Heather Padilla

Health Promotion & Behavior
Research Director, Workplace Health Group
Assistant Research Scientist

Health Promotion & Behavior

Heather conducts research on the health and well-being of working adults including weight management, disease prevention, and the effects of employee health on business operations. She is responsible for managing personnel and tasks for multiple grant-funded research projects of the Workplace Health Group. Additionally, she is involved in grant proposal development and dissemination of the WHG’s work.

  • Education
    • Doctoral Candidate, Health Promotion and Behavior, University of Georgia, 2019
    • MS, Foods and Nutrition, University of Georgia, 2002
    • BSFCS, Dietetics, University of Georgia, 2000
  • Honors, Awards, and Achievements

    2016, Graduate Study Abstract Award for Outstanding Research in Pain or Palliative Care, Society of Behavioral Medicine Pain Special Interest Group

    2016, Student Abstract Award, Society of Behavioral Medicine, Student Special Interest Group

    Phi Upsilon Omicron

    Golden Key National Honor Society

    Gamma Sigma Delta

  • Affiliations

    Society of Behavioral Medicine

  • Course Instruction
    • HPRB 7470 ┬áProgram Evaluation