Director: Dr. Michelle Kegler

Michelle C. KeglerMichelle C. Kegler, DrPH, MPH, is a Professor in the Department of Behavioral Sciences and Health Education (BSHE) at the Rollins School of Public Health (RSPH). Dr. Kegler is a recognized expert in community-based participatory research with almost 30 experience designing, implementing and evaluating community-based health promotion programs.

Dr. Kegler has an established track record in CBPR, environmental influences on health, tobacco control, evaluation, and community collaboration. She and her team have recently completed a series of studies on smoke-free homes and several studies on weight gain prevention through changing the home environment. She is currently leading an evaluation of the Healthcare Georgia Foundation's Two Georgias Initiative focused on health equity and is co-leading a project that will create community coalitions for tobacco control in Armenia and Georgia. She also co-leads the community engagement core of Emory's environmental health center (HERCULES) and leads the Intervention Development, Dissemination and Implementation shared resource through Winship’s Cancer Institute. E-mail: mkegler@emory.edu.