Kari Lynn Woloszyk

Kari Lynn Woloszyk
Research Associate - Center for Health and Community Impact
125 Matthaei Building 5101 Lodge Service Drive Detroit, MI 48202

Office Hours: Monday - Friday, 9am-5pm - By Appointment only



Master of Public Health (MPH)

Bachelor of Science (BS)

Certified Health Education Specialist (CHES)


Kari Woloszyk received a Master of Public Health (MPH) in Health Behavior and Health Education from the University of Michigan’s School of Public Health. Much of her work has focused on food systems, the built environment and community health impact, specifically with low-income and minority populations in Detroit. Currently working with a team of faculty and researchers at the Center for Health and Community Impact at Wayne State University, they are engaged with Detroit schools and farmer’s markets to provide youth with the knowledge, experience, and networks that support healthy communities rich in education, resources and economic opportunities to thrive.


Manages the Youth-to-Markets and Seniors-to-Markets food access and food iniatives program.

Academic Interests

Food access, social justice, urban planning, economic development, social determinants of health, behavior theory, food systems, built environment, complete streets, health equity, public health, urban development

Area Of Expertise

Food Systems, grant writing, built environment, community engagement

Research Interests

Food systems, food access, health equity, social justice, community partnerships

Community Engagement Activities

Eastern Market Fellows, Detroit Food Policy, Urban Planning

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