Amanda Gilbert, MSW, MPH

Amanda is a doctoral student in the Public Health Sciences program at Washington University in St. Louis

Research Interests: Obesity and chronic disease prevention, Health behavior change, Physical activity and nutrition, and Systems Science


Curriculum Vitae


Amanda’s research focuses on chronic disease and obesity prevention. Specifically, Amanda is interested in understanding health behavior change across the life-course and the ways in which the food system, built environment, and economic policies influence health behaviors.

Prior to entering the PhD program in Public Health Sciences at Washington University in St. Louis, she worked for several years as an oncology social worker at Mount Sinai Hospital in New York. A licensed clinical social worker, Amanda holds a master of public health from Washington University in St. Louis, a master of social work from New York University, and a bachelor’s degree in anthropology from Brandeis University.