Steven Gortmaker, PhD

Principal Investigator & Director, Prevention Research Center on Nutrition and Physical Activity at the Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health (HPRC) and Professor of the Practice of Health Sociology
Department of Social and Behavioral Sciences

Dr. Gortmaker’s research is focused on the health of children and adolescents, particularly households living in poverty and minority populations. The major goal of his research has been to identify modifiable risks for morbidity and mortality in the young, and to both initiate and evaluate interventions to improve these outcomes. He focuses on a broad … Continue reading “Steven Gortmaker, PhD”

Angie Cradock, ScD, MPE

Deputy Director, Prevention Research Center on Nutrition and Physical Activity at the Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health (HPRC) and Principal Research Scientist
Department of Social and Behavioral Sciences

Dr. Cradock’s research is primarily focused on the social and environmental factors associated with physical activity and nutrition behaviors among youth. Specific areas of interest include school and neighborhood environments, community-based intervention research, and policy research.  Currently, Dr. Cradock serves as the Co-Principal Investigator of the CHOICES (Childhood Obesity Intervention Cost-Effectiveness Study) Project and leads the CHOICES Learning Collaborative … Continue reading “Angie Cradock, ScD, MPE”

Jessica Barrett, MPH

Senior Research Analyst
Department of Social and Behavioral Sciences

Jessica Barrett is a Senior Research Analyst at the Prevention Research Center on Nutrition and Physical Activity at the Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health (HPRC), where she leads data management and analysis activities for core HPRC research projects. The mission of the HPRC is to work with communities, community agencies, state and local government, and … Continue reading “Jessica Barrett, MPH”

Sara Bleich, PhD

Professor of Public Health Policy; Carol K. Pforzheimer Professor, Radcliffe Institute for Advanced Study
Department of Health Policy and Management

Sara Bleich is a Professor of Public Health Policy at the Harvard Chan School of Public Health in the Department of Health Policy and Management. She is also the Carol K. Pforzheimer Professor at the Radcliffe Institute for Advanced Study and a member of the faculty at the Harvard Kennedy School of Government. Sara’s research … Continue reading “Sara Bleich, PhD”

Amy Bolton

Research Assistant
Department of Social and Behavioral Sciences

Amy Bolton is a Research Assistant at the Prevention Research Center on Nutrition and Physical Activity at the Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health. The mission of the Prevention Research Center on Nutrition and Physical Activity is to work with communities, community agencies, state and local government, and other partners to develop, implement, and … Continue reading “Amy Bolton”

Lilian Cheung, ScD

Lecturer; Director, Health Promotion and Communication
Department of Nutrition

Research Dr. Lilian Cheung is Lecturer and Director of Health Promotion & Communication at the Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health’s Department of Nutrition. She is the Editorial Director of The Nutrition Source, the school’s nutrition website for health professionals, media and consumers. She also serves as co-editorial director of the Obesity Prevention Source, a website … Continue reading “Lilian Cheung, ScD”

James Daly, MPH

Research Project Manager
Department of Social and Behavioral Sciences

James Daly is a Research Project Manager at the Prevention Research Center on Nutrition and Physical Activity at the Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health. The mission of the Prevention Research Center on Nutrition and Physical Activity is to work with communities, community agencies, state and local government, and other partners to develop, implement, and evaluate … Continue reading “James Daly, MPH”

David Hemenway, PhD

Professor of Health Policy
Department of Health Policy and Management

Research David Hemenway, Ph.D., Professor of Health Policy, is Director of the Harvard Injury Control Research Center.  He formerly spent a week each year at the University of Vermont as a James Marsh Visiting Professor-at-Large. Dr. Hemenway teaches classes on injury and on economics. At HSPH he has won ten teaching awards as well as the inaugural … Continue reading “David Hemenway, PhD”

Erica Kenney, ScD, MPH

Assistant Professor of Public Health Nutrition; Director of MPH Program in Nutrition; Director of PhD Program in Public Health Nutrition
Department of Nutrition

Trained in social epidemiology and planned behavior change, my research focuses on identifying successful, efficient, and cost-effective strategies to modify children’s environments to make the healthiest choice the easiest choice and to help children form healthy habits for life. I do this through conducting both intervention studies and epidemiological studies. My work is grounded in social ecological … Continue reading “Erica Kenney, ScD, MPH”

Molly Knox, MA

Communications Associate
Department of Social and Behavioral Sciences

Molly Knox is a Communications Associate at the Prevention Research Center on Nutrition and Physical Activity at the Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health, where she coordinates the promotion and communication of the Center and its research. The mission of the Prevention Research Center on Nutrition and Physical Activity is to work with communities, community agencies, … Continue reading “Molly Knox, MA”