Morgan Clennin, PhDc, MPH
I am a Post-Doctoral Research Fellow with the Institute for Health Research Evaluation Team at Kaiser Permanente Colorado (KPCO). I am currently completing my Doctorate at the University of South Carolina’s Arnold School of Public Health. My undergraduate studies in Health and Exercise Science and a Masters in Public Health have allowed me to combine my passion for healthy living with community-based approaches to improve health.
Evaluation & Research Experience:
Over the past 10 years, I have worked on numerous projects that have helped me hone my skills as a public health evaluator and researcher. Prior to joining the evaluation team, I was actively involved in the evaluation of several large initiatives funded through various entities including the Missouri Foundation for Health, the U.S. Department of Defense, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, and the U.S. National Physical Activity Plan. Currently, I help lead a large cross-site evaluation of policy, active living, and healthy eating initiatives across Colorado. My experiences and interests include policy, systems, and environmental influences on population health and health-related behaviors, specifically active living, healthy eating, and chronic disease prevention. In addition, I enjoy working on community-based projects that aim to address the social determinants of health that drive inequalities in population health.
How I Thrive:
Being new to Denver (and the mountains), I seize every opportunity to experience all that Colorado has to offer! I love exploring the great outdoors, attending local festivals, and being active. I thrive when I challenge myself to experience new things - it makes me feel alive and helps me to grow as a person!