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Sarah Myer, MPH, MCHES

Eat Smart, Move More, Weigh Less Evaluator Eat Smart, Move More, Prevent Diabetes Evaluator

4101 Beryl Road, 230B

Bio

Sarah Myer serves as the Evaluator for Eat Smart, Move More, Weigh Less and Eat Smart, Move More, Prevent Diabetes programs. Both programs are a collaborative effort of the NC State University and the NC Division of Public Health. In this role she is responsible for all programmatic evaluation activities, overseeing a HIPAA data project, and providing IT support to online participants.

Prior to this position, Sarah served as the Research and Evaluation Specialist for the Eat Smart, Move More, Weigh Less Program and the Community & Clinical Connections for Prevention & Health Branch. Her duties included researching health topics, creating content for websites, developing one page and technical documents, creating and maintaining tracking templates for evaluation projects, and providing logistical support to the Justus-Warren Heart Disease and Stroke Prevention Task Force.

She previously taught Physical Education and Health in Prince George’s County, Maryland, then later trained teachers and became a Technology Coordinator for the school system. Her experiences in these positions included creating Praxis Test Review curriculum for physical education teachers and developing and conducting trainings with staff, students and community members. She also provided technical support for computers, software, assistive technology and the school website. Sarah has a Master’s in Public Health from the University of North Carolina at Greensboro. She also has a certificate in Nonprofit Management. Sarah completed her Bachelor of Science degree in Physical Education and Athletic Training at Houghton College in New York. Sarah and her husband have a Walker Hound Dog, and she loves hiking, traveling and adventures.

Programs and Initiatives

  • Eat Smart, Move More, Weigh Less
  • Eat Smart, Move More, Prevent Diabetes

Contributing Websites

Selected Publications

Dailey R, Romo L, Myer S, Thomas C, Aggarwal S, Nordby K, Johnson M, Dunn C. (2018). The Buddy Benefit: Increasing the Effectiveness of an Employee Targeted Weight-Loss Program Through Communication. Journal of Health Communication, 23(3):272-280. https://www.tandfonline.com/doi/full/10.1080/10810730.2018.1436622

Education

BS Physical Education and Athletic Training Houghton College

MPH Public Health North Carolina at Greensboro

Master Certified Health Education Specialist

Certificate Nonprofit Management

Area(s) of Expertise

  • Chronic Disease Prevention
  • Survey Collection and Data Analysis
  • Technology Training

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