Principal Investigators & Project Staff

The Healthy Kids, Healthy Futures team is made of individuals with expertise in obesity prevention,
nutrition communication, physical activity, exercise physiology, public health, program planning and
evaluation, child development and family psychology.

Principal Investigators

Jessica Hoffman, PhD
Co-Principal Investigator, Healthy Kids, Healthy Futures
Associate Professor, Department of Counseling and Applied Educational Psychology
Northeastern University, Bouvé College of Health Sciences
J.Hoffman@neu.edu

Carmen Sceppa, MD, PhD
Co-Principal Investigator, Healthy Kids, Healthy Futures
Associate Professor, Department of Health Sciences
Northeastern University, Bouvé College of Health Sciences
C.Sceppa@neu.edu

Project Staff

Cathy Wirth, MS
Project Manager, Healthy Kids, Healthy Futures
C.Wirth@neu.edu

Sarah Johnson
HKHF Saturday Open Gym Family Engagement Coordinator
Northeastern University, Bouvé College of Health Sciences

Samantha Bowen
HKHF Saturday Open Gym Student Engagement Coordinator
Northeastern University, Bouvé College of Health Sciences

Johnothan Smileye Jr.
Undergraduate Research Assistant
HKHF Saturday Open Gym Resource Coordinator
Northeastern University

Misael Abreu
Undergraduate Research Assistant
HKHF Saturday Open Gym Outreach Coordinator
Northeastern University