Past Lectureships

11th Annual Lectureship (2017):

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 

10th Annual Lectureship (2016):

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

9th Annual Lectureship (2015):

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

8th Annual Lectureship (2014):

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

7th Annual Lectureship (2013):

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

6th Annual Lectureship (2012):

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

5th Annual Lectureship (2011):

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

4th Annual Lectureship (2010):

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

3rd Annual Lectureship (2009):

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
April 16, 2009 – AT&T Executive Education and Conference Center, University of Texas – Austin

2nd Annual Lectureship (2008):

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.
April 10, 2008 – Thompson Conference Center, University of Texas – Austin

1st Annual Lectureship (2007):

Mary Story, PhD, RD
“Curbing the Childhood Obesity Epidemic: the Role of the Food Environment and Food Policies”
April 13, 2007 – Thompson Conference Center, University of Texas – Austin