PRC-Staff-Spotlight

PRC Staff Spotlight

Meet the policy and advocacy manager at the Prevention Research Center (PRC) at Tulane University, Adrienne Mundorf, MPH. In her role with the PRC, Adrienne conducts research on and advocates for evidence-based strategies to improve the health through improvements to the built environment and the promotion of healthy behaviors.

She is the new chair of the New Orleans Food Policy Advisory Committee (FPAC),- a group of food, nutrition and agriculture-focused organizations and nonprofits with a common goal of equitable access to healthy food among New Orleans residents. FPAC was initially established in 2007 as an advisory body to the New Orleans City Council and has produced several reports with recommendations that have led to programs such as the city's Fresh Food Retailer Initiative. Adrienne also leads the PRC's evaluation of kitchen and garden programming at the Edible Schoolyard New Orleans. Adrienne joined the PRC staff in 2011 as a research program manager, focusing on community-wide and school-based food access research and studying the impact of local public policies on food retail environments.

Prior to joining the PRC, Adrienne worked as a human resources generalist for an architecture firm in Chicago where she managed employee benefits and an employee wellness program. She also worked as a nutrition educator at a nonprofit HIV/AIDS group in Malawi, where she created and implemented a nutrition education program for people who are HIV positive. Prior to that role, Adrienne served as a Peace Corps Volunteer in Malawi, helping to mobilize community groups and lead trainings on HIV, sustainable agriculture and nutrition. Adrienne is a graduate of Tulane University's School of Public Health and Tropical Medicine where she received her Master's in Public Health in Community Health Sciences and Nutrition. She earned her undergraduate degree in political science from Kalamazoo College in Michigan. While not working, Adrienne enjoys biking with her family, volunteering at her church, and tasting all varieties of king cake.

Contact: arathert@tulane.edu

Topics:   community health , obesity , policy , nutrition , diet , physical activity , food environment , wic , snap , bike lanes , sidewalks , built environment

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