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.
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
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.