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Lindsey Haynes-Maslow, PhD, MHA

Associate Professor​, University Scholar

Extension Specialist


512 Brickhaven Drive


Area(s) of Expertise

  • Food and nutrition policy
  • Chronic disease prevention
  • Community-based participatory research
  • Diversity and inclusion in foods and nutrition programming

Dr. Lindsey Haynes-Maslow an Assistant Professor and Extension Specialist in the Department of Agricultural and Human Sciences at NC State University.  Lindsey researches policies that lead to a healthy behavior. She is an expert on the intersection between food systems, nutrition and public health, as well as the impact of government policies driving the food system.  She has over 10 years of experience working with non-profit, private, and public organizations that focus on obesity prevention for low-resource communities.  Before coming to NC State, Dr. Haynes-Maslow worked for the advocacy organization, the Union of Concerned Scientists, on federal food and nutrition policy, specifically the Child Nutrition Reauthorization Act and The Farm Bill.  Currently, she is the Principal Investigator of NC State’s SNAP-Education program, Steps to Health.  She has a Ph.D. in health policy and management from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. She also earned a Masters in healthcare administration and a B.S. in public health from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill.

Programs and Initiatives

  • Principal Investigator for NCSU’s SNAP-Ed program, Steps to Health, funded by the USDA
  • Co-Principal Investigator for “A Multi-Level Approach to Prevent Obesity: Extension and Engagement in Four North Carolina Counties,” funded by the CDC
  • Healthy food retail
  • Policy, systems, and environmental change

Selected Publications

  • Leone LA, Haynes-Maslow L, Ammerman A. Veggie Van Pilot Study:  Impact of a mobile produce market for underserved communities on fruit and vegetable access and intake. Journal of Hunger and Environmental Nutrition. 2016. In press.
  • O’Hara J, Haynes-Maslow L. Examining the association between school vending machines and children’s body mass index by socioeconomic status. Journal of Nutrition Education and Behavior. 2015;47(6):526-531.
  • Haynes-Maslow L, Salvador RJ. The food system should unite us, not divide us. Journal of Agriculture, Food Systems, and Community Development. 2015;5(4):105-108.
  • Perez MJ, Haynes-Maslow L, Roberts M, Dusetzina S. Mental Health Service Use for Adult Patients with Co-occurring Depression and Physical Chronic Health Care Needs, 2007-2010. Medical Care. 2015; 53(8):708-12.
  • Haynes-Maslow L, Auvergn LA, Mark BA, Ammerman A, Weiner BJ. Low-income individuals’ perceptions about fruit and vegetable access programs: A Qualitative Study. Journal of Nutrition Education and Behavior. 2015;47(4):317-324.
  • Haynes-Maslow L, Schramm D, Mark B, Ammerman A, Silberman P. Stakeholder arguments in access to healthy food state-level legislation in newspapers and bill hearings, 2010-2012. Journal of Science Policy and Governance. 2014:5(1).
  • Haynes-Maslow L, Godley PA, Dimartino L, White BS, Odom J, Richmond A, Carpenter W. African American Women’s Perceptions of Cancer Clinical Trials. Cancer Medicine. 2014;3(5):1430-9.
  • Allicock M, Haynes-Maslow L, Carr C, Orr M, Kahwati LC, Weiner BJ, et al. Training Veterans to Provide Peer Support in a Weight-Management Program: MOVE!. Preventing Chronic Disease. 2013;10:1300-84.
  • Haynes-Maslow L, Parsons SE, Wheeler SB, Leone LA. Understanding barriers to fruit and vegetable consumption among low-income individuals: A Qualitative Study. Preventing Chronic Disease. 2013;10:1202-06).
  • Weiner BJ, Haynes-Maslow L, Kahwati LC, Kinsinger LS, Campbell MK. Implementing the MOVE! weight-management program in the Veterans Health Administration, 2007-2010: a qualitative study. Preventing Chronic Disease. 2012;9:110-127.

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