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Approximately, 88% of deaths in the United States can be attributed to chronic diseases, such as type 2 diabetes and heart disease. The odds of developing a chronic disease are primarily determined by a combination of one’s genetics, health behaviors (foremost, physical activity and dietary intake), and characteristics of the environments in which people live. Dr. Budd examines the 1) policies and 2) environmental factors that influence physical activity and healthy eating, primarily among youth and Latinx communities; and 3) investigates factors associated with the dissemination and implementation of evidence-based interventions to prevent chronic diseases and promote population-level health equity.