Tabashir Nobari PhD, MPH
Health equity, childhood obesity, housing insecurity and homelessness, food insecurity, adverse childhood experiences, WIC.
PUBH 201: Introduction to Public Health
PUBH 411: Health Promotion Among Diverse Populations
Dr. Tabashir Nobari is an Assistant Professor in the Department of Public Health at California State University, Fullerton. She earned her PhD in Community Health Sciences from the UCLA Fielding School of Public Health in 2016 and a MPH in International Epidemiology from the University of Michigan, Ann Arbor in 2005. She also completed a postdoctoral fellowship at the Women, Infants and Children (WIC) program in Los Angeles County.
Her longstanding interest is preventing socioeconomic and racial/ethnic health inequities among young children and college students by addressing health equity barriers through social programs and policies. Her research focuses on early childhood obesity, adverse childhood experiences including food insecurity, housing insecurity and risk of homelessness, and neighborhood quality. In her research, Dr. Nobari uses quantitative and qualitative research methods in addition to systems science methods to understand the impact of policies and programs on early childhood obesity. In addition to her U.S. urban work, Dr. Nobari has also taught and conducted research internationally (Senegal, Western China and Tunisia).
-The impact of the pandemic on CSUF students’ food and housing insecurity.
-Risk of food insecurity among housing-insecure children.
-Predictors of housing insecurity and homelessness among low-income families.
-Probabilistic matching of large administrative datasets to examine the impact of WIC on growth trajectories.