WELCOME FROM THE DIRECTOR
Michelle C. Kegler DrPH, MPH
Thank you for visiting the website for the Emory Prevention Research Center (EPRC). Our center is dedicated to reducing health risks associated with cancer and other chronic diseases by studying behaviors and environments that support and/or hinder tobacco use, physical activity, and healthy eating. The EPRC is part of Emory University’s Rollins School of Public Health and is one of 37 Prevention Research Centers supported by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. I invite you to review this website to learn more about our commitment to improving the health and lives of Georgia citizens.
Relatively little research has focused on rural homes and neighborhoods as important settings for obesity prevention. “The Influence of Rural Home and Neighborhood Environments on Healthy Eating, Physical Activity, and Weight “ describes how a social ecological model was used to examine how home and neighborhood food and physical activity environments were associated with weight status among rural-dwelling adults.
Truly Living Well Farm Markets
This spring, the EPRC partnered with the Georgia Department of Public Health to evaluate two open air farm markets run by the Truly Living Well Center for Urban Agriculture. These markets sell locally grown, seasonal, organic produce in the East Point and Old Fourth Ward neighborhoods of Atlanta.