Abiodun Atoyole, PhD, MSc

Postdoctoral Fellow

Rudd Center for Food Policy and Obesity

Research Interests

My research is focused on public health interventions to address poor nutrition and health outcomes among the at-risk population (limited resources, children, etc.). My research explores how environmental, personal, and behavioral factors may individually or collectively influence healthy food acquisition and in turn health outcomes among these populations. I have previously worked on projects involving population-based programs like food assistance programs (farmers’ markets and its’ incentive programs), nutrition education programs directed at the low-resource population (refugee community and low-income), food insecurity and childhood malnutrition.

As a postdoctoral research associate at the Rudd Center, I will be working on projects exploring the adaptation of environmental nudges to improve healthier food choices among participants of charitable food assistance programs, evaluation of healthy eating and wellness policies in school settings, and assessment of healthy food access and the development of food access measures in disadvantaged neighborhoods and childcare settings.


PhD, Utah State University, 2019
M.Sc., University of Ibadan, Ibadan, Nigeria, 2014

Recent Publications

1)Atoloye, A.T. and Carrie Durward (2019). Being Motivated by Nutrition is Associated with Healthy Home Food Environment of Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) Recipients. Journal of Nutrition Education and Behavior, 51(1), 101–106.

2)Sharon I. Kirkpatrick, S.I., Patricia M. Guenther; Deirdre Douglass; Amy F. Subar, Thea Zimmerman; Lisa L. Kahle; Abiodun Atoloye; Michelle Marcinow; Mateja R. Savoie Roskos; Kevin W. Dodd; Carrie Durward (2019). The Provision of Assistance Does Not Substantially Impact the Accuracy of 24-Hour Dietary Recalls Completed Using the Automated Self-Administered 24-H Dietary Assessment Tool among Women with Low Incomes. The Journal of Nutrition. 149 (1), 114-122. https://doi.org/10.1093/jn/nxy207

3)Carrie Durward, Mateja Savoie-Roskos, Abiodun Atoloye, Patrice Isabella, Melanie D Jewkes, Brenda Ralls, Kathleen Riggs, Heidi LeBlanc (2019). Double-Up Food Bucks Participation is Associated with Increased Fruit and Vegetable Consumption and Food Security among Low-Income Adults in Utah State. Journal of Nutrition and Behavior. 51(3), 342-347, https://doi.org/10.1016/j.jneb.2018.08.011

4)Lori Spruance, Abiodun Atoloye; Deirdre Douglass; Thea P Zimmerman; Patricia M Guenther; Karen Franck; Teresa Henson; Carla J Moore; Gina Wood; Carrie M Durward (2019). Pilot Test of Online ASA24 Training Manual with EFNEP Educators. Sage Open. SAGE Open 9(2), 1-9, DOI: 10.1177/2158244019844074

5)Atoloye, A.T, Ogunba, B.O., and Samuel, F.O. (2015). Spatial Pattern of Household Food Insecurity and Childhood Malnutrition in Akinyele Local Government Area, Nigeria. International Journal of Health Sciences 3(1): 235-250. DOI:10.15640/ijhs.v3n1a15

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