Nancy L. Weaver, Ph.D., M.P.H.
Behavioral Science and Health Education
Health Communication; Injury Control; Program Evaluation; Research Methodology; Theories of Health Behavior
Ph.D., Health Behavior and Health Education, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
M.P.H., Biostatistics, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
B.S., Mathematics and Statistics, James Madison University
Health communication; injury prevention; physical activity.
Weaver applies communication and public health principles to promote positive parenting
of young children. Whether encouraging correct car seat use or nurturing relationships,
she advances strength-based messages that are easy to understand and are highly relevant
Her work to date has led to the widespread dissemination of efficacious programs (e.g., www.safensoundallaround.com), and the development and evaluation of RISE Up!, a program promoting injury prevention and protective factors to guard against child abuse and neglect.
Weaver is the founding Director of Operations for SLU’s REACH Center: Research and Equity in Action for Child Health, a newly formed regional initiative that brings together academic and community partners to advance the health of moms, dads, families and children.
Weaver frequently consults with health care providers and non-profit agencies to design and evaluate community health improvement plans, health education programs and prevention approaches.