Karen Glanz is Charles Howard Candler Professor of behavioral sciences and health education and epidemiology, the Georgia Cancer Coalition Distinguished Research Scholar, and the Director of the Emory Prevention Research Center at the Rollins School of Public Health (RSPH) at Emory University. Dr. Glanz’s current research emphasizes understanding and improving healthy environments and behavior, especially related to nutrition and obesity, skin cancer prevention, cancer screening, and tobacco control. She has been continuously funded for the past 15 years with more than $25 million in grants as Principal Investigator. Glanz’s scholarly contributions consist of more than 270 journal articles and book chapters. She is the Senior Editor of Health Behavior and Health Education: Theory, Research, and Practice (Jossey-Bass Inc.), a widely used text now in its fourth edition (2008). Dr. Glanz was the 2007 recipient of the Elizabeth Fries Health Education Award from the James and Sarah Fries Foundation and is a Fellow of the Society for Behavioral Medicine. She is currently a Member of the federally appointed Task Force on Community Preventive Services and was recognized in 2006 as a Highly Cited Author by isihighlycited.com, in the top 0.5% of authors in her field over a 20-year period.
Biography Updated on 8 September 2009