Evidence-Based Public Health, and Dissemination and Implementation Research in Health: Translating Science to Practice. Dr. Brownson served on the IOM Committees on An Evidence Framework for Obesity Prevention Decision Making, Progress in Preventing Childhood Obesity, and Prevention of Obesity in Children and Youth. He received his Ph.D. in environmental health and epidemiology from Colorado State University.
Jamie F. Chriqui, Ph.D., M.H.S., is a senior research scientist and director of policy surveillance and evaluation for the Health Policy Center within the Institute for Health Research and Policy at the University of Illinois, Chicago (UIC), and a research associate professor in political science at UIC. Prior to joining UIC, Dr. Chriqui served as technical vice-president of the Center for Health Policy and Legislative Analysis at The MayaTech Corporation and, previously, as a policy analyst at the National Institute on Drug Abuse. She has experience conducting public health policy research, evaluation, and analysis, with an emphasis on obesity, substance abuse, tobacco control, and other chronic disease–related policy issues. Her research interests focus on examining the impact of law and policy on community and school environments as well as individual behaviors and attitudes. Her current research focuses on community policies related to the physical activity and food environments, sugar-sweetened beverage taxation, and school district wellness policies. She directs all state, local, and school district policy research activities for the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation–supported Bridging the Gap program and is principal investigator or co-investigator on several National Institutes of Health (NIH) research grants. Dr. Chriqui serves on numerous obesity-related advisory and expert panels. She is a member of the IOM Committee on Accelerating Progress in Obesity Prevention. She holds a B.A. in political science from Barnard College at Columbia University, an M.H.S. in health policy from The Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health, and a Ph.D. in policy sciences (health policy concentration) from the University of Maryland, Baltimore County.
Stephen Fawcett, Ph.D., is Kansas Health Foundation distinguished professor in the Department of Applied Behavioral Science at the University of Kansas (KU) and the director of KU Work for Community Health and Development, a World Health Organization Collaborating Centre. Dr. Fawcett uses methods of behavioral science and community development to help understand and improve how communities create conditions that promote health and development. He is co-author of nearly 200 articles and book chapters and several books in the areas of community and public health, child and youth health and development, and community development. He has consulted with a number of private foundations and national and international organizations, including the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation (RWJF), CDC, and Pan American Health Organization. A former visiting scholar at the World Health Organization (WHO), he serves as a member of the WHO Expert Panel on Health Promotion. He is the author of scientific publications about community approaches to obesity prevention. Dr. Fawcett was an IOM Scholar-in-Residence, an external reviewer for the IOM Committee report on Progress in Preventing Childhood Obesity, and a member of the IOM Board on Population Health and Public Health Practice. Dr. Fawcett received his Ph.D. in developmental psychology from KU.
Brian R. Flay, D.Phil., is a professor in the School of Social and Behavioral Health Sciences in the College of Public Health and Human Sciences at Oregon State University. Dr. Flay’s research interests include