Jessica Barrett is a Research Analyst at the Harvard Prevention Research Center on Nutrition and Physical Activity at the Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health, where she has worked on a variety of research projects focused on nutrition and physical activity related policies and environments. 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, Jessica has collaborated on cost-effectiveness modeling with the CHOICES team and national, state, and local stakeholders as part of the initial pilot project, national model simulations, and translation to state and local contexts. She supports the development of CHOICES intervention simulations, bringing expertise in the school sector in particular.
Jessica specializes in data management and analysis and cost-effectiveness modeling. Her key areas of research include physical activity and active transportation promotion through policy and environmental change.
Jessica received her MPH in Epidemiology from the Boston University School of Public Health.