Karen Glanz

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George A. Weiss University Professor
Affiliated Faculty, Center for Health Incentives and Behavioral Economies (CHIBE)
Distinguished Fellow, Annenberg Public Policy Center (APPC)
Faculty Fellow, Penn Institute for Urban Research (IUR)
Member, Institute for Translational Medicine and Therapeutics (ITMAT)
Member, Institute of Diabetes, Obesity and Metabolism and Diabetes (IDOM) Endocrinology Research Center (DERC)
Member, Health and Behavior Research Affinity Group (HB-RAG), CHOP Research Institute (Children's Hospital of Philadelphia)
Member, Center for Health Equity Research, U Penn School of Nursing
Member, Skin Diseases Research Core, U Penn Skin Diseases Research Core Center
Member and Core Director, ROAR (Recruitment, Outcomes, Assessment & Retention), Abramson Cancer Center (ACC)
Member, Epidemiology and Biostatistics Graduate Group, Biomedical Graduate Studies, University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine, University of Pennsylvania
Senior Fellow, Leonard Davis Institute of Health Economies (LDI)
Senior Fellow, Center for Public Health Initiatives (CPHI)
Senior Scholar, Center for Clinical Epidemiology and Biostatistics, University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine
Department: Biostatistics and Epidemiology

Contact information
University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine
Department of Biostatistics and Epidemiology
801 Blockley Hall, 423 Guardian Drive
Philadelphia, PA 19104-6021
Office: 215-898-0613
Fax: 215-573-5315
Graduate Group Affiliations
B.A. (With Distinction, in Spanish)
University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, 1974.
M.P.H. (Health Behavior and Health Education)
University of Michigan School of Public Health, Ann Arbor, 1977.
Ph.D. (Health Behavior and Health Education)
University of Michigan Rackham School of Graduate Studies, Ann Arbor, 1979.
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Description of Itmat Expertise

Health behavior
Chronic disease prevention and management
Environment and policy interventions
Cancer prevention and control

Selected Publications

Glenn BA, Lin T, Chang LC, Okada A, Wong WK, Glanz K, Bastani R.: Sun Protection Practices and Sun Exposure among Children with a Parental History of Melanoma. Cancer, Epidemiology, Biomarkers and Prevention 2015.

Glanz K, Volpicelli K, Jepson C, Ming ME, Schuchter L, Armstrong K. : Effects of Tailored Risk Communications for Skin Cancer Prevention and Detection: The PennSCAPE Randomized Trial. Cancer, Epidemiology, Biomarkers and Prevention 2015.

King AC, Glanz K, Patrick K.: Technologies to Measure and Modify Physical Activity and Eating Environments. American Journal of Preventive Medicine 2015.

George M, Keddem S, Barg F, Green S, Glanz K. : Perceptions of factors influencing asthma control in overweight, African American women. Journal of Asthma 2015.

Phipps EJ, Wallace SL, Stites SD, Uplinger N, Singletary SB, Hunt L, Axelrod S, Glanz K, Braitman LE.: Do Price Incentives Increase Purchase of Fruit and Vegetables? American Journal of Public Health 2015.

Glanz K, Sallis JF, Saelens BE.: Advances in Physical Activity and Nutrition Environment Assessment Tools and Applications: Recommendations. American Journal of Preventive Medicine 2015.

Glanz K, Davis EL.: Introduction to the Theme Issue Built Environment Assessment and Interventions for Obesity Prevention: Moving the Field Forward. American Journal of Preventive Medicine 2015.

Glanz K, Yackle A. : Tackling the burden of cancer in the twenty-first century: Understanding and communicating in new and future contexts. Health Education and Behavior 2015.

Kegler MC, Swan DW, Alcantara I, Feldman L, Glanz K.: The influence of rural home and neighborhood environments on healthy eating, physical activity, and weight. Prevention Science 2014.

Cain KL, Millstein RA, Sallis JF, Conway TL, Gavand K, Frank LD, Saelens BE, Geremia CM, Chapman J, Adams MA, Glanz K, King AC. : Contribution of streetscape audits to explanation of physical activity in four age groups: Validity of the Microscale Audit of Pedestrian Streetscapes (MAPS) instrument. Social Science and Medicine 2014.

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Last updated: 06/03/2015
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