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Dr. Michelle C. Kegler




Michelle C. Kegler, DrPH, MPH is a Professor in the Department of Behavioral Sciences and Health Education at the Rollins School of Public Health, Emory University and Director of the Emory Prevention Research Center (EPRC).  Dr. Kegler’s research focuses on community partnerships and how environments influence tobacco use, physical activity and healthy eating.  She is currently conducting intervention research to promote healthier home environments to prevent weight gain in rural adults and to reduce secondhand smoke exposure in children and nonsmokers.  Dr. Kegler is Principal Investigator for the Emory Cancer Prevention and Control Research Network which disseminates evidence-based cancer prevention and control interventions in rural Georgia and PI of a cooperative agreement from the National Cancer Institute as part of its State and Community Tobacco Control initiative.  In addition, she is Co-Director of the Community Engagement Research Program of the Atlanta Clinical and Translational Science Institute.