Erica Heath (née Sheldon) joined the School of Public in 2013 as a Research Coordinator. She supports research and evaluation efforts related to obesity prevention, tobacco control, and community health programs. She is the Program Manager for the Georgia State University Prevention Research Center, which focuses on addressing community needs and migrant health in Clarkston, GA.
Erica draws on her experience in project management, technical assistance, health promotion, and community collaboration. Her research interests include community-based participatory research, chronic disease prevention, and building health equity. In addition to research and evaluation, she assists the SPH Academic Affairs Committee with the completion of accreditation activities.
Erica is a 2013 graduate of the MPH program in the School of Public Health at Georgia State University. While completing her graduate work, she served as a graduate research assistant for the Policy Leadership for Active Youth initiative.
Lyn R, Sheldon E, and Eriksen M (2017). Adopting State-Level Policy to Support Physical Activity Among School-Aged Children and Adolescents: Georgia’s SHAPE Act. Public Health Reports, 2017, Vol. 132, Suppl 2, 9S-15S. (refereed)
Sheldon E, Lyn R, Bracci L, Phillips MA (2016). Community Readiness for Childhood Obesity Prevention: Findings from a Statewide Assessment in Georgia. Environment and Behavior, 48, no. 1, pp. 78-88. (refereed)