Jennifer King, PHD

Jennifer King, Ph.D.

Assitant Professor

Dr. King's work in public health has involved community nutrition policy, systems, and environmental intervention development and evaluation. Her current research focuses on exploring basic needs (i.e. food insecurity) challenges that affect quality of life among college students, particularly stigma associated with resource use. She is passionate to deepen the courage to dismantle the stigmas of vulnerability.

In the Center for Public Policy & Health, Dr. King is primarily responsible for coordinating its $1.5 million Strategic Prevention Framework grant and building upon existing Center research to grow its reputation nationally and internationally.


  • B.S., Nutrition & Dietetics - Kent State University
  • M.S., Food & Nutrition - Bowling Green State University
  • Ph.D., Public Health - Kent State University