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Chelsea Kracht, PhD; Pennington Biomedical Research Center

Chelsea Kracht, PhD

Pennington Biomedical Research Center

Dr. Chelsea Kracht works with the Pediatric Obesity and Health Behavior Department at the LSU Pennington Biomedical Research Center. Dr. Kracht’s research goal is to optimize child health before school entry (6 years of age). Dr. Kracht has a diverse background in biochemistry (bachelor’s degree), exercise science (master’s degree), epidemiology (master’s degree), and nutrition (doctorate). She is currently an NIH T32 postdoctoral fellow at Pennington Biomedical Research Center pursuing research in pediatric obesity, sedentary behavior, and screen-time. Her most recent studies focus on helping children be active indoors and promoting outdoor play in childcare centers.