environment tools. She also serves on the planning committee for the upcoming Food Systems and Public Health Meeting and on the National Collaborative on Childhood Obesity Research (NCCOR) Policy Surveillance Workgroup. Her current projects include a population-based assessment of American’s perceptions of affordability, access, and availability of fruits and vegetables and assessment of state policies intended to improve the access and availability of fruits and vegetables.


Steven Cummins is a geographer with training in epidemiology and public health. He is currently senior lecturer and National Institute for Health Research (NIHR) fellow in the Department of Geography, Queen Mary, University of London, where he leads the Healthy Environments Research Programme. Dr. Cummins’ primary research interests are in the contextual and socioenvironmental determinants of health and the design and evaluation of community social and policy interventions to improve population health. He is currently a member of the UK Food Standards Agency Social Science Research Committee and the NIHR Public Health Research Programme Funding Board. In 2007, he was awarded a Philip Leverhulme Prize for his work on the socioenvironmental determinants of health.


Bill Drake is a senior extension associate and director of executive education with the Food Industry Management Program (FIMP) at Cornell University. Mr. Drake developed and directs the National Association of Convenience Stores Leadership Executive Program and the National Grocers Association Executive Leadership Program. In addition, he teaches in the Food Executive Program, United Fresh Executive Leadership Program, and FIMP’s various international food executive programs. Prior to Cornell, Mr. Drake spent 20 years as an executive with SuperValu Inc., a large U.S. food retailer.


Andy Fisher is co-founder and executive director of the Community Food Security Coalition (CFSC), a national association of 260 organizations working to create a just and sustainable food system. CFSC has spearheaded the development of a national food and farming movement centered on connecting farmers and consumers and improving access to healthy foods in low-income communities. Mr. Fisher is a leading expert in the field of food security and has coauthored numerous articles and studies on the topic. He has served on the board of the National Campaign for Sustainable Agriculture and the California Sustainable Agriculture Working Group. He holds graduate degrees from the University of California at Los Angeles (UCLA) in environmental policy and Latin American studies.



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