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Grace Burden

Master of Public Administration (MPA) student

Grace is from South Carolina and received her undergraduate degree from Clemson University in Public Health Promotion and Education. She began her career in public education in Greenville, South Carolina working in student mentoring and residential life. She moved to Blacksburg, Virginia in 2020 where she now works as an Undergraduate Academic Advisor at Virginia Tech. 

Research Interests

  • Leadership development and organization structure and management particularly within Higher Education and student development


  • King, B. M., Cespedes, V. M., Burden, G. K., Brady, S. K., Clement, L. R., Abbott, E. M., Baughman, K. S., Joyner, S. E., Clark, M. M., & Pury, C. L. (2018). Extreme under-reporting of body weight by young adults with obesity: Relation to social desirability. Obesity Science & Practice, 4(2), 129–133.
  • King, B. M., Ivester, A. N., Burgess, P. D., Shappell, K. M., Coleman, K. L., Cespedes, V. M., Pruitt, H. S., Burden, G. K., & Bour, E. S. (2016). Adults with obesity underreport high-calorie foods in the home. Health Behavior and Policy Review, 3(5), 439–443.