Jennifer “Jenny” Reiner is a Research Assistant at the Prevention Research Center on Nutrition and Physical Activity at the Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health (HPRC). The mission of the HPRC 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, her efforts focus on supporting state and local health agency partners as well as identifying and inputting local data for CHOICES models. She also assists in the coordination of the systematic review process to ensure team collaboration, consistency, integrity, and scientific rigor.

Jenny is rejoining the HPRC team after receiving her Master of Public Health degree in Health Promotion from The George Washington University. While attending GW, she managed a media content analysis project to examine how childhood obesity disparities were framed in traditional news media. In her previous position at the HPRC, she assisted in the evaluation of nutrition policy and environmental interventions in a variety of settings in Boston. Her key interests include community-based participatory approaches to address social determinants of health and the dissemination and implementation of evidence-based policies and practices.

Jenny received her Master of Public Health degree in Health Promotion from The George Washington University and her Bachelor of Arts degree from Colby College in Waterville, Maine.