Faculty Profile: Ronnesia Gaskins, PhD, MSPH

Ronnesia Gaskins, PhD, MSPH
Adjunct Assistant Professor
Behavioral and Social Sciences
Work: +1 401-863-6794


Dr. Gaskins's primary clinical and research interests are in examining obesity risk, prevention and intervention; and physical activity health promotion within the context of family and socioecological paradigms among children, families and disadvantaged populations at heightened risk for health disparities and associated burden. Reflecting these interests, her research has included NIH funded-projects and publications examining prenatal drug exposure and youth obesity risk, preschooler and teen parent obesity prevention, acculturation and health, and yoga and smoking cessation.