Past Lectureships

2020 Annual Lectureship:

The 2020 Annual Lectureship in Child Health was cancelled due to the restrictions imposed to prevent the spread of COVID-19.

2019 Annual Lectureship:

Ross C. Brownson, PhD
"Evidence-based practice and policy: Are we making legislation or sausage?"
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

2018 Annual Lectureship:

Dianne Stanton Ward, EdD, FACSM, FTOS
"Making Child Care Spaces Healthy Places: What Will It Take?"
Director, Intervention and Policy Division
Professor, Department of Nutrition,
Gillings School of Global Public Health, 
University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill

2017 Annual Lectureship:

Simón Barquera, MD, PhD
"What the US can learn from Mexico's fight against obesity: the process, results, push backs, and future challenges"
Director, Nutrition Policy Research Division
National Institute of Public Health of Mexico 

2016 Annual Lectureship:

Vivek Murthy, MD, MBA
"Building a Foundation of Health"
19th United States Surgeon General

2015 Annual Lectureship:

Barry Popkin, PhD
"The World Is Fat: Child Obesity and Food System Dynamics"
W.R. Kenan, Jr. Distinguished Professor of Nutrition
University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill

2014 Annual Lectureship:

Brian Wansink, PhD
"Making Children Slim by Design"
John Dyson Professor of Consumer Behavior
Director, Cornell Food and Brand Lab
Cornell University

2013 Annual Lectureship:

Honoring Guy Parcel, PhD for his 40 years in child & adolescent health research
(Half-day lecture series featuring four of Dr. Parcel’s colleagues)

Bruce Simons-Morton, EdD MPH
“Social Influences on Adolescent Health Behavior”
National Institute of Child and Human Development

Robin Mermelstein, PhD
“Integrating social and emotional contexts in predicting adolescent and young adult smoking patterns”
University of Chicago

Phil Nader, MD
“Next Steps in Obesity Prevention”
University of California San Diego

Kay Bartholomew, EdD, MPH
“Intervention Mapping”
The University of Texas School of Public Health

2012 Annual Lectureship:

J. David Hawkins, PhD
“A sociologist Takes on Teen Smoking, Drinking and Violence…And Wins!”
Endowed Professor of Prevention
Founding Director of the Social Development Research Group, School of Social Work, University of Washington, Seattle

2011 Annual Lectureship:

Dr. Russell R. Pate, PhD
“Getting and Keeping Children Physically Active in an Inactive World: What Works?”
Professor and Director, Children’s Physical Activity Research Group
University of South Carolina
Arnold School of Public Health

2010 Annual Lectureship:

Keynote Speaker and 2010 Lectureship Award Recipient: Dr. Kelly Brownell, PhD
“Addressing Nutrition and Obesity by Changing Defaults”
Director,Yale University Rudd Center for Food Policy and Obesity

Dr. Lew Kuller, MD, DrPH
“The Obesity Common Source Epidemic:The Failure To Use Good Epidemic Methods”
Distinguished University Professor of Public Health, University of Pittsburgh School of Public Health

Dr. Kenneth Warner, PhD
“Puffs and Pounds: Lessons from Tobacco Control for Combating the Obesity Epidemic”
Dean, University of Michigan School of Public Health

2009 Annual Lectureship:

Shiriki Kumanyika, PhD, MPH
“Childhood obesity: Which children are at highest risk, and why?”
Professor, Department of Biostatistics and Epidemiology
University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine

2008 Annual Lectureship:

William Dietz, MD, PhD
“What Can We Do to Address the Epidemic of Childhood Obesity?”
Director of the Division of Nutrition and Physical Activity in the Center for Chronic Disease Prevention and Health Promotion at the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

2007 Annual Lectureship:

Mary Story, PhD, RD
“Curbing the Childhood Obesity Epidemic: the Role of the Food Environment and Food Policies”