Rebecca H. Reeve, Ph.D., CHES
Director of Research Programs
Dr. Rebecca H. Reeve joined the UNC Asheville community in January, 2011 as the Director of Research Programs for the North Carolina Center for Health & Wellness. Dr. Reeve oversees applied research and verification efforts designed to impact positively childhood healthy weight, healthy aging and worksite wellness. For five years, Rebecca served as Senior Advisor for Healthy Schools in the North Carolina Department of Health and Human Services Division of Public Health. Reeve holds both Bachelor’s and Master’s of Science degrees in Physical and Health Education from James Madison University in Harrisonburg, VA. In addition, Dr. Reeve received her PhD in Evaluation Research from the University of Virginia. Reeve has held a variety of positions in training and educational settings including worksite health promotion, public health, and teaching in universities and public schools. She has served as chair of the American Public Health Association’s (APHA) Public Health Education Health Promotion Section (PHEHP), and as co-chair of the National Advocacy Committee of the Society for Public Health Education (SOPHE). Reeve has also served as the co-chair of the SOPHE Child, Adolescent and School Health Special Interest Group (CASH-SIG), and President of the N.C. SOPHE Chapter. Rebecca’s work has been recognized with the Virginia Department of Health’s Award for Creativity in Community Health Promotion, PHEHP’s national Sarah Mazelis Award for Excellence in Public Health Education Practice, and with a nomination for the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation’s Innovators in Substance Abuse Award. For her 50th birthday, Rebecca hiked the full 2,100+ miles of the Appalachian Trail.
BS - Health and Physical Education, Madison College - 1974
MS - Physical Education/Counseling, James Madison University - 1983
PhD - Evaluation Research, The University of Virginia – 1998