Kara Skelton

Assistant Professor


Contact Info

Linthicum Hall, Rm. 101 D


Lerner Center for Public Health Promotion Postdoctoral Fellow, Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health, 2018-2020
PhD in Health Education & Health Promotion, University of Alabama at Birmingham, 2018
MAEd in Community Health Education, University of Alabama at Birmingham, 2014
BS in Health Education, 2012

Areas of Expertise

Maternal and child health promotion
Community-based participatory research
Breastfeeding promotion
Public health policy analysis
Perinatal cannabis use
Early child nutrition
Ecological momentary assessment
Population-based surveillance systems


  • Skelton, K. R., Hecht, A. A., & Benjamin-Neelon, S. E. (2021). Association of Recreational Cannabis Legalization With Maternal Cannabis Use in the Preconception, Prenatal, and Postpartum Periods. JAMA Network Open4(2), [e210138]. https://doi.org/10.1001/jamanetworkopen.2021.0138
  • Skelton, K. R., Hecht, A. A., & Benjamin-Neelon, S. E. (2020). Women’s cannabis use before, during, and after pregnancy in New Hampshire. Preventive Medicine Reports20, 101262.
  • Skelton, K.R., Lowe, C., Zaltz, D.A. et al. Garden-based interventions and early childhood health: an umbrella review. Int J Behav Nutr Phys Act 17, 121 (2020). https://doi.org/10.1186/s12966-020-01023-5