Home Institution: Emory University
Fellowship Site: CCDC, New Delhi, India
Research Topic: Appropriateness, feasibility, and sustainability of a worksite-based lifestyle intervention to address diabetes in India
Dr. Rhodes will spend her fellowship year at the Centre for Chronic Disease Control in New Delhi under the mentorship of Dorairaj Prabhakaran, MD, DM, MSc and K. M. Venkat Narayan, MD, MSc, MBA. Her research will focus on the appropriateness, feasibility, and sustainability of a worksite-based lifestyle intervention to address diabetes in India.
Dr. Rhodes is interested in reducing health disparities by developing, testing, implementing and scaling up nutrition interventions and bridging the gap between research and practice. Previously, Ms. Rhodes 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.
Dr. Rhodes 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. She has an AB in Sociology from Brown University and a SM in Social and Behavioral Sciences from the Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health.