Ladona Tornabene, PhD, MCHES

 Ladona Tornabene, PhD, MCHES is an Associate Professor in the Public Health program, which is housed in the Department of Applied Human Sciences at the University of Minnesota Duluth (UMD). She is lead author of Gentle Hikes of Minnesota's North Shore, a regional health promotion book designed to open the outdoors to people of all physical ability levels by documenting trail details (e.g. number of steps, steepness of inclines, trail surface) combined with health information to empower people to choose a trail compatible with their ability level.  She showcases the scenery with her nature photography. She also leads a short term study abroad course in Italy that focuses on Community Health History through art & culture.  She has published and presented both nationally and internationally about the FotoFeedback MethodTM, a photo-based qualitative evaluation method that engages participants in a photography and reflection process, of which is she is also a co-developer. Additional interests are in how the visual arts impact health.