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Kelly Evenson, PhD, is a UNC Lineberger Comprehensive Cancer Center member and professor of epidemiology in the UNC Gillings School of Global Public Health.

Professor, Epidemiology
UNC Gillings School of Global Public Health
UNC-Chapel Hill
Cancer Epidemiology

Area of Interest

  • Heart Disease and Stroke
  • Nutrition and Physical Activity
  • Obesity

The research of Kelly Evenson, PhD, focuses on physical activity and sedentary behavior, with specific interests in measurement, surveillance, intervention, and associations with outcomes. Evenson also conducts research to identify and evaluate policies and environments that support physical activity and reduce sedentary behavior. With an interest in physical activity during pregnancy and postpartum, and the recommendations associated with these behaviors, she participated on several national and international committees to update communication to women and facilitate research in this area. She has served as a resource for physical activity measurement for several large cohort studies, consulted on the 2018 Physical Activity Guidelines for Americans, and led the early evaluation of the National Physical Activity Plan. She is a fellow with the American College of Sports Medicine and volunteers on editorial boards for several journals.

Awards and Honors

  • Highly Cited Researchers (Top 1%), Web of Science, Clarivate Analytics, 2022

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News and Stories

  • Phone Number

    (919) 966-4187 (Office Phone)

  • Address

    UNC Department of Epidemiology

    123 West Franklin Street, Building C, Suite 410

    CB# 8050

    Chapel Hill, NC 27516