James F. Sallis

Distinguished Professor Emeritus, University of California, United States

James F. Sallis, Ph.D is Distinguished Professor Emeritus in the Department of Family Medicine and Public Health at University of California, San Diego and Professorial Fellow at Australian Catholic University in Melbourne.  He has a doctorate in clinical psychology from Memphis State University (now University of Memphis) and completed a post-doctoral fellowship at Stanford University School of Medicine. He has been named a Fellow in four scientific organization. His primary research interests are promoting physical activity and providing evidence to guide policy and environmental strategies to improve physical activity, sedentary behavior, nutrition, and obesity.  His health improvement programs have been studied and used in health care settings, schools, universities, and companies. He is an author of over 600 scientific publications, on the editorial boards of several journals, and one of the world’s most cited authors in the social sciences.  Thomson-Reuters identified him as one of the world's most creative scientific minds of 2014, 2015, 2016, and 2017. He is a member of the US National Academy of Medicine and received a Lifetime Achievement Award from the President's  Council on Fitness, Sports, and Nutrition. He is Past-President of the Society of Behavioral Medicine.

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