I have a strong interest in improving the health, particularly chronic disease status, of populations across the lifespan. Much of my work has focused on the area of physical activity promotion. I have been fortunate to work in a variety of settings: the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, state health departments, and within small communities. I have been working as an independent consultant for 10 years and enjoy the variety of projects this allows me to work on. I enjoy teaching in the UNE GPPH, and to learn about the varied interests of my students. In my free time I enjoy walking, reading, traveling, camping, and spending time with my husband and daughters.
I am currently part of an evaluation team looking at the effectiveness of multiple statewide efforts to improve chronic disease status within a statewide population. I also develop communication materials for a national-level workplace cardiovascular disease prevention effort.
DrPH, Social and Behavioral Sciences
MSPH, Health Policy and Administration
University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
BA, Biology and Women's Studies
Maternal and Child Health
Community Based Participatory Research
I am currently part of an evaluation team looking at the effectiveness of multiple statewide efforts to improve chronic disease status within a statewide population.
Physical Activity Promotion, Built Environment and Physical Activity and Nutrition, Rural Community Health