FEATURED STUDENT - February 2018

Meghan E. Shewmake, MA, CHES
Doctoral Student & Graduate Assistant
The University of Alabama
Russell Hall 462
Tuscaloosa, AL 35487-0311

Meghan developed an interest in health at an early age. With many family members employed in health services positions and through her experience as a member in a health psychology lab during her undergraduate training, she became very passionate about health and health education. After earning a Bachelors in Psychology, she enrolled and earned a Master of Arts in Health Studies from The University of Alabama.

Meghan is currently a second year doctoral student in the Health Science Department at The University of Alabama. She is also a Certified Health Education Specialist (CHES). Her research interests include addiction and recovery, specifically focusing on Collegiate Recovery Programs, stress and how it influences disease and treatment, and substance misuse and abuse.

Meghan is also involved in several service activities. She is currently the President of the Delta Xi Chapter of Eta Sigma Gamma (ESG) and is a member of the Society for Public Health Education’s (SOPHE) advocacy and resolutions committee. Meghan hopes to continue to conduct research in her areas of interest and graduate with her doctorate in May of 2019.