Emily Loedding

Social Media Graduate Assistant
MPH/PhD Dual Degree Student

Master of Public Health (MPH), Doctor of Philosophy (PhD) in Health Promotion

I am currently in my second year of graduate school pursuing both my MPH and Ph.D. in health promotion and behavior. I work under Hannah Southall, Lauren Baggett, and Becky Ayer in the Dean’s Office on various projects, communication strategies, and social media campaigns. During my time as an undergrad at UGA CPH, I worked under the guidance of Dr. Heather Padilla, associate professor of health promotion and behavior, and discovered my interests in women’s health and workplace health.

Education
  • Bachelors of Science, University of Georgia, 2020, Health Promotion and Behavior
Areas of Expertise
  • Women’s health, breastfeeding
  • Workplace health
  • Health promotion communication
Honors, Awards, and Achievements

Co authored the article “Examining the Implementation of Physical Activity and Healthy Eating Policies in a Large, Public Health Organization” alongside Ph.D. student Rachel McCardel and Dr. Heather Padilla. Our article was published in the Journal of Occupational Environmental Medicine.

Research Interests
  • Women’s health
  • Workplace health
Selected Publications

McCardel RE, Loedding EH, Padilla HM. Examining the Implementation of Physical Activity and Healthy Eating Policies in a Large, Public Health Organization. J Occup Environ Med. 2021 Jan 1;63(1):e26-e31. doi: 10.1097/JOM.0000000000002079. PMID: 33378323.

Roles & Responsibilities

Working under Hannah Southall, Lauren Baggett, and Becky Ayer within the Dean’s Office I take on a dual role. I spend half my time working with Lauren and Becky in the CPH Communications Office to brainstorm new ways to engage students, faculty, and alumni on social media¬† and other channels. The other half of my role consists of aiding Hannah on various elements regarding the Healthier Together project funded by the CDC. In this latter role, I assist in the creation of presentation and communication materials used to inform and educate various communities who participate in the Healthier Together Georgia project.