MPH, Behavioral Science and Health Education, Emory University, 2013
BBA, Management, Georgia State University, 2007
Violence prevention; Evaluation design and implementation; Methods for evidence synthesis; Systems thinking; Data visualization; Health adaptation to climate change
Chelsea Austin serves as a Research Associate with the Department of Health Policy and Behavioral Sciences, overseeing the evaluation of a federally-funded intervention for sexual violence prevention in youth. In this role, she assists in the design and implementation of research instruments, stakeholder engagement and coordination, as well as synthesis and dissemination of findings.
Chelsea has previously worked as a Health Scientist within the Division of Environmental Health Science and Practice at the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. There she led the evaluation of local, state, and national programs focused on food and water safety, environmental health surveillance, and health adaptation to climate change. Additionally, she has worked as an evaluator across a range of nonprofits and community-based organizations focused on violence prevention, primary prevention of chronic disease, and food access. She has also served as a Lecturer with Yale's School of Public Health, and a consultant to international public health programs. Her research interests include building a reflective practice within evaluation, using complexity and systems thinking to inform program designs, and implementation science.