2017. Graduate Certification in Community Engagement. Michigan State University.
2016. Michigan State University Dietetic Internship.
2016. Doctor of Philosophy in Human Nutrition. Michigan State University.
2004. Masters of Environmental Studies. Virginia Commonwealth University.
2001. Bachelor of Science in Biology. Bennett College.
Dr. Mayfield conducts theoretically centered community based mixed methods interdisciplinary research that engages marginalized communities as research partners. One of the primary goals of this research practice is to support community-level agency in a movement toward sustainable changes in their food environment. She is interested in and has experience working with multiple disciplines such as (Urban) Geography, Family Studies, Community Sustainability, Social Justice and Sociology. She is also interested in exploring additional variables that influence food intake and indicators of health, such as sleep and stress..