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Dr. Karen Glanz Name: Karen Glanz, Ph.D., M.P.H.
Title: Principal Investigator
Email: poolcool@zimbra.upenn.edu
Phone: (215) 898-0613


Karen Glanz, PhD, MPH is George A. Weiss University Professor, Professor of Epidemiology in the Perelman School of Medicine, Professor of Nursing in the School of Nursing, and Director of the Center for Health Behavior Research at the University of Pennsylvania. She was previously at Emory University (2004-2009), the University of Hawaii (1993 to 2004), and Temple University.  She received her MPH (1977) and PhD (1979) degrees in health behavior and health education from the University of Michigan.

Dr. Glanz’s research focuses include cancer prevention and control; obesity, nutrition, and the built environment; chronic disease prevention and control and health communication technologies.  She is a member of the Task Force on Community Preventive Services, a federally-appointed task force that oversees the Community Guide evidence reviews.  Her scholarly contributions consist of more than 300 journal articles and book chapters.  Dr. Glanz is senior editor of Health Behavior and Health Education: Theory, Research, and Practice (Jossey-Bass Inc., 1990, 1996, 2002, 2008), a widely used text recently published in its fourth edition.  She was designated a Highly Cited Author by ISIHighlyCited.com, in the top 0.5% of authors in her field over a 20-year period.