Faculty Profile

Vivienne Hazzard

Vivienne M Hazzard, PhD, MPH, RD

  • Lecturer, Nutritional Sciences

Dr. Hazzard (she/her) is a registered dietitian and public health researcher passionate about improving young people's relationships with food and their bodies. To advance her training in this area, she completed a postdoctoral fellowship through the NIMH-funded T32 Midwest Regional Training Program in Eating Disorders Research. The overarching goal of her research is to prevent disordered eating, eating disorders, and related sequelae, particularly among socially and economically marginalized populations. A key line of her work focuses on the role food insecurity plays in the development of disordered eating and eating disorders.

  • PhD, Nutritional Sciences, University of Michigan School of Public Health, 2019
  • MPH, Human Nutrition and Dietetics, University of Michigan School of Public Health, 2014
  • BS, Psychology, University of California, Davis, 2012

Disparities in disordered eating and related outcomes, food security

Hazzard VM, Loth KA, Hooper L, Becker CB. Food insecurity and eating disorders: a review of emerging evidence. Current Psychiatry Reports. 2020;22(12). doi:10.1007/s11920-020-01200-0

Hazzard VM, Barry MR, Leung CW, Sonneville KR, Wonderlich SA, Crosby RD. Food insecurity and its associations with bulimic-spectrum eating disorders, mood disorders, and anxiety disorders in a nationally representative sample of U.S. adults. Social Psychiatry and Psychiatric Epidemiology. 2022;57(7):1483-1490. doi:10.1007/s00127-021-02126-5

Hazzard VM, Hooper L, Larson N, Loth KA, Wall M, Neumark-Sztainer D. Associations between severe food insecurity and disordered eating behaviors from adolescence to young adulthood: Findings from a 10-year longitudinal study. Preventive Medicine. 2022;154:106895. doi:10.1016/j.ypmed.2021.106895

Hazzard VM, Yoon C, Emery RL, Mason SM, Crosby RD, Wonderlich SA, Neumark-Sztainer D. Adverse childhood experiences in relation to mood-, weight-, and eating-related outcomes in emerging adulthood: Does self-compassion play a buffering role? Child Abuse and Neglect. 2021;122:105307. doi:10.1016/j.chiabu.2021.105307

Hazzard VM, Telke SE, Simone M, Anderson LM, Larson N, Neumark-Sztainer D. Intuitive eating longitudinally predicts better psychological health and lower use of disordered eating behaviors: findings from EAT 2010-2018. Eating and Weight Disorders. 2021;26(1):287-294. doi:10.1007/s40519-020-00852-4

Hazzard VM, Simone M, Borg SL, Borton KA, Sonneville KR, Calzo JP, Lipson SK. Disparities in eating disorder risk and diagnosis among sexual minority college students: Findings from the national Healthy Minds Study. International Journal of Eating Disorders. 2020;53(9):1563-1568. doi:10.1002/eat.23304

View full list of publications at https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/myncbi/vivienne.hazzard.2/bibliography/public/ 

Areas of Expertise: Health Equity,  LGBT Health,  Mental Health,  Nutrition