NCCOR Accomplishments

In the last decade, NCCOR has transformed the field of childhood obesity prevention through its structure, design, contributions, and accomplishments. To mark its contributions to the field of childhood obesity research, NCCOR recently published two papers in the American Journal of Preventive Medicine. The first paper, Developing A Partnership for Change: The National Collaborative on Childhood Obesity Research highlights the formation, structure, and operations of NCCOR and discusses benefits of using a collaborative model to address health problems. The companion paper, A National Collaborative for Building the Field of Childhood Obesity Research details several principles for successful partnerships and how NCCOR used these principles to make significant contributions to build the field of research, evaluation and surveillance for childhood obesity prevention and management. The papers are accompanied by a commentary by senior leaders of NCCOR’s member organizations and an editorial by Dr. Jim Sallis, a member of NCCOR’s External Scientific Panel.

Developing Tools and Research Resources

Childhood obesity research is an emerging field. Development of the following tools and resources have helped investigators to conduct research and program staff to develop and implement programs. This resources also help researchers and program staff know “what’s out there” (e.g., Catalogue of Surveillance Systems, Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program–Education [SNAP-Ed] Toolkit).

ProjectDatesaNCCOR Goals AddressedbProblem AddressedAccomplishment and Impact
Youth Compendium of Physical Activity2012; 20172,3Existing estimates of youth energy expenditure (YEE) in physical activity were based on adult values and did not accurately reflect changes in YEE with growth and development.The Youth Compendium of Physical Activities, released in October 2017, provides measures of energy expenditure for 196 common youth activities including sedentary activities, standing activities, playing and participating in games, and walking and running. This new compendium represents a great advancement in the field of YEE as it is the first compendium to be based entirely on youth data, and includes youth metabolic equivalents (METy) values separated into four different age groups. The NCCOR YEE workgroup also published two journal articles on YEE metrics and a journal supplement compiling previously unpublished energy expenditure values. In the first 3 months of launching the site, it had 3,824 unique visitors from 71 countries.
Measures Registry User Guides2015; 20172,3Even with the Measures Registry, it can be difficult for researchers and practitioners to choose the most appropriate measure for their work.Through a strategic partnership with The JPB Foundation, NCCOR supported the development of four Measures Registry User Guides, which provide an overview of measurement and measure selection and provide “how-to” case studies. The Measures Registry User Guides website, which provides the Guides and supplementary materials, launched in January 2017. The Measures Registry User Guides have been accessed by 2,385 unique visitors since its launch this year (as of December 2017).
Registry of Studies20153A lack of information about studies being conducted in relevant fields hampers research and program evaluation.The Registry of Studies provides information on study design, measures, content areas, and populations examined. It also provides easy access to relevant study information, including logic models, study sites, and questionnaires and surveys used.
SNAP-Ed Toolkit and Evaluation Framework2012-present1,3,4Absence of current information from research on effective interventions hinders state efforts to improve eating and physical activity behaviors among children served by USDA food programs.NCCOR worked closely with U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) to develop, refine, and update the SNAP-Ed Toolkit—a portfolio of actionable tools consistent with the context and policies of SNAP and incorporating evidence-based obesity strategies—and the SNAP-Ed Evaluation Framework—a menu of outcome indicators that align with the SNAP‐Ed guiding principles. In 2017, the Evaluation Framework was integrated into the yearly plans of SNAP Implementing Agencies.
Catalogue of Surveillance Systems2011-present2,3Difficult and delayed access to governmental health monitoring systems hampers in-depth evaluation of the causes of national trends in childhood obesity.The Catalogue of Surveillance Systems is an online resource for users to review, sort, and compare more than 100 surveillance systems relevant to childhood obesity research and evaluation of policy and environmental interventions. The Catalogue of Surveillance Systems has been accessed by 64,316 unique visitors since its launch in 2011 (as of December 2017). Users from more than 70 countries outside the United States have visited the Catalogue.
Measures Registry2010-present2,3Proliferation of assessment measures of food intake and physical activity across many studies, often without prior work to assess the validity and quality of new measures, makes it difficult to assess behaviors and environments.The Measures Registry is an online, searchable web resource of nearly 1,200 published studies of validation research on measures and tools for assessing food intake and physical activity and the associated environments that influence these health behaviors. The Measures Registry has been accessed by 17,483 unique visitors since its launch in 2011 (as of December 2017). Users from 41 countries outside the United States have visited the Measures Registry.

Facilitating Research

The NCCOR membership represents a wide range of expertise across many disciplines relevant to childhood obesity research. NCCOR has used this collective scientific leadership to contribute to the design, planning, and support of key research endeavors and research agendas, thereby strengthening the methods, tools, and infrastructure for timely, rigorous, solution-oriented research and its translation into practice and policy.

ProjectDatesaNCCOR Goals AddressedbProblem AddressedAccomplishment and Impact
Childhood Obesity Declines20121,3Absence of information on key drivers of declines in childhood obesity hampers the successful implementation of programs related to improving eating behaviors and physical activity in children.This project was designed to understand possible drivers and contributors that may be influencing reported declines in childhood obesity rates and to explore how they may be related to and be part of other health promotion efforts. NCCOR convened a panel of experts with diverse and complementary backgrounds to solicit outside guidance on the project plan, methodology, and selection of sites that were examined. The Robert Wood Johnson Foundation (RWJF) conducted the project, and in March 2016, NCCOR released community summary reports from four sites across the country. A journal supplement with articles on the project will be released in 2018.
Food Marketing Research Roundtable20114Limited progress on efforts to reduce children’s exposure to unhealthy foods through food and beverage industry marketing makes it difficult to combat the childhood obesity epidemic.RWJF and NCCOR co-sponsored a Policy Research Roundtable on Food Marketing to Children. The meeting aimed to assess recent progress, identify potentially fruitful policy research priorities, and discuss ways to enhance collaboration among researchers, policy makers, and advocates.
Family Life, Activity, Sun, Health, and Eating (FLASHE) Study20141,3A lack of data limits researchers’ understanding of diet and physical activity behaviors that relate to cancer risk.The FLASHE Study, a cross-sectional, Internet-based survey that examined psychosocial, generational (parent-adolescent), and environmental correlates of cancer-preventive behaviors. NCCOR members were instrumental in the study’s planning and design. The study focused primarily on diet, physical activity, and sedentary behaviors (as well as sleep, sun-safety, and tobacco use).
Food Patterns Equivalents Database (FPED)20112,3Delayed release of national data on food group intakes in the United States limited researchers’ ability to assess how patterns of intake compare to dietary guidelines.NCCOR provided financial support for the timely update of the Food Patterns Equivalents Database (FPED). USDA released FPED updates for the 2007-2010 and 2011-2012 NHANES survey cycles in 2013 and 2014, respectively, shortening the time from data collection to release to 2 years.
Healthy Communities Study2010-20171,3Absence of data on community-level programs and policies related to eating and physical activity made it difficult to link data on these behaviors and weight outcomes.Healthy Communities Study is a five-year study assessing the effectiveness of community obesity prevention efforts in areas where childhood obesity rates are high. NCCOR members were instrumental in the study’s planning and design. In October 2015, the American Journal of Preventive Medicine published a series of articles on the study’s rationale purpose, protocols, and methods. The first results paper was also published in the American Journal of Preventive Medicine in November 2017.
Childhood Obesity Research Demonstration (CORD)2010-20151,3Clinical trials had provided evidence on effective approaches for managing childhood obesity, but evidence was lacking on how to effectively disseminate these approaches. In 2010, the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (ACA) appropriated funding to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention to conduct four-year community-based childhood obesity demonstration projects in three communities. NCCOR members provided input during the project development and application phases.

Supporting underserved children ages 2-12 years and their families, this effort used the Obesity Chronic Care Model as a conceptual framework and built on an array of existing federal and non-federal initiatives. CORD aimed to use multiple levels and settings to identify strategies that improve children’s health behaviors and reduce obesity.
Time-Sensitive Obesity Policy and Program Evaluation2011-present1,3Barriers to obtaining funding for obtaining baseline data before the onset of “natural experiments” limited the capacity to measure the impact of such efforts.NCCOR created this ongoing funding mechanism to support the collection of baseline data before the onset of natural experiments related to improving eating behaviors and active living. This mechanism has resulted in the award of 12 grants to date.
Johns Hopkins Global Obesity Prevention Center2009-20161,3,4Absence of rigorous methods for estimating the potential quantitative effects of diverse programs and policies within the context of specific communities and populations hinders the ability to develop effective strategies.The Johns Hopkins Global Obesity Prevention Center is a global center with a unique approach to preventing obesity by concurrently studying the many causes that contribute to the obesity epidemic including policy, economics, food environment, social influences, behavior, and physiology. The Center funded time-sensitive, innovative pilot projects that use a systems-oriented approach to study environmental and policy changes relevant to childhood obesity.
Envision2010-20151,3,4Knowledge was lacking about the most effective ways to prevent obesity on a population-wide level.NCCOR’s Envision project coordinated and supported statistical modeling efforts to forecast the impact of public health policies and interventions on childhood obesity on a population-wide level and among specific subpopulations.
Envision consisted of various modeling teams conducting research to gain insight into the most effective ways to prevent obesity. The project was part of NCCOR’s effort to build capacity for multi-level, integrated research. Members examined the effects of individual, socio-cultural, economic, environmental, and policy forces on children’s diet, physical activity, energy balance, and body weight.

Sponsoring Workshops/Think Tanks

NCCOR has convened leading thinkers from diverse fields and disciplines in a wide range of workshops. These innovative events shine a spotlight on an issue, stimulate broad thinking to generate fresh and synergistic ideas, facilitate development of research and action agendas, and often provide a springboard for NCCOR activities.

ProjectDatesaNCCOR Goals AddressedbProblem AddressedAccomplishment and Impact
Moving from Test Market to All Markets: Translating Food Purchasing Research into Evidence-Based Strategies to Improve the Purchase of Healthier Items20163,4A limited understanding of how to scale up successful interventions limits the ability to generalize findings to additional settings and populations.NCCOR brought together interested researchers, food retailers, and practitioners working in the SNAP-Ed and other public and private programs that promote healthy food purchasing by low-income consumers. The workshop gave them an opportunity to discuss issues of common interest and form relationships to enhance each other’s work.
Health, Behavioral Design, and the Built Environment20151,3,5Gaps in knowledge and narrow definitions of behavioral design limit the development of environments that promote healthy eating and active living among children.This project built on the Green Health project by engaging a variety of disciplines to examine how specific aspects of the built environment can influence health behaviors and to reach consensus on Behavioral Design principles to foster healthy eating and physical activity. Meetings convened by NCCOR in 2015 and 2016 brought together a diverse array of disciplines to consider these issues and resulted in a white paper that provides a conceptual foundation to guide research and practice.
Healthy Food Incentives20143,5Gaps in knowledge about the food environment limit the development of environments that promote healthy eating among children.NCCOR convened practitioners, researchers, government officials, national associations, and funders for three Healthy Food Incentives workshops: 1. Perspectives from the Field; 2. Exploring Ways to Nudge Healthy Purchases Among SNAP Shoppers; and 3. Moving the Field Forward.
Engaging Health Care Providers and Systems20144A lack of effective clinical-community partnerships limits the application of research findings to real-world settings.The Engaging Health Care Providers and Systems workgroup was formed to consider ways for NCCOR to partner with health care providers and health systems to better understand how research on childhood obesity prevention and control can be used in clinical settings. A meeting convened by NCCOR in 2016 brought together a diverse array of disciplines to consider these issues and resulted in a white paper that provides a logic model and metrics.
Lessons Learned from Global Efforts20133,4Gaps in knowledge about “what works” in diverse settings hampers the implementation of successful interventions.This project aimed to provide national leadership to accelerate implementation of evidence-informed practice and policy. An October 2014 meeting focused on emerging international environmental policies that are applicable to the United States; approaches to reduce health disparities and address inequities; strategies to build demand around policies that improve health; and public health and business partnerships that foster health. A 2016 Connect & Explore special event livestreamed three symposia from the Society for Behavioral Medicine Meeting on Promising U.S. and international strategies for reducing childhood obesity.
Farm-to-Fork Workshop on Surveillance of the U.S. Food System20124Gaps in knowledge about aspects of the food environment limit the development of environments that promote healthy eating among children.At this workshop, a variety of speakers reviewed the U.S. food surveillance systems currently in use and highlighted the strengths and gaps in those systems, thus laying the groundwork for future discussions in this area.
Green Health20101,3,5A lack of attention to environmental design at various levels hampers
efforts to influence children’s social norms and behaviors related to dietary choices and daily physical activity.
NCCOR collaborated with the U.S. Green Building Council’s Center for Green Schools and the American Institute of Architects on a Green Health project to examine how environmental design strategies can be used to promote physical activity and healthy eating in school environments and how childhood obesity prevention can be integrated into school-based sustainability and green-building initiatives. This partnership, begun in 2010, resulted in a portfolio of innovative green health activities, including peer-reviewed articles and the development of healthy design guidelines for school architecture.

Communications and Outreach

An essential component of developing a field is keeping people informed, creating a shared identity and purpose, and establishing links with opinion leaders in the field. NCCOR has pursued a number of activities to further these goals.

ProjectDatesAccomplishment and Impact
Strategic alliances2014Strategic alliances allow NCCOR to engage outside organizations in specific issues or projects aligned with the NCCOR mission and goals, without expanding the primary partnership. NCCOR’s first strategic funding alliance was with The JPB Foundation. The Foundation’s two-year grant allowed NCCOR to develop the Measures Registry User Guides.
NCCOR Annual Report2011-presentAnnually since 2011, NCCOR has published an annual report detailing its activities and accomplishments. Each report highlights a theme that captures how the work of the partnership is contributing to the field of childhood obesity research.
Connect & Explore Webinars2014In 2014, NCCOR launched the Connect & Explore webinar series to engage, inform, and communicate with researchers and other external audiences. Since 2014, NCCOR has held 23 webinars featuring the nation’s leading childhood obesity experts.
Participation at national meetings (booth, presentations) 2012In 2012, NCCOR attended the Weight of the Nation Conference to share and promote the Collaborative’s successful efforts to improve the effectiveness and efficiency of childhood obesity research. Since 2012, NCCOR has attended more than 15 conferences to share resources other information highlighting NCCOR’s mission, projects, and successes via the NCCOR exhibit booth and scientific sessions sharing key findings from different projects.
Social Media platforms (Twitter, Facebook, LinkedIn)2012; 2016; 2017 NCCOR launched its Twitter handle @NCCOR in January 2012. Over the last 5 years, NCCOR has gained 1,800 followers. In 2016, NCCOR launched a LinkedIn page, gaining 435 followers through the end of 2017. NCCOR launched a Facebook page in September 2017, which has gained 218 followers through the end of 2017.
E-newsletter2009- presentSince 2009, NCCOR has shared a monthly e-newsletter with subscribers highlighting new NCCOR products and tools, as well as grant opportunities, events, publications, and news related to childhood obesity.
NCCOR External Scientific Panel (NESP)2011-presentNESP plays a critical role in keeping NCCOR connected to the extramural research community by informing the partnership about new developments in the field. It also provides critical strategic ongoing guidance to NCCOR’s activities.
Healthy Eating Index (HEI)2012-2013The Healthy Eating Index is a scoring metric developed by USDA that can be used to ascertain the nutritional quality of dietary patterns, sets of foods, or menus. NCCOR developed several resources that help explain this tool and its various applications: a series of photos that show how HEI scores can be applied to actual foods, a video about a study using the HEI, and an infographic series.
Other Graphics Materials2009-presentNCCOR has developed a series of graphics to show how the collaborative works and to enhance project materials.

a Date of inception is when NCCOR first formed group to address the problem; date of launch is when first product (such as a research resource, workshop, or funding mechanism) was released.

b NCCOR Goals:

  1. Identify, design, and evaluate practical and sustainable interventions, especially in high-risk populations and communities.
  2. Increase and improve national, state, and local surveillance of childhood obesity.
  3. Improve the ability of childhood obesity researchers and program evaluators to conduct research and program evaluation.
  4. Provide national leadership to accelerate implementation of evidence-informed practice and policy and to engage other public and philanthropic funders with potential to advance these core goals.
  5. Work with non-health partners to integrate childhood obesity priorities with synergistic initiatives.

NCCOR Participants

As described in the March 2018 Issue of the American Journal of Preventive Medicine, this list represents all staff that have been a part of NCCOR and its activities since its inception.

Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

National Center for Chronic Disease Prevention and Health Promotion

Seraphine Pitt Barnes, PhD, MPH, CHES
Brook Belay, MD, MPH
Kristen Betts
Heidi Blanck, PhD
David R. Brown, PhD
Nadine Budd, MS, PhD
Rebecca Bunnell, ScD, MEd
Pamela B. Bryant, MS
Susan A. Carlson, MPH
Shifan Dai, MD, PhD
Heather M. Devlin, MA
William Dietz, MD, PhD
Carrie Dooyema, MSN, MPH, RN
Alyssa Easton, PhD
Rosanne Farris, PhD
David Freedman, PhD
Janet Fulton, PhD
Deborah Galuska, PhD
H. Wayne Giles, MD
Alyson B. Goodman, MD, MPH
Jennifer Greaser, RN, MSN

Shannon Griffin-Blake, PhD
Laurence Grummer-Strawn, PhD
Janelle Gunn, MPH, RD
Anne C. Haddix, PhD
Hayley Hamilton, MPH
Heather C. Hamner, PhD, MS, MPH
Casey Hannan, MPH
Diane Harris, PhD, MPH, CHES
Megan R. Harrison, MPH, RD
Amy Holmes-Chavez, MPH
Suzanne Hurley, MA
Jan Jernigan, PhD
Laura Kettel Khan, MIM, PhD
Joel E. Kimmons, PhD
Beverly S. Kingsley, PhD, MPH
Sarah M. Lee, PhD
Leandris Liburd, PhD, MPH
Elizabeth Lundeen, PhD, MPH, MNSP
Joyce Maalouf, MS, MPH
Lisa McGuire, PhD
Caitlin L. Merlo, MPH, RD

Latetia Moore, PhD
Allison Nihiser, MPH
John D. Omura, MD, MPH, FRCPC
Stephen Onufrak, PhD
Terry O’Toole, MDiv, PhD, FASHA
Sohyun Park, PhD
Cria Perrine, PhD
Ruth Petersen, MD, MPA
Erin Peterson, MPH
Meredith A. Reynolds, PhD
Candace Rutt, PhD
Jennifer Seymour, PhD
Bettylou Sherry, PhD, RD
Sarah Sliwa, PhD
Robin Soler, PhD
Emily N. Ussery, PhD, MPH
Amy L. Warnock, MPA
Kathleen B. Watson, PhD
Howell Wechsler, EdD, MPH
Deena Zytnick, MPH

Division of Population Health

Holly Hunt, MA
Sarah M. Lee, PhD

Caitlin L. Merlo, MPH, RD
Allison Nihiser, MPH

Seraphine A. Pitt Barnes, PhD, MPH, CHES
Sarah Sliwa, PhD

National Center for Environmental Health

Andrew Dannenberg, PhD

National Center for Health Statistics

Craig M. Hales, MD, MPH, MS
Brian K. Kit, MD, MPH

Hannah G. Lawman, PhD
Cynthia Ogden, PhD

Office of the Director

Jennifer Greaser, RN, MSN

Office of Minority Health and Health Equity

Leandris Liburd, PhD, MPH, MA
Ana Penman-Aguilar, PhD, MPH

U.S. Department of Health and Human Services

Office of the Assistant Secretary for Health

Kellie O. Casavale, PhD, RD
Sonsiere Cobb-Souza, MS

Richard D. Olson, MD, MPH
Katrina L. Piercy, PhD, RD, ACSM-CEP

National Institutes of Health

National Cancer Institute

Tanya Agurs-Collins, PhD, RD
Britni Belcher, PhD, MPH
David Berrigan, PhD, MPH
Heather Bowles, PhD
Denise Buckley, ELS
Eboneé Butler, MPH
Laurie Cynkin, MHS
Susan Czajkowski, PhD
Susan Dambrauskas
Laura Dwyer, PhD
Mary E. Evans, PhD

Rebecca Ferrer, PhD
Russ Glasgow, PhD
Alyssa Grauman, MPH
Erin Hennessy, PhD, MPH
Mary Horlick, MD
Susan Krebs-Smith, PhD
Robin A. McKinnon, PhD, MPA
Paige Miller, PhD, MPH, RD
Linda Nebeling, PhD, MPH, RD, FADA
April Oh, PhD, MPH
Deborah Olster, PhD

Heather Patrick, PhD
Frank M. Perna, EdD, PhD
Emilee J. Pressman, MPH
Jill Reedy, PhD, MPH, RD
Sameer Siddiqi, BS
Julia Strasser, MPH
Matthew J. Trowbridge, MD, MPH
Maggie Wilson, MPH
Dana Wolff, PhD

National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute

S. Sonia Arteaga, PhD
Ashley Boelens
Josephine Boyington, PhD, MPH, CNS
Janet de Jesus, MS, RD
Karen Donato, SM, RD

Liz Freedman, MSW, MPH
Holly Nicastro, PhD, MPH
Melissa Green Parker, PhD
Dana Alexis Phares, PhD
Tiffany M. Powell, MD, MPH

Charlotte Pratt, PhD, RD
LeShawndra Price, PhD
Mark H. Roltsch, PhD

Eunice Kennedy Shriver National Institute of Child Health and Human Development

Regina M. Bures, PhD
Kerri Childress, MA
Layla Esposito, PhD
Terry T-K Huang, PhD, MPH

John McGrath, PhD
Marianne Glass Miller
Katie Rush, MA

National Institute of Diabetes and Digestive and Kidney Diseases

Leslie Curtis, MA
Mary Evans, PhD
Rachel Fisher, MS, MPH, RD
Sheila Fleischhacker, PhD, JD
Van S. Hubbard, MD, PhD

Christine Hunter, PhD
Joanne Karimbakas, MS, RD
Robert J. Kuczmarski, PhD
Christopher Lynch, PhD
Margaret A. McDowell, PhD, MPH, RD

Voula Kalis Osganian, MD, ScD, MPH
Matthew Rechler, MD
Pamela L. Thornton, PhD, MSW
Susan Yanovski, MD

Office of the Director

Regan Lucas Bailey, PhD, MPH, RD
Rachel Ballard, MD, MPH
Jody Engel, MA, RD
Abby G. Ershow, ScD, RD, FAHA

Jaime Gahche, MPH
Stephanie M. George, PhD, MPH, MA
Patricia L. Mabry, PhD
Deborah Olster, PhD

Ashley Vargas, PhD, MPH, RDN, FAND
Elizabeth Villegas, MS
Dana Wolff-Hughes, PhD
Deborah Young-Hyman, PhD

Robert Wood Johnson Foundation

Chuck Alexander, MA
Jamie Bussel, MPH
Claire Gibbons, PhD
Elizabeth Goodman, MS
Matt Gruenberg

Tina Kauh, MS, PhD
David Krol, MD, MPH, FAAP
Laura Leviton, PhD
C. Tracy Orleans, PhD
Jasmine Hall Ratliff, MHA

Margaret Tait, MPH
Matthew Trujillo, PhD
Shale Wong, MD, MSPH

U.S. Department of Agriculture

Food, Nutrition, and Consumer Services

Melissa Abelev, PhD
Rajen Anand, PhD
Michael P. Burke, PhD, MPH
Steven Carlson
Alice Ann Gola, PhD
Jay Hirschman, MPH, CNS
Cynthia Hormel, MM, RD, LD, SNS

Donna Johnson-Bailey, MPH, RD
Usha Kalro, MS, RDN
Richard Lucas
Jerold Mande, MPH
Lisa Mays, RDN, MPH
Andrew Naja-Riese, MSPH
Tameka Owens, PhD

Robert Post, PhD
Tricia Psota, PhD, RDN
Elizabeth Rahavi, RD
Jennifer Shives
Maureen K. Spill, PhD
Pamela E. Starke-Reed, PhD
Laura Zatz, MPH

Forest Service

Janet Zeller, MA

Research, Education, and Economics

Saleia Afele-Faamuli, PhD, MPH
Cathy Alessi, RD
Aida Balsano, PhD
Stephanie Blake
Jean C. Buzby, PhD
Paul J. Chapman II
Deirdra N. Chester, PhD, RD
Helen Chipman, PhD, RD
Paul Cotton, PhD, RDN
Wesley R. Dean, PhD
Mark Denbaly, PhD

Denise R. Eblen, PhD
Saleia Afele Faamuli, PhD, MPH
John W. Finley, PhD
Joanne Guthrie, PhD, MPH
Joanne Holden
Young Jo, PhD
David M. Klurfeld, PhD
Molly Kretsch, PhD
Jane Clary Loveless, PhD, RN, MS, MCHES
Lisa Mancino, PhD, MS
Amy McCune, PhD

Suzanne Le Menestrel, PhD
Alanna J. Moshfegh, PhD
Pamela R. Pehrsson, PhD
Cynthia Reeves-Tuttle, PhD, MPH
Carolyn Rogers, MA
Ahlisia J’Nae Shipley, PhD
Dionne Toombs, PhD
Laurian Unnevehr, PhD
Jay Variyam, PhD
Sara Wilson, MS, RD
Allison Yates, PhD, RD

FHI 360

Elaine Arkin, MS
Dianne C. Barker, MHS
Miranda Brna, MPH
Jordan Broderick, MA
LaVerne Canady, MPA
Jesse Gelwicks, MA
Sara R. Gordon, MSW
Marjorie Gutman, PhD
Kara Hager

Adee Kennedy, MS, MPH
Bertha (BJ) McDuffie, MA
Yeeli Mui, MPH
Mari Nicholson, MHS
Kristina Olson, MHS
Todd Phillips, MS
Marie Rienzo, MA
Anne Brown Rodgers
Emilie Ryan-Castillo

Amanda Samuels, MS, MPH
Richard Sawyer, PhD
Dana Simms
Ariana Spiliotes
Namita Vaidya, MPH
Yanelis Valdes
Amy Lazarus Yaroch, PhD
Hatidza Zaganjor, MPH