Elizabeth Rhodes, SM

U.S. Scholar, VECD 2016-17


Home Institution: Emory University
Fellowship Site: Public Health Foundation of India
Research Topic: Diabetes, Behavioral Health

Ms. Rhodes will spend her fellowship year at the Public Health Foundation of India (PHFI) in New Delhi under the mentorship of Venkat Narayan, MD, MSc, MBA, Mary Beth Weber, PhD, MPH and Prabhakaran Dorairaj, MD, DM, MSc. Her research will focus on an evalua-tion of social network-related intervention effects of a lifestyle intervention in India.

Ms. Rhodes is a PhD student in the Nutrition and Health Sciences Program at Emory University. Her goal is to develop, test, implement, and scale up nutrition interventions and translate research into practice. Through her dissertation, and as a member of the Emory Global Diabetes Research Center, she is involved in implementation research to address diabetes in India. Her interest in implementation research grows out of her experience implementing public health interventions and recognizing the gap between what is known to improve health and what is actually done. Most recently, Ms. Rhodes was an ORISE Fellow in CDC’s Division of Nutrition, Physical Activity, and Obesity where she managed a national initiative to increase the adoption of evidence-based practices to prevent early childhood obesity. She has an AB in Sociology from Brown University and a SM in Social and Behavioral Sciences from the Harvard School of Public Health.