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Kelly R. Evenson, PhD

Kelly R. Evenson, PhD

Research Professor
Department of Epidemiology
  • 137 East Franklin Street
  • Suite 306, CVS Plaza
  • CB #8050
  • Chapel Hill, NC 27514
  • USA

Dr. Kelly Evenson is a Research Professor who specializes in physical activity epidemiology.  She has collaborated or led many studies on physical activity and sedentary behavior, and has authored or coauthored more than 250 peer-reviewed articles.  She is a fellow with the American College of Sports Medicine and served for three years as an Associate Editor for their journal.  She currently serves on the Editorial Board for several journals including Medicine and Science in Sport and Exercise, Journal of Physical Activity and Health, and the International Journal of Behavioral Nutrition and Physical Activity.  Dr. Evenson participated in the inaugural 2014 class as a RTI University Scholar.

Research Activities

Dr. Evenson’s research focuses on physical activity and sedentary behavior, with specific areas related to measurement, surveillance, and intervention.

Research Interests

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

Practice Activities

  • Physical Activity Policy Research Network


PhD, Epidemiology, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill

MS, Exercise Physiology, University of Wisconsin

BA, Mathematics / Physical Education, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill

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