Leah Carpenter, MPH

Associate Director



 Areas of Expertise

  • School food environment
  • Issues related to rural health, specifically access to healthy food
  • Supervisory project management

Food Story

Carpenter’s interests and work have spanned a variety of public health areas. She became interested in nutrition through a graduate assistantship here at the Center. As a proud native of Nebraska, she is passionate about wanting all Nebraskans to be healthy and have access to programs that improve their quality of life.

Academic History and Achievements

M.P.H., Community Health Education, College of Public Health, University of Nebraska Medical Center, Omaha, Neb., 2012

  • Capstone: Decreasing rates of pedestrian traffic accidents among school aged children in Lincoln, NE

B.S., Biological Sciences,, University of Nebraska-Lincoln, Lincoln, Neb., 2008

Great Plains Leadership Institute Fellow 2016-2017