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Amy Lester , PhD, MPH

CUTR Alumni Transportation Demand Management
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Dr. Amy B. Lester is a Faculty Research Associate at the Center for Urban Transportation Research at the University of South Florida.  Dr. Lester earned her PhD in Public Health concentrating on Social Marketing in 2014 from the University of South Florida, College of Public Health.  Dr. Lester holds additional undergraduate and graduate degrees in Public Health, Anthropology, and Biomedical Sciences.  Dr. Lester has strong methodological expertise, and her research interests focus on qualitative formative research, social marketing, social determinants of health, and program evaluation.  In addition to research, Dr. Lester has extensive teaching experience at both the college and high school levels.


Ph. D., Public Health with concentration on Social Marketing, University of South Florida, 2014

MPH, Public Health, Texas A&M University, 2007

B.S. & B.A., Biomedical Sciences & Anthropology, University of South Florida, 2005