Jessica Barrett is a Senior Research Analyst at the Prevention Research Center on Nutrition and Physical Activity at the Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health (HPRC), where she leads data management and analysis activities for core HPRC research projects. 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, 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 oversees computational cost-effectiveness modeling protocols and provides technical assistance on calculating, interpreting, and communicating cost-effectiveness results with state and local health agencies.
Jessica received a Master of Public Health degree in Epidemiology from the Boston University School of Public Health and a Bachelor of Science degree in Biology and Community Health from Tufts University.