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Garney, Whitney Associate Professor


Dr. Garney is an Associate Professor in the Department of Health Behavior at the Texas A&M School of Public Health (SPH). She currently serves as the Director for the SPH Center for Community Health and Aging, as well as the Research Director for the Texas A&M Telehealth Institute. Dr. Garney's research agenda investigates systems approaches to public health prevention and evaluation. Broadly, her projects focus on increasing access to healthcare resources and services for underserved populations. In recent years she has worked primary on interventions and evaluations focused on telehealth, adolescent health, and cardiovascular health. Since 2015, she has secured (PI/Co-PI) ~$28 million in external funding to support her research agenda. In 2023, she was awarded the Policy and Systems Efforts for Advancing Health Education and Promotion Award by the Foundation for the Advancement of Health Education. She was also the recipient of the 2021 Early Career Research Excellence Award at the Texas A&M University School of Education and Human Development.

Dr. Garney served as an Associate Editor for Family and Community Health, from 2020-2023, where edited a special issue on Systems-Level Evaluation, funded by the W.K. Kellog Foundation. She is a fellow of the Council on Epidemiology and Prevention for the American Heart Association where she served on their Workplace Health Steering Committee (2018-2022) and the Policy Implementation and Evaluation Advisory Committee (2019-2021). She has also served as a grant reviewer for the National Institutes of Health, as well as other state and local organizations. From 2018-2021 she was a fellow in the Interdisciplinary Research Leader program conducted by the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation.

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