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James Daly is a Research Assistant at the Harvard Prevention Research Center on Nutrition and Physical Activity at the Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health. The mission of the Harvard Prevention Research Center on Nutrition and Physical Activity is to work with communities, community agencies, state and local government, and other partners to develop, implement, and evaluate the effectiveness and cost-effectiveness of methodologies and interventions to improve nutrition and physical activity and reduce obesity and chronic disease risk among children, youth, and their families and to translate and disseminate this work at community, state and national levels to reduce and eliminate disparities in these outcomes.

For the CHOICES project, James supports qualitative data analysis of state and local health agency partners’ implementation experiences and collection of data to inform cost analyses.

At the HPRC, James provides support to several chronic disease-related research and intervention evaluation projects with a focus on policy, systems, and environmental change strategies. His primary research interests include community-engaged research, implementation and dissemination science, and addressing socioeconomic and racial/ethnic disparities in obesity.

James is a Master of Public Health candidate at Boston University and has a Bachelor of Science in Exercise and Health Sciences from the University of Massachusetts, Boston.