Sarah Amin, Ph.D., MPH, is an assistant professor in the Department of Nutrition and Food Sciences and director of SNAP-Ed at the University of Rhode Island. Dr. Amin’s research focuses on nutrition and physical activity in underserved schoolchildren and how the environment, policies, and psychosocial factors shape these behaviors. She has a specific interest in food literacy and how to leverage this framework in the context of nutrition education. Dr. Amin is passionate about working in partnership with the community to most effectively develop and test innovative methods to promote positive health outcomes in children. Dr. Amin completed her postdoctoral training in school-based physical activity interventions at the Tufts University Friedman School of Nutrition Science and Policy. She received her Ph.D. in Nutrition and Food Sciences from the University of Vermont and M.P.H. from Brown University. In her spare time, Dr. Amin enjoys doing anything that gets her outside and active. She is an avid runner (Boston Marathon Qualifier) and hiker (currently peak-bagging the 48 NH 4000 footers).
Gary Liguori, Ph.D., FACSM, is the dean of the College of Health Sciences at the University of Rhode Island and professor of Kinesiology. Dr. Liguori is the senior editor of ACSM’s Guidelines for Exercise Testing and Prescription, 11th edition, senior editor of the ACSM Health-Related Physical Fitness Assessment Manual, 5th edition, and senior editor of the first editions of ACSM’s Resources for the Health Fitness Specialist.