College of Public Health students graduating

Margaret McGladrey

Department: Research • Health, Behavior & Society

Title: Assistant Dean for Research

Email Address:

Phone: (859) 218-2023

Location: CPH 104

CV: CV_Margaret_McGladrey.pdf

Margaret McGladrey, MA, is the Assistant Dean for Research at the University of Kentucky (UK) College of Public Health and will complete a PhD in Sociology with a certificate in Gender and Women’s Studies at UK in spring 2018. Her research has been published in Feminist Formations (the journal of the National Women’s Studies Association), Journal of Children and Media, American Journal of Preventive Medicine,American Journal of Health Education, Health Communication, and Journal of Black Sexuality and Relationships. She has presented at national and international academic conferences in three disciplinary areas (communication, public health, and sociology), and she received the 2015 American Sociological Association graduate student paper award. Margaret’s research interests include girls’ reception and interpretation of media texts, feminist strategies to prevent disordered eating and body image disturbances, participatory action research paradigms, the social construction of gender ideologies, and the development and evaluation of media literacy and media advocacy curriculum and extracurricular programming. Her dissertation involves feminist, youth-led participatory action research with a local arts-activism program called The Girl Project, for which she created The Girl Project: Next Generation middle school mentoring program and serves as the Research and Development Director and a lead guest artist. She also collaborates with researchers in the College of Public Health to conduct mixed-methods community-based participatory research with local health departments, cooperative extension agents, and community health coalitions.