Kirsten Arm serves as a Research Analyst for Healthy Eating Research and is based at the Duke Global Health Institute at Duke University. In this role, Kirsten manages the commissioned research portfolio, assists with review processes for HER’s funding opportunities, and coordinates the HER working groups. Prior to coming to Duke, Kirsten worked as a Graduate Student Worker for Healthy Eating Research at the University of Minnesota. Kirsten also worked for the Minneapolis Health Department where she provided technical assistance and education to help small food retail stores comply with the Minneapolis Staple Foods Ordinance (SFO). In this role, she led the annual SFO compliance checks and conducted a research project to determine how cultural food preferences impact compliance with the SFO. This research helped to inform revisions to the ordinance that now make it easier for small food retail stores to comply while continuing to provide access to healthy and culturally appropriate foods. Kirsten is a Registered Dietitian Nutritionist and earned a B.S. in Community-Medical Dietetics from Viterbo University in La Crosse, WI and an MPH degree from the University of Minnesota.