Jessica Legge Muilenburg

Dean's Office, Health Promotion & Behavior,
Assistant Dean for Strategic Initiatives and Assessment

Curriculum Vitae

Dean's Office, Health Promotion & Behavior,

Dr. Muilenburg has focused her career on the elimination of disparities in vulnerable populations, with particular interest in substance use behaviors. The target populations of her research include adolescents, racial/ethnic minorities, and drug and alcohol addicted patients in substance abuse treatment centers. As a PI or investigator on several NIH and other federally funded grants, she has laid the groundwork for the proposed research by investigating implementation issues in health services for drug and alcohol treatment centers. Currently she is the Principal Investigator of an R01 funded through NIAAA. Her study, Understanding Relapse and the Impact of Social Networks and Geographic Settings During Treatment for Alcohol-Related Problems, investigates the intersection of social networks and environments on those entering treatment for alcohol related problems. Further, she was the Principal Investigator on a R01 award from NIDA funded to study the implementation issues of smoking cessation programs in drug and alcohol treatment centers. Her background also includes training in the application of behavioral theories in the context of risky behaviors.


PhD, University of Alabama at Birmingham

MPH, Emory University