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Arnold School of Public Health

Meet Our Team

Dr. Christine Pellegrini

Christine Pellegrini, PhD

Dr. Pellegrini’s research focuses on the development and implementation of technology-supported behavioral interventions targeting diet, physical activity, sedentary behavior and weight loss.


Ellen Wingard, MSPH, RD, LD

Ellen is the Project Coordinator for the Technology Interventions to Improve Outcomes After Knee Replacement Study and the Healthy Living After Knee Replacement Study. Ellen obtained her BS degree in Food Science/Human Nutrition from Clemson University and is a Registered Dietition. She also obtained her MSPH from UofSC in Health Promotion, Education, and Behavior. Her background includes experience in clinical nutrition and research study coordination/intervention implementation.


Melissa Stansbury, PhD, ACSM-EP

Dr. Stansbury is an exercise physiologist who specializes in behavioral interventions for weight management. She has experience designing and developing interactive learning solutions and utilizing technology to facilitate sustainable healthy lifestyle changes. Dr. Stansbury earned her MS degree in Applied Health Physiology from Salisbury University and PhD in Exercise Science from UofSC. She is also a credentialed ATD Master Instructional Designer.


Katherine DeVivo, MPH

Katherine is a doctoral student in the Department of Exercise Science.  She obtained her BS degree in Exercise Science from Slippery Rock University and obtained her MPH in Physical Activity and Public Health from UofSC. Katherine is interested in behavioral interventions targeting physical activity, sedentary behavior and weight loss. Katherine is a Cleveland sports fanatic and dog momma to sweet Sadie Mae.


Scott T. Jamieson, MS

Scott is a doctoral student in the Department of Exercise Science. Scott comes from Geisinger Medical Center, formerly serving as the metabolic laboratory manager within the Center for Nutrition and Weight Management. His research interests include targeted lifestlye interventions for patients with obesity, osteoarthritis and other metabolic disorders.


Katty Jones

 Katty is a graduate student in the MPH Physical Activity and Public Health Program. She received her BS degree in Animal Veterinary Sciences with a pre-veterinary concentration from Clemson University. She is excited to switch her focus to human healthcare with this Master's program. Her research interests include behavioral interventions that promote healthy eating and physical activity. She enjoys hiking with her golden retriever, Asher, in her free time.


Cassandra Hett

Cassandra is a junior undergraduate student majoring in Public Health. She is hoping to obtain a career in public health and nutrition research for a major food supplier. Her research interests include behavioral interventions in relation to nutrition, obesity, surgical recovery, and sedentary behavior.


Adrianna Gergley

Adrianna is an undergraduate student working towards her Bachelor of Science in Exercise Science. She plans to continue her education toward earning a Doctorate in Physical Therapy. Her interests include attending group exercise classes, spending time outside, and watching football.


Abby Hall

Abby is from Stokedale, North Carolina and a Junior at the Arnold School of Public Health majoring in Public Health with a minor in Psychology. Her interests include physical activity and its effect on health. Her goal is to become a Physical Therapist, and she has a dog named Penny!


Cole Haralson

Cole is a Junior B.S. Public Health major from Greenville, SC. He is interested in the application of GIS to fields within public health such as spatial epidemiology or environmental health science. He is a proud parent of 3 fish, and he enjoys hiking, drawing, and playing videogames.

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