Peg Allen is a Research Assistant Professor at the Prevention Research Center in St. Louis and the Brown School at Washington University in St. Louis. She works on Project STRIDE, which is studying how best to support state health departments in workforce development and capacity building for evidence-based chronic disease prevention. She is also interested in supporting partnering organizations in enhancing such capacity. She also works on indoor environments for older adult walking as part of her interest in older adult mobility and physical activity.
She received her PhD at the Brown School while studying built environment correlates of older adult physical activity and health. She also has an MPH from the University of Michigan and BSN from the University of Missouri, and is a Certified Public Health Educator. Her previous research was in tobacco prevention and school health promotion. Her career has been devoted to chronic disease prevention through tobacco and school health policy and programs, adult health, and prevention research.