Dr. Kelly Brownell - 2012 American Psychological Association Award Winner
Dr. Kelly Brownell (Rutgers Ph.D., 1977), has won the 2012 American Psychological Association Award for Outstanding Lifetime Contributions to Psychology. He was also awarded the 2012 APA Award for Distinguished Scientific Applications to Psychology.
Dr. Brownell is a Professor of Psychology and a Professor of Epidemiology and Public Health at Yale University. He is the Co-Founder and Director of the Yale Rudd Center for Food Policy and Obesity which is a non-profit research and public policy organization devoted to improving the world’s diet, preventing obesity, and reducing weight stigma by combining science with public policy in unique ways. This multidisciplinary center brings together experts from nutrition, psychology, law, economics, business and more to forge new initiatives that will produce real change.
At Rutgers University Dr. Brownell was a doctoral student of Terry Wilson - the Oscar K Buros Professor of Psychology at GSAPP and Director of the Eating Disorders Clinic. Click here to read about some other students of Terry Wilson’s.