“My grandmother worked and retired from the Guilford County Health Department. I used to go help her in the summers and developed a love for prevention and health promotion!”
Now, she is director of HealthyUNCG, which provides UNCG employees information, programs and services to help promote a healthier lifestyle and a better quality of life.
She has served as adjunct faculty in the Department of Public Health Education at UNCG since 2007. Previously, she was director of Health Education at the Martinsville Henry County Coalition for Health and Wellness and intervention coordinator for the Cooperative Lifestyle Intervention Program at Wake Forest University.
For the last three years, she served as the executive director of the Be Active-UNCG Partnership. Be Active North Carolina and UNCG collaborate to promotes physical activity for the people living the Triad. The partnership works closely with local agencies and organizations, including North Carolina Cooperative Extension Services, health departments, school systems, hospitals, worksites, government agencies and other universities. It also provides service-learning opportunities for UNCG students.
Her research and interest areas include chronic disease management, physical activity promotion, and access to healthy foods particularly as it relates to employee wellness.
Milroy received both her Bachelor of Science in Community Health Education (’04) and her Master of Public Health (’06) at UNCG. While attending UNCG, she received her certification as a Certified Health Education Specialist.
Why did she choose UNCG, for her degrees? “Being from Greensboro, I knew UNCG had a strong public health education program so when the time came to decide on a university, UNCG was an easy choice and perfect fit.”
Details about HealthyUNCG – including offerings for employees and the full leadership team – are at http://healthy.uncg.edu//aboutus.php.