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Ross Brownson, PhD

Washington University in St. Louis

Dr. Ross Brownson is the Lipstein Distinguished Professor of Public Health at Washington University in St. Louis. He studies the translation of evidence to public health practice and policy, with a content focus on environmental and policy determinants of chronic diseases. He directs the Prevention Research Center and co-directs the Washington University Implementation Science Center for Cancer Control. Dr. Brownson is the author over 600 peer-reviewed articles and 15 books, including Dissemination and Implementation Research in Health: Translating Science to Practice. He has received numerous awards for his work. Among these, he is the recipient of the American Public Health Association’s (APHA) Abraham Lilienfeld Award for excellence in teaching and mentoring (2003) and the APHA Award for Excellence (2016). Dr. Brownson is a past president of the National Association of Chronic Disease Directors and the American College of Epidemiology.