Hygiene and Public Health; and a Ph.D. in policy sciences (health policy concentration) from the University of Maryland, Baltimore County.
Brian Cole, Dr.P.H., is program manager and lead analyst for the Health Impact Assessment Group at the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA) School of Public Health. Since 2001 he has worked with the project’s principal investigator, Jonathan Fielding, leading an interdisciplinary team in the conduct of health impact assessments (HIAs) for a wide range of public policies and projects, providing HIA training, and developing a national clearinghouse for HIA. Besides his work on HIA, Dr. Cole is engaged in a number of research projects promoting physical activity in school, workplace, and community settings. He received his Dr.P.H. degree from the UCLA School of Public Health and undergraduate degrees in environmental science and biology from Washington State University.
Carlos J. Crespo, Dr.P.H., is professor and director of the School of Community Health at Portland State University. His previous work experience includes working for the National Center for Health Statistics, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, on the planning and development of the National Health and Nutrition Examination Survey. He also worked as a public health analyst for the Office of Prevention, Education and Control of the National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute at the National Institutes of Health. Dr. Crespo’s main areas of research are the epidemiology of physical activity in the prevention of chronic diseases and minority health issues. He has been a contributing author to five textbooks on minority health and sports medicine and more than 10 government publications, including the surgeon general’s report on physical activity and health. Dr. Crespo received the 1997 U.S. Secretary of Health Award for Distinguished Service as part of the Salud para su Corazon campaign, and in 2003 became a minority health scholar from the National Institutes of Health. He is an emeritus board member of the American Council for Exercise and past president of the Mid-Atlantic Regional Chapter of the American College of Sports Medicine. Currently he is a member of the National Advisory Council of the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation Active Living Research, director of the World Health Organization Collaborating Center in Urban and Health Sustainability, and a fellow of the American College of Sports Medicine. Dr. Crespo graduated from the Inter American University of Puerto Rico, and received an M.S. in sports health from Texas Tech University and a Dr.P.H. in preventive care from the Loma Linda University.
Amy A. Eyler, Ph.D., is associate research professor in the George Warren Brown School of Social Work and Prevention Research Center at Washington University in St. Louis. Dr. Eyler’s main research interests are physical