Karen Siegel, MPH, PhD

Adjunct Assistant Professor

Department of Global Health, Rollins School of Public Health, Emory University

Adjunct Faculty

Nutrition and Health Sciences PhD Program, Emory University


Epidemiology and Statistics Branch, Division of Diabetes Translation, US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention


Karen Siegel, PhD, MPH, is an Epidemiologist at the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Division of Diabetes Translation, Epidemiology and Statistics Branch, and an Adjunct Assistant Professor in the Department of Global Health at Emory University. She completed her PhD in Emory's Nutrition and Health Sciences Program in October 2014, where she was a Woodruff Fellow and ARCS Scholar. She is a member of the Young Professionals Chronic Disease Network (YP-CDN, www.ypcdn.org) Advisory Board, having previously served as co-chair. She co-edited the book Sick Societies (Oxford University Press 2011), the first book to synthesize the evidence surrounding chronic disease providing comprehensive coverage of the subject and address prevention and control of chronic disease from epidemiologic, economic, prevention/management, and political economy perspectives.

Her current research focuses on food and agricultural policy approaches for preventing cardiometabolic disease in the United States and globally, as well as strengthening food systems for improved availability and accessibility of healthier foods.