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Carolyn Banner

Carolyn Banner, RDN, LDN

Health Promotion Coordinator
T: 773.834.0303

Education: B.S. in Dietetics/Nutrition from Fontbonne University and Dietetic Internship completed at Yale New Haven Hospital.

Professional interests: Intuitive Eating, Health At Every Size, mindful nutrition, joyful movement, meditation, self compassion, fostering engaged communities, cross-campus partnerships, applied public health research to support accessible and impactful programs that promote students' wellbeing.

Personal interests: Spending time in nature, running, yoga, biking along the lakefront path, gardening, visiting family in Argentina, laughing with friends, traveling, and trying new restaurants. 

Languages spoken: English and basic Spanish

Bridget Marley

Bridget Marley, MPH, CHES, CTTS-M

Health Promotion Coordinator
T: 773.834.0404

Education: MPH with a focus in Community Health from West Chester University; Certified Health Education Specialist; Master Certified Tobacco Treatment Specialist from University of Pennsylvania; B.S. from East Stroudsburg University in Public Health.

Professional interests: Providing education and information to individuals to foster a healthy lifestyle using evidence-based resources and initiatives related to substance misuse, nicotine dependence, reproductive and sexual health, and communicable diseases.

Personal interests: Reading, listening to music/podcasts, spending time with friends and family, traveling, funky earrings, and being around animals.

Languages spoken: English

Layla Matariyeh

Layla Matariyeh, MPH

Health Promotion Coordinator

Education: MPH with a concentration in Community and Family Health and Health Education from the University of South Florida; BS in Public Health from the University of South Florida

Professional Interests: Planning and implementing evidence-based programs to support students in maximizing their fullest potential; analyzing public health data to develop relevant campus resources; and collaborating with campus partners and students to create a culture of care surrounding wellbeing.

Personal Interests: Spending time with family, exploring Chicago’s restaurants, reading, traveling, listening to podcasts.

Languages Spoken: English, Arabic

Emily Schulze, MPH, CHES

Assistant Director, Student Engagement
T: 773.834.0177

Education: MPH with a focus in Behavioral Science and Health Education and a certificate in the Socio-Contextual Determinants of Health from the Rollins School of Public Health at Emory University; Certified Health Education Specialist; B.A. from Creighton University in Medical Anthropology.

Professional interests: Supporting students in their journeys to foster life-long health and wellbeing; providing inclusive and evidence-based resources and initiatives to enhance wellbeing on campus; and working collaboratively with students and campus partners to foster a culture of wellbeing on campus.

Personal interests: Traveling, trying new recipes, exploring the outdoors, rooting on Chicago sports teams, and spending time with family and friends.

Languages Spoken: English

Elizabeth Webb, MPH

Interim Director, Health Promotion
T: 773.834.0712

Education: MPH with a focus in  Behavioral Science and Health Education from Emory University, Rollins School of Public Health; BA in both Sociology and Women’s Studies from the University of Wisconsin-Madison.

Professional interests: Applied Public Health research, prevention program development and evaluation, team building, needs assessment, community health, public health communication, working with international students, health literacy and cross-campus collaboration. 

Personal interests: Yoga, world travel, eating everything while traveling, gardening, cooking, baking, hiking, camping, spending time with my hilarious family.

Languages Spoken: English, basic Spanish

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