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Kelly D. Brownell
country of citizenship:
United States of America
educated at: Rutgers University, Purdue University, Brown University
award received: APA Award for Lifetime Contributions to Psychology
Kelly David Brownell (born October 31, 1951) is a clinical psychologist and scholar known for his work on obesity and food policy. Dean of the Sanford School of Public Policy at Duke University through the 2018 academic year, Brownell is also the university's Robert L. Flowers Professor of Public Policy, and Director of its World Food Policy Center. Prior to joining the Duke University faculty, Brownell served as Director of the Rudd Center for Food Policy and Obesity at Yale, where he also held positions as Professor of Psychology; Professor of Epidemiology and Public Health; Chair of the Department of Psychology; and Head of Silliman College.Noted for his research and work dealing primarily with obesity prevention, as well as the intersection of behavior, environment, and health with public policy, Brownell has helped advise the White House and Congress. He is credited with coining the term "yo-yo dieting", and was named as one of "The World's 100 Most Influential People" by Time Magazine in 2006.
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