Megan Winkler, PhD, RN


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Assistant Professor, Department of Behavioral, Social, and Health Education Sciences
Rollins School of Public Health, Emory University
Research Program
Cancer Prevention and Control


Megan Winkler, PhD, RN, is assistant professor in the Department of Behavioral, Social, and Health Education Sciences at Rollins School of Public Health. Dr. Winkler is a population health scientist and former clinician. She is a member of the Cancer Prevention and Control Research Program at Winship Cancer Institute.


Dr. Winkler received her PhD in Nursing from Duke University and completed her post-doctoral training as a T32 and K99 postdoctoral scholar at the University of Minnesota School of Public Health.


Dr. Winkler's research elucidates multilevel contributors to chronic preventable health challenges with particular interests in obesity, retail food environments, employment conditions, and health equity. Leveraging a variety of methods and methodologies, including qualitative, epidemiologic, and complexity science approaches, she has aimed to understand the contextual contributors and underlying complexity of formidable population health challenges to identify key opportunities for addressing them.


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