Dr. Lemon is an epidemiologist whose program of research focuses on public health approaches to understanding and reducing the obesity epidemic. Current funders of her work include the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, the National Cancer Institute and the National Heart, Lung and Blood Institute. Previous funders include the Agency for Health Care Research and Quality and the American Cancer Institute. Dr. Lemon is the Director of the UMass Worcester Prevention Research Center, which establishes local capacity to conduct community-based participatory research addressing obesity and associated chronic conditions. Dr. Lemon is an active member of the Massachusetts Comprehensive Cancer Coalition Advisory Committee and its Survivorship Working Group and the Common Pathways Coalition. She is a core faculty member in the Ph.D. Program in Clinical and Population Health Research.