Kelly Evenson

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Research Professor
Department of Epidemiology
Gillings School of Global Public Health
University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill


Kelly Evenson’s research focuses on the influence of the physical environment and policies on physical activity. She is also interested in studying how physical activity changes from pregnancy through postpartum. Dr. Evenson has collaborated on or led a number of studies on physical activity intervention, measurement, and analysis, with a special focus on policies and environments that support physical activity. She has been awarded grants from several agencies, such as the National Institutes of Health, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, American Heart Association, and the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation.

Dr. Evenson holds a master’s degree in exercise physiology from the University of Wisconsin–La Crosse and a doctorate in epidemiology from UNC.