Cathleen Zick is an applied economist whose research examines family, consumer, and social policy issues. Her recent publications, supported by grants from USDA and NIDDK, focus on the relationship between neighborhood environments, time use, and obesity risk. With the support of a NIA grant, she is also examining the impact of family health histories on individuals' retirement planning activities. Professor Zick is the author of over 90 peer-reviewed journal articles and book chapters. She is the co-author with W. Keith Bryant of a senior level text book entitled, "The Economic Organization of the Family" (Cambridge University Press, 2006) and the co-editor with Ken R. Smith of a book entitled, "Utah at the Beginning of the New Millennium: A Demographic Perspective" (University of Utah Press, 2006).