Kelly Brownell and Mary Story

Kelly Brownell is a psychology professor at Yale University, where he also serves as director of the Rudd Center for Food Policy and Obesity. Mary Story is a professor in the Division of Epidemiology and Community Health at the University of Minnesota. More

Kelly Brownell is a professor in the Department of Psychology at Yale University, where he also serves as Professor of Epidemiology and Public Health and as Director of the Rudd Center for Food Policy and Obesity. In 2006, TIME magazine listed him among "The World's 100 Most Influential People" in its special TIME 100 issue featuring those "whose power, talent or moral example is transforming the world."

Dr. Brownell was elected to membership in the Institute of Medicine in 2006 and has served as President of several national organizations, including the Society of Behavioral Medicine, Association for the Advancement of Behavior Therapy, and the Division of Health Psychology of the American Psychological Association. He has received numerous awards and honors for his work, and he has published 14 books and more than 300 scientific articles and chapters. One book received the Choice Award for Outstanding Academic Book from the American Library Association, and his paper on "Understanding and Preventing Relapse" published in the American Psychologist was listed as one of the most frequently cited papers in psychology. Dr. Brownell has advised the White House, members of congress, governors, world health and nutrition organizations, and media leaders on issues of nutrition, obesity, and public policy.

Mary Story PhD, RD is a professor in the Division of Epidemiology and Community Health at the University of Minnesota, Associate Dean for Student Life and Leadership in the School of Public Health, and an adjunct professor in the School of Medicine's Department of Pediatrics. She is director of the national program office for the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation Healthy Eating Research program that supports research on environmental and policy strategies to promote healthy eating among children to prevent childhood obesity. Dr. Story's PhD is in nutrition science and her interests are in the areas of child and adolescent nutrition, and childhood obesity prevention.

Dr. Story has conducted numerous school and community-based obesity prevention studies. She has over 350 scientific publications in child nutrition and obesity prevention. Dr. Story was a member of the Institute of Medicine, Committee on Food Marketing and the Diets of Children and Youth; Committee on Nutrition Standards for Foods in Schools; Committee on Childhood Obesity Prevention Actions for Local Governments; and is currently on the IOM Standing Committee for childhood obesity prevention and the Committee on Examination of Front-of-Package Nutrition Rating Systems and Symbols. She has received numerous awards for her research and work in the field of child and adolescent nutrition.

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