Emily Hennessy, Nashville/USA

Affiliation:

Emily is currently a third year PhD student at Peabody College, Vanderbilt University in the Community Research and Action program.

ISECN/IUHPE Involvement:

Emily first joined the ISECN leadership team in June 2009 as Global Coordinator, moved on to become the Global Communications and Outreach Officer, and as of January 2012, is the current Global Chair of ISECN. She developed and is the current Editor-in-Chief of the monthly ISECN Newsletter, Health Promotion Connection. Emily also represents ISECN on the IUHPE Membership Development Committee.

Research Focus:

Emily focused on empowerment within community-based youth programs for her Master’s degree and is currently interested in the development and evaluation of health promoting programs in the community. She is also interested in factors promoting mental health and the role this plays in program effectiveness and health behavior change.

Personally:

Emily enjoys playing board games and cooking for friends and family. She loves being outdoors and hiking, running, or snowboarding (depending on the weather!)

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