Beth Racine is a Professor of Public Health Sciences at the University of North Carolina at Charlotte. She holds a BA in Economics from Boston University, a MS in Nutrition from Cal State LA, and an MPH and DrPH from the Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health. The majority of her research examines the following questions: 1) What do we eat?; 2) Why do we eat it?; 3) What strategies could be implemented to improve diet quality?; and 4) Does the strategy work to improve diet quality? Currently Dr Racine is studying the eating behavior of college students.
Over the past 15 years Dr. Racine has taught a variety of public health classes like Global Health, Social Determinants of Health, Health Policy and Leadership, Public Health Nutrition, and Environmental Health. In 2015, 2016, 2017, and 2019 Dr. Racine led a study abroad course to India titled Health and Well-Being in India. She also spends time mentoring a number of undergraduate, master, and doctoral students in the areas of public health and applied nutrition.
Dr. Racine lives in Charlotte, NC with her husband, Tony. She has two college-aged children; they attend NC State and University of Alabama at Birmingham. This will be Dr. Racine’s first voyage with Semester at Sea. She is very excited to have the opportunity to learn among a wide variety of staculty, students, and lifelong learners.