Elizabeth I. Ackley

Elizabeth I. Ackley is the Brian H. Thornhill Associate Professor in Health and Human Performance at Roanoke College. She has a particular interest in studying the interaction between hypokinetic diseases and environmental access to resources supporting healthy living. As the director of the Center for Community Health Innovation and the Roanoke Valley Community Healthy Living Index, Liz works closely with area residents to leverage youth health outcomes and perceptions of access to healthy living resources as catalysts for infrastructure and policy change across the Roanoke Valley. She also serves as project lead for Roanoke’s Invest Health initiative and the Build Healthy, Equitable Communities for Children and Families cohort initiative.