Conference Co-Chair

James F. Sallis, PhD, Active Living Research, USA

James F. Sallis

James F. Sallis, PhD, is Distinguished Professor in the Department of Family Medicine and Public Health at University of California, San Diego and Director of Active Living Research. His primary research interests are promoting physical activity and understanding policy and environmental influences on physical activity, sedentary behavior, 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, 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 the Bloomberg-Manulife Prize for the Promotion of Active Health. Time Magazine has identified him as an “obesity warrior”.

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