Gabriella Maria Mcloughlin

Assistant Professor
Social and Behavioral Sciences
Ritter Hall Annex 904B


Dr. Gabriella McLoughlin is an assistant professor in the Department of Social and Behavioral Sciences in the College of Public Health at Temple University. She received a master's and doctoral degree in kinesiology from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign (2012-2018), before working at Iowa State University as a postdoctoral research associate (2018-2020), leading projects on childhood obesity prevention and school wellness programming. Dr. McLoughlin received in-depth training in implementation science in chronic disease prevention as a research associate at Washington University in St. Louis. Current applications of implementation science reflect a variety of topics pertaining to health disparities in cancer prevention, addressing food insecurity in underserved communities, school health policy implementation, and community approaches to obesity prevention more broadly. Dr. McLoughlin is deeply committed to improving implementation of evidence-based policies and programs that address health equity through pragmatic approaches.


  • PhD, Kinesiology and Community Health, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
  • MS, Kinesiology and Community Health, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
  • BS, Sport and Exercise Science, Leeds Metropolitan University (UK)

Curriculum Vitae 

Courses Taught




KINS 4290

Special Topics in Kinesiology


Selected Publications