Research

CAHNR in the news

Medicine news line reported that high school students picked less water, whole fruit and milk when fruit juice was available as part of a school meal program. Postdoctoral Research Associate Rebecca Boehm, lead author of the study, was quoted in the article. She is part of agricultural and resource economics. See also UConn Today. UConn […]

Trust and altruism in homeless populations: A recent field experiment

Based on a survey conducted by the Connecticut Coalition to End Homelessness, there were an estimated 3,383 people that were experiencing homelessness in Connecticut on January 23, 2018. This number represents a 25 percent decrease since 2007; however, it is still a reality for many people in the state. A research team from the Department […]

CAHNR in the news

Leonardodicaprio.org included an article by Rebecca Boehm about the relationship between United States household food purchasing and greenhouse gas emissions. Boehm is a postdoctoral research associate in agricultural and resource economics. The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services released a second edition of the Physical Activity Guidelines for Americans on Monday. It gives recommendations […]

Weight: What’s a gene got to do with it?

Many factors contribute to weight gain and loss. There are behavioral and environmental aspects, such as what types of food and how much people choose to eat or the amount of physical exercise they get. Genetics may also be involved, based on past investigations by Department of Allied Health Sciences (AHS) Associate Professor Jeanne McCaffery […]

Landscape architecture team develops models for coastal resilience along historic waterfront

Coastal communities face tough decisions on how to reduce the impacts of encroaching seawater caused by climate change. As oceans rise shores will transform, leaving residents of many low-lying areas struggling to adapt. To meet the challenges brought by a changing climate, the city of New London is working with UConn’s Community Research and Design […]