Jonathan Collins has been promoted to project coordinator at Gramercy Research Group, where he has been employed since March. He brings physical activity, health education and health promotion to the Gramercy team.
In this role, he will lead research projects as well and work on validation studies.
Gramercy Research Group, located at 500 W. 4th St., Suite 203, is an organization devoted to developing programs that help individuals adopt and sustain healthy lifestyles.
Collins has already been charged with implementing the REACH program, which monitors changes in weight, proper nutrition, physical activity, tobacco use, emotional well-being and overall mental health among a group of study participants. He also trains organizations on the use of Instant Recess (a physical activity program for children), performs literature searches and collects data.
Collins received a Master of Public Health degree in community health education from UNC-Greensboro. He earned his BS degree from North Carolina Agricultural & Technical State University. Before coming to Gramercy, he was a graduate assistant in the UNCG Department of Public Health and School of Nursing.
Jonathan is strongly committed to providing community education that helps to eliminate health disparities.