Ph.D., Health Education, Southern Illinois University Carbondale M.S., Family and Consumer Sciences: Dietetics, Eastern Illinois University B.S., Chemistry, Illinois State University
Dr. Drake is a registered dietitian (RD) and certified health education specialist (CHES). She joined the department in 2013 and is the coordinator for the Community Wellness program.
Dr. Drake teaches classes in Community Wellness and Dietetics.
Dr. Drake's research interests include intuitive eating, Health At Every Size, size acceptance, body image, and weight bias and discrimination as well as community program planning and evaluation, curriculum development, and pedagogy.
Dr. Drake serves on department and college communities, Health Professions Advisory Board, and is the faculty advisor for the Dietetic Students Association.