Magdala Peixoto Labre, PhD

Magdala Peixoto LabreMaggie Labre has a PhD in Mass Communication from the University of Florida, a MPH from the Harvard School of Public Health, and a MA in International Communication from American University. She is bilingual in English and Portuguese and proficient in Spanish, French, and Italian.

Maggie has more than 15 years of experience conducting research and implementing federally-funded projects, including several health promotion initiatives addressing women's and adolescent girls' health. Maggie has conducted primary research using both qualitative and quantitative methods. She has planned, moderated, and prepared summaries of focus groups and in-depth interviews and has extensive experience conducting literature reviews.

Maggie worked closely with Mary Lou Rife on the Office on Women's Health's BodyWise Eating Disorders Initiative to review the literature on adolescents and eating disorders; conduct formative research with target audience groups across the country; and develop a packet of information resources for adults interacting with adolescent girls. With Rife Communications, Maggie recently wrote the final report for an environmental scan conducted for OWH to research the ways women, men, and teens use the internet to find health information.

As a research fellow for the Guide to Community Preventive Services (Community Guide) at the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention's National Center for Health Marketing, Maggie worked closely with a group of scientists and fellows to conceptualize and implement systematic reviews of public health interventions.

Maggie has published five articles related to media and body image in leading health journals.