Molly Garrone is a Communications Associate at the Prevention Research Center on Nutrition and Physical Activity at the Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health, where she coordinates the promotion and communication of the Center and its research. The mission of the Prevention Research Center on Nutrition and Physical Activity is to work with communities, community agencies, state and local government, and other partners to develop, implement, and evaluate the effectiveness and cost-effectiveness of methodologies and interventions to improve nutrition and physical activity and reduce obesity and chronic disease risk among children, youth, and their families and to translate and disseminate this work at community, state and national levels to reduce and eliminate disparities in these outcomes.
As a member of the CHOICES team since 2017, her efforts focus on supporting the translation of research to communicate the project’s metrics and results to a variety of audiences. In addition, she supports external partners with communication activities and planning through the CHOICES Learning Collaborative Partnership and assists in the development of tools, resources, and opportunities for the CHOICES Community of Practice.
Molly’s key interests include translating research through multimedia channels to address public health issues, adapting health information and research to be more comprehensible for a variety of audiences, and providing strategic communications support for public health initiatives.
Prior to her work at the Prevention Research Center and on the CHOICES team, Molly had a variety of experiences in editorial, strategic communications, and marketing in the multimedia, higher education, and software industries. She received a Master of Arts degree from the collaborative Emerson College and Tufts University School of Medicine Health Communication program, and a Bachelor of Arts degree in Communication from Fairfield University.