Sheryl C. Cates
Senior Research Policy Analyst
Sheryl Cates has more than 20 years of experience managing projects to provide support for developing food safety and nutrition policy. She specializes in health communication, program evaluation, and survey research methods. She has expertise in survey instrument development and cognitive interviewing; survey design and administration for mail, telephone, Internet, and field surveys; qualitative research methods; and survey data analysis. Projects have included evaluating Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) education in seven states, evaluating nutrition education in the Woman, Infants, and Children (WIC) program, evaluating materials for a social marketing campaign to promote food thermometer use, and assessing food safety practices of at-risk populations. Ms. Cates has presented her research findings at professional conferences and she has published in numerous journals.
BA, Business Administration, University of North Carolina at Charlotte.
- April 9, 2015
Study: Nutrition education can help low-income older adults eat more fruit and vegetables
– News Release
- August 5, 2014
Do Russians Know More Than Americans When it Comes to Food Safety?
– Food Safety News
- August 4, 2014
Food safety conference: When it comes to raw poultry, eggs, consumers dabble in danger
– The Oregonian