22(17):3261-3269. PMID: 31486351
  10. Cutts D, Cook J. Screening for Food Insecurity: Short-Term Alleviation and Long-Term Prevention. Am J Public Health. 2017 11; 107(11):1699-1700.View Related Profiles. PMID: 29019766; PMCID: PMC5637690; DOI: 10.2105/AJPH.2017.304082;
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2021 Department of Health & Human Services. NIH Office of Nutrition Research, US: Award “Children’s Weight Trajectory and Its Association with Food Insecurity and Air Pollution"
2014 . Coordination for the Improvement of Higher Education Personnel/CAPES: Doctoral International Exchange Program Scholarship
2012-2016 Coordination for the Improvement of Higher Education Personnel/CAPES: Doctoral Scholarship
2007 Pontifical Catholic University of Parana, Curitiba, Brazil: Distinguished Nutrition Professor
2007 Pontifical Catholic University of Parana, Curitiba, Brazil: Patron of Nutrition 2004 Class
2000-2002 Coordination for the Improvement of Higher Education Personnel/CAPES: Master’s Scholarship
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