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Megan  Winkler

Asst Professor

Assistant Professor

Faculty, Behavioral/Social/Health Educ

Dr. Winkler is a population health scientist and former clinician who studies multilevel contributors to chronic preventable health challenges. Her current research centers two socio-structural determinants to population health and health equity-- (1) retail food environments and (2) people’s employment conditions, such as their pay, benefits, and employment security. Leveraging a wide range of methodological tools, including qualitative, epidemiologic, and systems science, she aims to understand the complex ways these determinants contribute to health and identify key opportunities for addressing them.

Dr. Winkler received her PhD in Nursing from Duke University and completed her post-doctoral training as a NIH T32 and K99 postdoctoral scholar at the University of Minnesota School of Public Health.

Areas of Interest

  • Health Disparities
  • Health Promotion
  • Obesity Prevention
  • Public Health Policy
  • Social Determinants of Health


  • BSN 2006, Indiana University
  • MSN 2010, University of Virginia
  • PhD 2016, Duke University