Courtney Still Brown, Ph.D., RDN
Extension 4-H Specialist, Healthy Living Programs
324 Hoke Smith Annex
Athens, GA 30602
Dr. Courtney Brown serves as the Extension Specialist for
4-H Healthy Living Programs. In this role, she provides direction and vision to 4-H family and consumer sciences programs, events, and contests.
Courtney believes strongly in the 4-H concept of “learning by doing” and began her nutrition education career teaching cooking classes to international students. Courtney coordinated and wrote curricula for the Action Pack Families study, a USDA-funded nutrition and physical activity program in Colquitt County, a partnership between UGA College of Public Health (CPH) and Extension. This child-as-change-agent program was designed to reach students, their families, and the community.
Most recently, Courtney served as a postdoctoral research associate in the UGA College of Public Health and the project coordinator for theHealthier Togetherproject. This community-based project is apartnership between Extension and CPH and is funded by the Centers for Disease Control. This community-based project seeks to change policies, systems, and environments to make the healthy choice the easy choice for adults and youth. 4-H youth are an important part of this project and have been involved in creating and maintaining community and school gardens and supporting other nutrition and physical activity interventions through 4-H Healthy Living programming.
Courtney is originally from Lawrenceville, Georgia but now calls Athens home. Courtney is a “Triple-Dawg”, with degrees from the UGA College of Family and Consumer Sciences. Her bachelor’s degree is in Dietetics and Consumer Foods. Her master’s and doctorate are both in Foods and Nutrition and she is a Registered Dietitian Nutritionist.