Dr. George is an epidemiologist and Program Director for the Molecular Transducers of Physical Activity Consortium (MoTrPAC). She serves on many NIH-wide working groups including those focused on nutrition research, dietary supplements, obesity, exercise, medical rehabilitation, and behavioral and social sciences.

Dr. George has contributed to NIH efforts to combat COVID-19 through RADx-UP and an NIH-wide working group focused on the social, behavioral, and economic health impacts of COVID-19 on vulnerable groups and those who experience health disparities.

She joined the NIAMS in May 2019. Prior to that, she worked as a senior epidemiologist in the NIH Office of Disease Prevention (ODP). In that position, she fostered wide-ranging research collaborations to study preventive health topics, especially those related to physical activity, diet, and obesity. She also promoted the use of best available research methods and supported the development of better methods in prevention studies. She was one of the federal staff responsible for drafting the 2018 Physical Activity Guidelines for Americans. She also developed the NIH ODP Early-Stage Investigator Lecture.

She has received meritorious research awards from the NIH, the Society of Behavioral Medicine, the Obesity Society, the Biennial Cancer Survivorship Conference, and the American Institute for Cancer Research.


Yale University
Ph.D., Epidemiology
M.P.H., Chronic Disease Epidemiology

University of Maryland, College Park
B.A. Communication
M.A. Communication


Senior Epidemiologist, Office of Disease Prevention, NIH, Bethesda, MD

Postdoctoral fellow, National Cancer Institute, NIH, Rockville, MD

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