Megan Knapp, Assistant Director

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Megan Knapp, MPH, is the Assistant Director of the Tulane PRC. Her responsibilities include supervision of PRC staff, coordination of programs and relationships with community advisory board members and partner organizations, managing research activities, and assisting the director in identifying and implementing PRC activities within all of the key elements of the center. She is also a 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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Physical Activity


Objectively measured physical activity in sixth-grade girls.




Targeting obesity to reduce the risk for type 2 diabetes and other co-morbidities in African American youth: a review of the literature and recommendations for prevention

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Community Briefs


Schoolyard Project




Healthy Choice Brochure

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