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C. James Frankish is Senior Scholar, Michael Smith Foundation for Health Research; Director of the Centre for Population Health Promotion Research (formerly Institute of Health Promotion Research (IHPR)) and Professor in the Department of Health Care and Epidemiology at the University of British Columbia (UBC). He collaborated with the IHPR, UBC group in producing the Guidelines for Participatory Research in Health Promotion for the Royal Society of Canada, and subsequent documents for Health Canada. Click here to order articles and books by Jim Frankish. 

Robert Gold  is currently the Dean at the University of Maryland College Park, School of Public Health . He has has been a professor at Southern Illinois University, State University of New York College at Brockport, and the University of Maryland. He has held related positions in the Office of Disease Prevention and Health Promotion, the World Health Organization, and Vice President of Macro International. For books by Gold, go to Barnes & Noble   To order a copy of EMPOWER: Expert Methods of Planning and Evaluation Within Everyone's Reach, click here. For a tribute, biography, and annotated bibliography of Bob's major publications, go to The International Electronic Journal of Health Education (IEJHE). Please click on link for Dr. Gold's CV

Lawrence W. Green  has served on the faculties at Berkeley, Johns Hopkins, Harvard, Texas, the University of British Columbia, and Emory University's Rollins School of Public Health, and now at the University of California at San Francisco. He has also served as director of three offices of the U.S. federal government and as Vice President of the Kaiser Family Foundation. For any of 9 books by Green and co-authors, go to Barnes & Noble or Amazon.com or the specific publishers. To request a review copy of EMPOWER: Expert Methods of Planning and Evaluation Within Everyone's Reach, or of Health Promotion Ideas that Work, 2nd ed., or Health Program Planning, 4th ed., or of Community and Population Health, 8th ed.click here on the respective titles. In Canada, McGraw-Hill/Ryerson Canada. For links to online full-text of three National Academies (Institute of Medicine and National Research Council) books co-edited by Green, click on book covers on our home page. To order reprints of articles and reports from his 8 years at the University of British Columbia (1991-99), go to the IHPR publications page. For abstracts of 177 of his published articles from BioMed Central, click here. For a 3-page biography, see Contemporary Authors, a reference volume published by Thomson Gale. For a list of publications since 2002 derived from PubMed, click here. For a UCSF profile, click here.

Marshall W. Kreuter has served as a professor at the University of Utah, director of that state's health promotion program, and as director of a succession of units at the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, most recently the Prevention Research Centers program. His recent consultations include work for the United Nations Foundation, the World Health Organization, the World Bank, and the Georgia Healthcare Foundation.  He divides his time between Atlanta and Big Fork, Montana. For books by Kreuter, go to Barnes & Noble or Amazon.com. To request a review copy of EMPOWER: Expert Methods of Planning and Evaluation Within Everyone's Reach, go to Jones & Bartlett Publishers. He led the collaboration to produce Health Promotion Ideas that Work, 2nd ed. (for review copy, go to Jones & Bartlett Publisher). For review copy of  Health Promotion Planning: An Educational and Ecological Approach, 3rd ed click on the title. In Canada, McGraw-Hill/Ryerson Canada. Please click on link for Dr. Kreuter's CV

Matthew W. Kreuter, PhD, MPH is a Professor with tenure of Social Work and Medicine at Washington University in St. Louis, and also currently serves as a member of the University's Institute for Public Health. Additionally, he is the Director of the the Health Communication Research Laboratory, one of five NCI-designated Centers of Excellence in Cancer Communication Research. His research explores strategies to increase the reach and effectiveness of health information in low-income and minority populations to help eliminate health disparities. Dr. Kreuter received his PhD and MPH in Health Behavior and Health Education from the School of Public Health at the University of North Carolina Ė Chapel Hill. To order Health Promotion Ideas that Work, go to Jones & Bartlett Publisher. Please click on link for Dr. Kreuter's CV

Shawna Mercer came to CDC in 2000 as a postdoctoral fellowship from the Canadian Institutes of Health Research - Canadian Health Services Research Foundation. She served with Lawrence Green in the Office of Smoking and Health and the Office on Science and Extramural Research, helping to launch CDCís first major Community-Based Participatory Research initiatives. She currently serves as CDCís Director of the Guide to Community Preventive Services, which conducts the systematic reviews of evidence on community and population health interventions for the Task Force on Community Preventive Services. Some of her most recent publications have been collaborations on participatory research and translating the tobacco control successes to the obesity epidemic, and on alternative research and evaluation designs for the assessment of complex, community interventions (Am J Preventive Medicine).

Donald Morisky is a Professor  at the UCLA School of Public Health. His website features his more recent work in Asia, but his early work at Johns Hopkins is reflected throughout this website. See, e.g., the bibliography of published applications of the Morisky-Green-Levine measure of patient adherence to medical regimens. Please click on link for Dr. Morisky's CV

Seena Nair assists Dr. Lawrence Green with the content management and overall maintenance of this website. She obtained her MPH from San Jose State University in 2010. She is currently working as a Healthcare Data Analyst for the Santa Clara Valley Health and Hospital System. Her past experiences include working as a Research Analyst at the Department of General Internal Medicine, University of California, San Francisco (UCSF) for a CDC funded project to establish a web-based surveillance system for chronic kidney disease (CKD) in the United States. "Ms. Nair has brought this website back to life after a dormant period of my federal service at CDC, updating published applications of the Precede-Proceed Model, web links and at least weekly public health headlines. She has been the main compiler, organizer and presenter of what you see on this website.Ē --Larry Green (03/05/2013)

Judith Ottoson is is Adjunct Faculty at San Francisco State University and at the University of British Columbia where she teaches courses on evaluation. While Associate Professor at the Andrew Young School of Policy Studies at Georgia State University she led the formation of the Atlanta-Area Evaluation Association as its first President. She collaborated on the last two editions of Community & Population Health, 8th ed. (order from Barnes & Noble or Amazon.com). For a review copy, go to McGraw-Hill. For chapter on "But Did They Use It? Beyond the Collection of Surveillance Information," click here. Her more recent research has been evaluation of Robert Wood Johnson research programs in Active Living Research and in child obesity control in Hispanic populations. Please click on link for Dr. Ottoson's CV

Blake Poland  is Associate Professor with the Dalla Lana School of Public Health, University of Toronto. To order Settings for Health Promotion, or to request a 60-day examination copy go to Sage Publications. Please click on link for Dr. Poland's CV. To view Dr. Poland's Linkedin profile, please click here

Irving Rootman directed the development of the national health promotion surveys for Health and Welfare Canada, was the first Director of the University of Toronto's Centre for Health Promotion, and subsequently a Professor and Michael Smith Foundation Distinguished Scholar at the University of Victoria in British Columbia. He currently is an Adjunct Professor in the School of Public Health and Social Policy at the University of Victoria and a Visiting Professor in the Department of Gerontology at Simon Fraser University. He collaborated with the IHPR, UBC group in producing the Guidelines for Participatory Research in Health Promotion for the Royal Society of Canada, and with Poland and Green on Settings for Health Promotion https://us.sagepub.com/en-us/nam/settings-for-health-promotion/book6229. Please click on link for Dr. Rootman's CV.

Updated: 10/12/2015

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