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Brook Harmon

Brook Harmon, PhD, RD, FAND

BrookĀ is an Assistant Professor in the Division of Social and Behavioral Sciences at the University of Memphis School of Public Health. She holds a BS in human nutrition, MS in exercise science, PhD in health promotion, education, and behavior, and completed a post-doctoral fellowship in cancer epidemiology at the University of Hawaii Cancer Center. She is also a registered dietitian and holds a certificate in gerontology. Before earning her doctorate, she served as the Director of Dietary Interventions for nearly 6 years at the Cancer Prevention and Control Program at the University of South Carolina. Dr. Harmon utilizes the application of community-based participatory research practices to examine the role of the faith-based community in the development and implementation of health and disease prevention programs. Much of her work includes partnering with African-American churches to promote health through culinary and physical activity skills training as well as research on leadership and environmental factors that influence healthy behaviors.