Jim Sallis, PhD

James F. Sallis, PhD is Distinguished Professor Emeritus in the Herbert Wertheim School of Public Health at University of California San Diego and Professorial Fellow at Australian Catholic University, Melbourne. He was trained in psychology and behavioral epidemiology. His health improvement programs have been studied and used in health care settings, schools, universities, and companies. His current research interests are promoting physical activity and understanding policy and environmental influences on physical activity, nutrition, and obesity. This research has been conducted across all age groups in the US and in two age groups internationally. 

Dr. Sallis has authored over 750 scientific publications and is one of the world’s most-cited authors. He is currently focusing on getting research used to create healthier cities. Dr. Sallis is Past-President of Society of Behavioral Medicine, member of the US National Academy of Medicine, and has won numerous national and international award.