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Patricia  Wakimoto, DrPH, MS, RD
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Patricia Wakimoto, DrPH, MS, RD
1222 Preservation Park Way
Oakland, California 94612

Patricia Wakimoto joined the Samuels Center as Associate Director in 2017. Her role is to support operations and the research staff on various projects. Patricia’s expertise includes community based and applied research in diverse populations, dietary methodology, and program evaluation. Her most recent position was as Associate Director of the Center of Public Health Practice & Leadership at the University of California Berkeley, School of Public Health.  She was also an Associate Researcher at UC-Berkeley. With Dr. Meredith Minkler, she worked on the Tenderloin Healthy Retail Initiative.  At the Nutrition Policy Institute (previously the Center for Weight and Health), Patricia worked on two national studies, the Healthy Communities Study and the Evaluation of the National Fresh Fruit & Vegetable Program.

In previous work, Patricia worked extensively with UC Cooperative extension and other community partners in her capacity as Assistant Scientist at Children’s Hospital Oakland Research Institute and co-Director of Outreach and Translational Research with two NIH Centers of Excellence Center for Health Disparities. Her work focused on health disparities and nutrition and physical activity. Patricia also worked with UC Davis and oversaw the statewide evaluation of the Expanded Food and Nutrition Education Program.  This work included development and evaluation of special populations curriculum and interventions.

Patricia is also a registered dietitian. In her spare time, she enjoys gardening and frequenting farmers’ markets. She enjoys spending quality time with family and friends.

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