Sarah McKee

Entered the Program: 2017

Hometown: Austin, TX

Current Program: PhD with a specialization in Health, Wellbeing, and Prevention

Previous Education:

  • MA, Human Development and Family Sciences, University of Connecticut, 2019
  • BA, Psychology, The University of Texas at Dallas, 2010

Research Interests:

  • Role of the school context in developing healthy eating behaviors
  • Whole School, Whole Community, Whole Child (WSCC) model

Advising Committee:

Assistantship Experience:

  • Research assistant: UConn Rudd Center for Food Policy and Obesity, Fall 2017 — present
  • Graduate assistant: HDFS Undergraduate Honors Program, Spring 2018 — present
  • Graduate assistant: HDFS College Career Pathways Program, Fall 2017


  • McKee, S.L., Cooksey-Stowers, K., St. Louis, R., & Schwartz, M.B. (2019). Understanding the
    process of implementing nutrition and physical activity policies in a large national child care
    organization: A mixed-methods study. Translational Behavioral Medicine.


  • Outstanding Student Abstract, American Public Health Association-School Health Education and Services section, 2019
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