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Dao Lab News & Events

Past Events


NIH Nutrition Health Disparities Workshop

The Dao Research Lab presented their poster Weight status, food security, and psychological symptoms of NH Hispanic adults on September 23rd, 2021. To watch this workshop on demand and access posters, please visit the event website at

Virtual event to focus on food insecurity, neighborhood food environment and implementation science

Join the National Institutes of Health for a virtual nutrition research and implementation workshop on Sept. 21-23, 2021. The goal is to review the state of the science around food insecurity and the neighborhood food environment, identify research gaps and explore innovative research strategies that could inform policies and practices. Experts in these fields will come together for a series of panel discussions that address nutrition health disparities.

Past Announcements

NHPR Interview and August News Article

Dr. Dao was recently interviewed by New Hampshire Public Radio reporter, Gabriela Lozada, for an August news article exploring the diet of NH Latino residents during the COVID-19 pandemic, entitled Noticias del 20 de agosto Y Una Conversación Sobre La Dieta De Los Latinos De N.H. Durante La Pandemia. To read and listen to the story,* visit the NHPR webpage

*Please note that there is no English translation available at this time

Interested in joining the Dao Lab?

The Dao Lab is always accepting new undergraduate and graduate students. For more information about UNH's Nutritional Sciences graduate degrees, please visit the Department of Agriculture, Nutrition, & Food Systems webpage.  Visit the UNH Graduate Admissions webpage to learn about general graduate admission and application requirements at UNH. If you are interested in joining the lab, please contact us here using the contact form linked below or by emailing our research coordinator at

The Dao Lab welcomes new member, Yobanna Taylor!

The Dao Lab welcomes Yobanna, a new phone interviewer who will be conducting COVID-19 Telephone Study surveys in Spanish. Welcome, Yobanna! For more about the Dao Lab members, visit our About page. 

Other Relevant News & Events

Past Events

Manchester Wellness on Wheels Events

The Dao Lab plans to attend the Manchester Wellness on Wheels (MWOW)! For more information about MWOW, please visit the Makin' It Happen website.

The event dates and locations are:

  • Elmwood Gardens: Wednesday July 14th from 10:30am to 12:30pm
  • Gossler Park School: Wednesday July 21st from 4:00pm to 6:00pm
  • Kelley Falls: Friday August 6th from 10:30am to 12:30pm
  • Beech St. School: Wednesday August 18th from 4:00pm to 6:00pm
Tufts Symposium

March 1st-4th: 2021 Tufts Research and Data Symposium for Food and Nutrition

Drs. Dao, Orlova, Folta, Mendéz-Lázaro, and Mattei are presenting the Mitigating Disparities in Nutrition and Public Health panel on Wednesday, March 3rd, from 12-1pm. They will discuss the role of big data in understanding and reducing racial minority health disparities.

For more information, please visit the symposium website: 

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UNH Cooperative Extension Event:

Engaging Latinos and Creating Partnerships with Latino Media


To watch the recording of this webinar, visit the eXtension webpage. Visitors may need to log in or create an eXtension account to access this page. 


Presented by Ricardo Vela, Program Manager, University of California ANR News and Information Outreach in Spanish (NOS).

In this fast-paced webinar, Extension program educators, advisors and directors will learn best practices to reach and engage Latinos, and the importance of creating partnerships with their local media.

Topics include:

  • Audience
  • Messaging
  • Identifying community needs and priorities
  • Building relationships
  • Partnering with community organizations
  • Social media vs. traditional media

Participants will gain insight about how to take a multi-directional approach to outreach, and how to more effectively use traditional media outlets, including radio, print media, broadcast TV, and news releases.