Karah Mechlowitz received her Bachelor of Science in Nutrition from UF in 2015 and then attended Cornell University for her dietetic internship. She returned to UF in 2016 for her Master of Public Health in the Social and Behavioral Sciences concentration. While working on her MPH, she worked as a clinical dietitian for two years where she conducted nutritional assessments on residents at long-term care facilities, facilitated nutrition education classes for behavioral health patients, and supervised quality assurance monitors in dietary departments. She is working with Dr. Sarah McKune on several projects involving maternal and child health, breastfeeding, and livelihood in eastern Ethiopia. She is also working with Dr. Rachel Yoho on a diversity, equity, and inclusion research project.
Her research interests reside in global health and nutrition, with an emphasis on gender and development, empowerment, and qualitative methodology. Karah works as a graduate assistant for UF and has been a teaching assistant for several undergraduate and graduate courses, including Social and Behavioral Research Methods, Theoretical Foundations of Public Health, and Public Health Aspects of Substance Abuse. In her free time, she enjoys running, walking her dog around Gainesville, and finding new books to read.