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9/1/2009
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James Sallis   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 and nutrition.  He is the author of over 375 scientific publications, on the editorial boards of several journals, and was identified as one of the world’s most cited authors in the social sciences.  He served on the editorial committee for the 1996 U.S. Surgeon General's Report, Physical Activity and Health.  Dr. Sallis is co-author (with Neville Owen) of Physical Activity and Behavioral Medicine (Sage, 1999).  In 2004, Time Magazine identified him as an “obesity warrior”.
   
Jacqueline Kerr   Jacqueline Kerr, Ph.D. is an Adjunct Professor in Psychology and Public Health at San Diego State University. Dr Kerr is interested in creating walkable communities for vulnerable populations such as children and older adults. Her research focuses on the health benefits of physical activity, such as reduced depression and increased cognitive functioning. She has worked with researchers around the US to develop tools to assess environments that support physical activity for children and older adults.
   
Brian Saelens   Brian E. Saelens, Ph.D. is a health psychologist and Associate Professor of Pediatrics and Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences at Seattle’s Children’s Hospital and Regional Medical Center and the University of Washington. Dr. Saelens conducts research in environmental influences on physical activity and eating and on the psychosocial factors that influence individual choice for weight-related behaviors. He is also interested in evaluating and improving behavioral treatment for pediatric overweight. His work has been supported by grant funding from the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation, USDA, and the National Institutes of Health.
   
   

Terry L. Conway, Ph.D. is a Research Professor in the Graduate School of Public Health and Lecturer in the Psychology Department at San Diego State University. She has substantial research experience with various health behaviors including tobacco use (prevention, cessation, secondhand exposure), physical activity, and dietary practices and has authored or coauthored over 60 publications.

   
  Lawrence D. Frank, Ph.D, AICP, ASLA
     
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    Kelli Cain is the Project Manager for the Teen Environment and Neighborhood Study. She received her M.A. in Psychology from San Diego State University and her B.A. in Psychology from the University of Arizona. She is originally from Tuscon and moved to San Diego for graduate school. She has been with the SDSU research team since 2001.
   
    Carrie Geremia is the Program Specialist for the Teen Environment and Neighborhood Study.  She is originally from the San Francisco Bay Area, and she received a B.A. degree from the University of California, San Diego.  She has been working with Dr. Sallis and the SDSU research team since 2002.  Carrie also built and maintains this website.
   
    Trina Colburn is a Project Coordinator for the Teen Environment and Neighborhood Study at Seattle Children's Hospital Research Institute. She has resided in the Northwest all of her life. She received her Ph.D. in Clinical Psychology from Seattle Pacific University and her B.A. in Psychology from the University of Washington. She has been working with Dr. Saelens since early 2007. She loves music, movies and spending time outdoors.
   
    Edith Marquez is a Research Assistant for the Teen Environment and Neighborhood Study. She is currently an undergrad at San Diego State University, majoring in Social Work. During her free time, she enjoys traveling and spending time with her family.
   
    Karla Nunez is a Research Assistant for the Teen Environment and Neighborhood Study. She is currently pursuing her Bachelor's degree in Public Health at San Diego State University. Her hobbies include surfing and dancing, and she loves traveling and learning about different cultures.
   
    Josette Severyn is a Research Assistant for the Teen Environment and Neighborhood Study. She received her BA in Sociology and Psychology from the University of Connecticut, where she was also a NCAA Division 1 athlete. In her free time she enjoys going to the movies, reading, playing sports, hiking, camping, and ocean kayaking.
   
    Pia Kahn is a Research Assistant for the Teen Environment and Neighborhood Study. She received her BA in Philosophy from the University of California at Berkeley, and has worked in government and the private sector as a researcher. She is a classically trained vocalist and enjoys singing, independent/foreign cinema and Asian cuisine.
   
    Lisa Eckl is the measurement assistant for the Teen Environment and Neighborhood study.  She recently graduated with her MPH with a concentration in Health Promotion from SDSU.  Her interest in public health started when she was a Peace Corps volunteer in East Timor where she worked in a local clinic.  In her free time Lisa enjoys reading, gardening and spending time at the beach. 
   
    Willow Battista is a Clinical Nutrition Research Assistant for the Teen Environment and Neighborhood Study at Seattle Children's Hospital Research Institute. She is a graduate of the University of Washington where she received a Bachelor’s of Science in Psychology. She enjoys going to the movies, the beach, and playing with kittens in warm sunny spots on the carpet.
   
    Carrie Garrett is a Clinical Nutrition Research Assistant for the Teen Environment and Neighborhood Study at Seattle Children’s Hospital Research Institute.  She received her B.A. in Communication at the University of Washington and will be starting her Master’s in Nutrition this year.  She enjoys spending time outdoors, running, and biking.  She spends a lot of her free time cooking in the kitchen, where she is currently perfecting a “healthier” chocolate chip cookie.

 

 
   
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