13th Annual Michael & Susan Dell Center Lectureship in Child Health

Evidence-based practice and policy: 
Are we making legislation or sausage?

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Ross C. Brownson, PhD 

Professor and Director, Prevention Research Center in St. Louis

Brown School and the Division of Public Health Sciences and Siteman Cancer Center, Washington University School of Medicine

Washington University in St. Louis

 

About our Keynote

Ross C. Brownson, PhD, 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. Dr. Brownson is the author of 15 books and over 500 peer-reviewed articles. 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 former president of the American College of Epidemiology and the National Association of Chronic Disease Directors.