Karen Glanz, PhD, MPHAppointed to Task Force: 2006
Karen Glanz, PhD, MPH is currently George A. Weiss University Professor at the Perelman School of Medicine and the School of Nursing, and Director of the Center for Health Behavior Research at the University of Pennsylvania. Dr. Glanz is senior editor of Health Behavior and Health Education: Theory, Research, and Practice (Jossey-Bass Inc., 1990, 1996, 2002, 2008), a widely used text recently published in its fourth edition.
Dr. Glanz was previously at Emory University (2004-2009), the University of Hawaii (1993-2004), and Temple University (1979-1993). Dr. Glanz was formerly Georgia Cancer Coalition Distinguished Research Scholar and the Director of the Emory Prevention Research Center while she was Charles Howard Candler Professor of Behavioral Sciences and Health Education at Emory University. Dr. Glanz's research focuses include cancer prevention and control; obesity, nutrition, and the built environment; chronic disease prevention and control and health communication technologies. Dr. Glanz scholarly contributions consist of more than 360 journal articles and book chapters.
Dr. Glanz received her MPH (1977) and PhD (1979) degrees in health behavior and health education from the University of Michigan.
Service on International/National research, practice or policy boards or committees
- Senior Editor for Health Psychology, Social Science and Medicine
- Chair, Evaluation Committee, Institute for Communication and Health at the University of Lugano, Lugano, Switzerland
- Nutrition Advisory Board, Au Bon Pain restaurants
- Nutrition Research Scientific Advisory Committee (NRSAC), National Dairy Council
National research or practice awards
- Elizabeth Fries Health Education Award, from the Fries Foundation
- Highly Cited Author, ISIhighlycited.com
- Fellow, Society for Behavioral Medicine
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