Elizabeth Rhodes, SM

Fogarty Global Health Fellow

Vanderbilt Emory Cornell Duke (VECD) Fogarty Global Health Fellow, 2016-2017

Doctoral Candidate, Nutrition and Health Sciences Program

Emory University Laney Graduate School, Division of Biological and Biomedical Sciences

Biography

Project: An evaluation of social network-related intervention effects of a lifestyle intervention in India

Site: Public Health Foundation of India, Delhi, India
Research: Diabetes, behavioral health

Elizabeth Rhodes is a PhD student in the Nutrition and Health Sciences Program at Emory University. She is interested in reducing health disparities by developing, testing, and implementing and scaling up nutrition interventions and bridging the gap between research and practice. Through her dissertation and as a member of the Emory Global Diabetes Research Center, she is involved in implementation/translation research.   

Prior to becoming a student, Elizabeth was an ORISE Fellow in CDC’s Division of Nutrition, Physical Activity, and Obesity where she managed a national initiative to support early care and education providers in adopting evidence-based practices to prevent early childhood obesity. She also has experience conducting research, writing knowledge summaries, and developing case studies to facilitate the translation of knowledge into global policy and practice through her work as a consultant for the Partnership for Maternal, Newborn & Child Health at WHO and the UN World Food Programme.

Elizabeth has an A.B. in Sociology from Brown University and a S.M. in Social and Behavioral Sciences from the Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health.