Tuesday, June 16, 2010, 2:00-3:00 p.m. ET
Michael Kogan, PhD
Director, Office of Data and Program Development
Maternal and Child Health Bureau
Health Resources and Services Administration
5600 Fishers Lane, Room 18-41
Rockville, MD 20857
Phone: (301) 443-3145
Fax: (301) 443-3145
Dr. Michael Kogan is currently the Director, Office of Data and Program Development for the Maternal and Child Health Bureau (MCHB). In this position, he is responsible for directing activities of the office with an emphasis on (1) building the data capacity of Federal, State, and local areas in maternal and child health (MCH); (2) strengthening the present and future workforce skill levels in MCH epidemiology; (3) disseminating information and strengthening the evidence base in MCH; and (4) coordinating MCHBs work on program accountability, evaluation, and policy analysis. He also serves as the co-Project Director for the National Survey of Childrens Health and the National Survey of Children with Special Health Care Needs.
He serves on the editorial board of the Maternal and Child Health Journal and has served in that capacity for the American Journal of Public Health. He has served as a special editor for Pediatrics and the Maternal and Child Health Journal. He has also held adjunct academic appointments at the University of Alabama at Birmingham and Harvard University, and is a regular lecturer at Georgetown University. He has published more than 100 articles and book chapters on numerous topics in pediatric and perinatal epidemiology. He received the 2003 Advancing Knowledge award from the Coalition for Excellence in MCH Epidemiology. He received his doctorate in epidemiology from Yale University.
Russell R. Pate, Ph.D., serves as Professor in the Department of Exercise Science in the Arnold School of Public Health at the University of South Carolina. He is an exercise physiologist with interests in physical activity and physical fitness in children and the health implications of physical activity. He has published more than 230 scholarly papers and has authored or edited 3 books. His research has been supported by the National Institutes of Health, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), the American Heart Association, and several private foundations and corporations. Dr. Pate coordinated the effort that led to the development of the recommendation on physical activity and public health from CDC and the American College of Sports Medicine (1995). He served on the U.S. Dietary Guidelines Advisory Committee (20032004), the U.S. Physical Activity Guidelines Advisory Committee (20072008), and an Institute of Medicine panel that developed guidelines on prevention of childhood obesity. He currently chairs the coordinating committee for the National Physical Activity Plan.
In 1996, Dr. Pate received the Citation Award from the American College of Sports Medicine. In 1999, he received the Alliance Scholar Award of the American Alliance for Health, Physical Education, Recreation, and Dance. A lifelong distance runner, Dr. Pate competed in 3 U.S. Olympic Trials marathons and twice placed among the top 10 finishers in the Boston Marathon.
Dianne Stanton Ward, Ed.D.
Professor of Nutrition
Director, Intervention and Policy Division
University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
Campus Box 7461
Chapel Hill, NC 27599
Dianne Stanton Ward, Ed.D., is Professor of Nutrition and Co-director of the Doctoral Program in the Department of Nutrition at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. Her research focuses on the prevention of obesity and the promotion of healthy diets and physical activity through interventions implemented in schools, communities, and homes. Dr. Ward has been Principal Investigator (PI) for National Institutes of Health- and CDC-funded research projects that test interventions to promote healthy weight behavior in children and families. Currently, she is the PI for a 4-year intervention to prevent obesity by developing healthy behaviors in children and parents. An additional focus of her work is the development of measures to assess environmental factors associated with physical activity, diets, and obesity. Dr. Ward led the team that developed a policy and environmental intervention for child care called the Nutrition and Physical Activity Self-Assessment for Child Care, a highly regarded program within the public health community and used by many States for healthy weight development.
James F. Sallis, Ph.D.
Professor of Psychology
San Diego State University
Director, Active Living Research
Robert Wood Johnson Foundation
3900 Fifth Avenue, Suite 310
San Diego, CA 92103
James F. Sallis, Ph.D., is Professor of Psychology at San Diego State University and Director of Active Living Research, a program of the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation. His primary research interests are promoting physical activity and understanding policy and environmental influences on physical activity, nutrition, and obesity. His health improvement programs have been studied and used in health care settings, schools, universities, and companies. Dr. Sallis is the author of more than 450 scientific publications, a member of the editorial boards of several journals, and one of the worlds most cited authors in the social sciences. His current focus is using research to inform policy and environmental changes that will increase physical activity and reduce childhood obesity. Time Magazine identified him as an obesity warrior.