Leah Rimkus, MPH, RD

Formerly of IHRP

Ms. Leah Rimkus is evaluation and outcomes analyst at Metropolitan Family Services, Chicago.

From spring of 2008 to fall of 2015, she served as deputy director of the Bridging the Gap/ImpacTeen research project, funded by the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation, at the UIC Institute for Health Research and Policy. 

Recent and Noteworthy Publications

Rimkus L, Isgor Z, Ohri-Vachaspati P, Zenk SN, Powell LM, Barker DC, Chaloupka FJ. Disparities in the availability and price of low-fat and higher-fat milk in US food stores by community characteristics. J Acad Nutr Diet. In press. [See abstract.]

Zenk SN, Powell LM, Isgor Z, Rimkus L, Barker DC, Chaloupka FJ. Prepared food availability in U.S. food stores: a national study. Am J Prev Med. 2015 Sep;48:79-88. [See abstract.]

Ohri-Vachaspati P, Isgor Z, Rimkus L, Powell LM, Barker DC, Chaloupka FJ. Child-directed marketing inside and on the exterior of fast food restaurants. Prev Med. 2015 Jan;48(1):22-30. [See abstract.]

Zenk SN, Powell LM, Rimkus L, Isgor Z, Barker DC, Ohri-Vachaspati P, Chaloupka F. Relative and absolute availability of healthier food and beverage alternatives across communities in the United States. Am J Public Health. 2014;104(11):2170-2178. [See abstract.]

Rimkus L, Ohri-Vachaspati P, Powell LM, Zenk SN, Quinn CM, Barker DC, Pugach O, Resnick EA, Chaloupka FJ. Development and reliability testing of a fast-food restaurant observation form. Am J Health Promot. 2014 May 12. [Epub ahead of print] [See abstract.]

Rimkus L, Powell LM, Zenk SN, Han E, Ohri-Vachaspati P, Pugach O, Barker DC, Resnick EA, Quinn CM, Myllyluoma J, Chaloupka FJ. Development and reliability testing of a food store observation form. J Nutr Educ Behav. 2013;45(6):540-548. [See abstract.]

Han E, Powell LM, Zenk SN, Rimkus L, Ohri-Vachaspati P, Chaloupka FJ. Classification bias in commercial business lists for retail food stores in the U.S. Int J Behav Nutr Phys Act. 2012;9(1):46. [See abstract.]