Assistant Professor of Family and Preventive Medicine
B.S., Psychology, University of Memphis
M.S., Human Development and Family Science and Clinical Nutrition, University of Memphis
Ph.D., Educational Psychology and Research, University of Memphis
Taren enjoys golf, Crossfit, travel, hiking and pursuing Christian discipleship.
Broadly, Dr. Swindles research program focuses on understanding and improving health and developmental outcomes for children impacted by poverty. She has a particular focus on obesity prevention and nutrition promotion for young children in low-income families. She is interested in increasing adoption of evidence-based practices and interventions in community settings through application of Implementation Science.