Megan Knapp, Doctoral Student

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Megan Knapp, MPH, is a research assistant in Tulane’s Prevention Research Center (PRC). She supervises data entry and assists with PRC activities that aim to reduce or prevent overweight and obesity in the Greater New Orleans area. Currently, she is PhD student at Tulane University School of Public Health and Tropical Medicine in the Department of Global Community Health and Behavioral Sciences. She is a graduate of Emory University Rollins School of Public Health where she received her Master in Public Health in Behavioral Science and Health Education. Her research interests focus on addressing social and physical environmental factors that influence diet and physical activity and their impact on obesity. Prior to starting at Tulane, Megan was full time faculty at Southern Methodist University where she taught courses and managed curriculum and departmental evaluations to ensure compliance for accreditation. Throughout her public health career, Megan has applied her knowledge of health education, program development, implementation and evaluation across a wide spectrum of public health issues including childhood nutrition, college health, bioterrorism, emergency preparedness, antimicrobial resistance, and adverse outcomes in healthcare settings. In her free time, Megan enjoys spending time with her husband and two kids. She loves to cook, create ceramics, and explore the great sites and eats of New Orleans.

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Nutrition and Food Availability


Deserts in New Orleans? Illustrations of Urban Food Access and Implications for Policy


Nutrition and Food Availability


Understanding the Role of Potatoes in the Peruvian diet: An Approach that Combines Food Composition with Household Expenditure Data

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Stepping Up to the Plate: Transforming School Food in New Orleans

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