Distinguished Professor Family and Preventive Medicine. Director, Active Living Research
University of California, San Diego
Dr. Sallis is a health psychologist whose primary research interests include promoting physical activity and understanding policy and environmental influences on physical activity, nutrition, and obesity.
His health-improvement programs have been studied and used in health-care settings, schools, universities, and companies. He is the author of over 600 scientific publications, serves on the editorial boards of several journals, and is one of the world’s most cited authors in the social sciences. His current focus is using research to inform policy and environmental changes that will increase physical activity and reduce childhood obesity. He received a Lifetime Achievement Award from the President's Council on Fitness, Sports, and Nutrition, and Time Magazine identified him as an “obesity warrior.”
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