Population Health Sciences Faculty

Molly (Bernhard) Richardson, MPH, PhD

Molly Richardson
Postdoctoral Fellow
Department of Population Health Sciences

Education

  • 2016
    Doctor of Philosophy, Environmental Health
    The University of Alabama at Birmingham
    Birmingham, AL,
  • 2013
    Master of Public Health
    The University of Alabama at Birmingham
    Birmingham, AL,
  • 2009
    Bachelor of Science, Biology
    Sewanee: The University of the South
    Sewanee, TN

Professional Experience

  • 2016 – present
    Postdoctoral Fellow
    Population Health Sciences
    Virginia-Maryland College of Veterinary Medicine
    Virginia Tech
    Blacksburg, VA
  • 2013 – 2016
    Predoctoral Fellow
    Nutrition Obesity Research Center
    The University of Alabama at Birmingham
    Birmingham, AL
  • 2012 – 2014
    Research Assistant
    The University of Alabama School of Public Health
    Birmingham, AL
  • 2012
    Intern
    Center for the Study of Community Health
    Birmingham, AL

Professional Memberships

  • The Society of Toxicology
  • International Society of Environmental Epidemiologists
  • Alabama Academy of Science

Publications

  1. MC Bernhard, P Li, DB Allison, and JM Gohlke.  Effect of the indoor thermal environment on food intake in a sedentary office setting: a pilot randomized cross-over trial. In preparation.
  2. DB Allison, KR Fontaine, MC Bernhard, MS Williams. Scientific evidence development for health policies for obesity: Why and How. International Journal of Obesity. In preparation.
  3. ER Kuras and MC Bernhard, MM Calkins, KL Ebi, J Hess, TB Isaken, MA Jagger, K Kintziger, A Scott, J Spector, C Uejio, B Zaitchik, DM Hondola and JM Gohlke. Defining and Measuring Personal Heat Exposure: Theoretical and Practical Considerations. Environmental Health Perspectives. Under revision.
  4. MC Bernhard, P Li, DB Allison, and JM Gohlke.  Warm ambient temperature decreases food intake in a simulated office setting: a pilot randomized controlled trial.  Frontiers in Nutrition Methodology. 2:20. doi: 10.3389/fnut.2015.00020 Epub 2015 Aug 24. PMC4500895.
  5. MC Bernhard, MB Evans, ST Kent, ME Sloan, JM Gohlke. (2015). Measuring personal heat exposure in an urban and rural environment.  Environmental Research. 2015 Feb;137:410-8. doi: 10.1016/j.envres.2014.11.002. Epub 2015 Jan 22. PMCID PMC4355189.
  6. MC Bernhard, MB Evans, ST Kent, E Johnson, SL Threadgill, S Tyson, SM Becker,  JM Gohlke. (2013) Identifying environmental health priorities in underserved populations:  a study of rural versus urban communities. Public Health. 2013 Nov;127(11):994-1004. doi: 10.1016/j.puhe.2013.08.005. Epub 2013 Nov 14. PMCID PMC3851598