Daheia Barr-Anderson


Daheia Barr-Anderson, PhD, MSPH, is an associate professor of kinesiology at the University of Minnesota. Her overall research interests focus on physical activity, sedentary behaviors, and obesity prevention in children and adults. Daheia is particularly interested in home- and community-based, environmental interventions that incorporate both physical activity and nutrition to achieve healthy outcomes and to decrease racial/ethnic health inequalities. As a practitioner, she has a special interest in investigating the use of yoga to improve health in Black populations. Her current projects involve examining the use of yoga to address cardiovascular risk factors in sedentary African-American women and exploring the factors within the home activity and food environments that interplay with individual and interpersonal factors to contribute to overweight and obesity in African-American girls.