APHA honors Ross Brownson

Ross C. Brownson headshot

Institute for Public Health scholar and Brown School Bernard Becker Professor Ross Brownson, PhD, received the 2016 American Public Health Association (APHA) Award for Excellence at the organization’s annual meeting earlier this month “for his work as a scholar, leader and public health practitioner.” Brownson, also co-director of the Prevention Research Center, studies chronic disease and innovation dissemination and evaluates the impact of environmental and policy change on physical activity and obesity. His interests include evaluation of environmental and policy change, chronic disease intervention, dissemination research, and training in evidence based public health. He’s currently working on a project looking at enhancing evidence-based diabetes control among local health departments; this project both spreads the word of evidence based practices and facilitates their integration into practice. He is regarded as one of the great intellectual, educational, and practice leaders in the field of evidence-based public health.

“Ross is not only a shining star in the field of Dissemination and Implementation research, he is also a generous mentor, thoughtful teacher, and upbeat colleague,” said Matthew Brown, manager of the Institute’s Center for Dissemination and Implementation. “Washington University is lucky to benefit from his dedication, passion, and attention to rigor.”

The Institute congratulates Dr. Brownson on this honor.