• Community Sense of Place Community Sense of Place Tourism Impacts and Second Home Development: A Sustainable Approach
  • Climate, Weather, and Tourism Climate, Weather, and Tourism Tourism destinations and their individual tourism businesses are all vying for tourists at their respective locations.
  • Engagement and Community Engagement and Community In partnership with the Office of Engagement, Innovation, and Economic Development.
  • Rural Tourism Rural Tourism Sustaining rural America is one of today's pressing issues.
  • RESET RESET Race, Ethnicity, and Social Equity in Tourism
  • US Travel Care Code US Travel Care Code The United States Travel Care Code has been developed and is managed by the Center for Sustainable Tourism.
  • RETI RETI The Renewable Energy in Tourism Initiative
  • Tourism and Entrepreneurship Tourism and Entrepreneurship Developing the local tourism industry as part of an economic development strategy.

Affiliate Faculty

Faculty contribute to the interdisciplinary Center for Sustainability and Master of Science in Sustainable Tourism in many and varied ways reflecting the multidisciplinary interest on the campus in sustainable tourism and a generous willingness to engage in the research, teaching and outreach activities of the center.  Examples of these contributions include service on the MS-ST Faculty Graduate Committee, on thesis and non-thesis projects, on search committees, in recruiting and mentoring students, on external funding activities, on special projects and initiatives, in teaching core courses, on interdisciplinary research and publication efforts and on hosting visiting scholars, among others. Faculty affiliates are encouraged to cross over with other disciplines in research interests to the extent possible in order to become fully aware of, and take advantage of, the many interdisciplinary approaches and opportunities.

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Public Health and Environmental Sustainability

Stephanie Jilcott-Pitts

Assistant Professor, Department of Public Health
East Carolina University
Greenville, NC 27858
Voice: 252-744-5572
FAX: 252-744-40084

Community Outreach and Research Interests

I am interested in partnering with communities to foster healthy and wholesome food systems and physical activity environments conducive to promoting public health, economic development, and environmental sustainability in rural and underserved areas.

Notable Publications

  • Jilcott SB, Keyserling TC, Samuel-Hodge CD, Rosamond W, Garcia B, Will JC, Farris RP, Ammerman AS. "Linking Clinical Care to Community Resources for Cardiovascular Disease Prevention: The North Carolina Enhanced WISEWOMAN Project." J of Women's Health. Jun 2006, Vol. 15, No. 5: 569-583.  
  • Jilcott SB, Evenson KR, Laraia BA, Ammerman AS. "Association between Physical Activity and Perceived and Objectively Measured Proximity to Physical Activity Resources among Low-income, Midlife Women." Preventing Chronic Disease. [serial online] 2007 Jan. Available from: http://www.cdc.gov/pcd/issues/2007/jan06_0049.htm.  
  • Jilcott SB, Laraia BA, Evenson, KR, Lowenstein LM, Ammerman AS. "A Guide for Developing Intervention Tools Addressing Environmental Factors to Improve Diet and Physical Activity." Health Promotion Practice. 2007 Apr:8(2):192-204.  
  • Jilcott SB, Ammerman A, Sommers J, Glasgow, R. "Applying the RE-AIM Framework to Assess the Public Health Impact of Policy Change." Annals of Behavioral Medicine 2007;34(2):105-114.
  • Jilcott SB, Laraia BA, Evenson KR, & Ammerman AS.  "Perceptions of the Community Food Environment and Related Influences on Food Choice Among Midlife Women Residing in Rural and Urban Areas: A Qualitative Analysis." Women & Health. March-May 2009:42 (2-3):164-180.
  • Jilcott SB, McGuirt J, Imai S, Evenson KR (2010) "Measuring the retail food environment in rural and urban North Carolina counties." Journal of Public Health Management and Practice, In Press.
  • Jilcott SB, Liu H, Moore JB, Bethel J, Wilson J, Ammerman A (2010) "Commute times, food retail gaps, and weight status in rural and urban North Carolina Counties," Preventing Chronic Disease, 2010 Sep;7(5):A107.
  • Jilcott SB, Hurwitz J, Moore JB, Blake C (2010). "Qualitative perspectives on the use of traditional and non-traditional food venues among middle and low-income women in eastern North Carolina." Ecology of Food and Nutrition, 49: 373-389.
  • Jilcott SB, Moore JB, Shores KA, Imai S, McGranahan DA (2010). "Associations between natural amenities, physical activity, and body mass index in rural and urban North Carolina counties." American Journal of Health Promotion, In Press.
  • Jilcott SB, Keyserling TC, Crawford T, McGuirt JT, Ammerman AS (2010). "Obesity is negatively associated with per capita farmers' markets and supermarkets in metro and non-metro United States Counties." Accepted, Journal of the American Dietetic Association.
  • Jilcott SB, Moore JB, Wall-Bassett E, Liu H, Saelens BE. (2010) "Association between travel times and distances, perceived stress, food procurement practices, and body mass index among female Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) participants in eastern North Carolina." Accepted, Journal of Nutrition Education and Behavior.
  • Jilcott SB, Moore JB, Wall-Bassett E, Sharkey, J. (2010). Use of traditional and non-traditional food venues among female participants in the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP). Accepted, Journal of Hunger and Environmental Nutrition. McGuirt JT.
  • Jilcott SB, Liu H, Ammerman AS. (2010). Produce price comparison between farmers' markets and supermarkets. Accepted, Journal of Hunger and Environmental Nutrition.


  • MPH 6013: Behavioral Health and Health Education
  • MPH 6027: Applied Mixed-Methods Research

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