Debra Haire-Joshu

Joyce Wood Professor, Brown School

Debra Haire-Joshu

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Biography

Haire-Joshu is an internationally renowned scholar of health behavior who develops population-wide interventions to reduce obesity and prevent diabetes, particularly among underserved women and children.

Haire-Joshu holds a joint appointment in the Washington University School of Medicine, and directs both the Center for Obesity Prevention and Policy Research (COPPR) and the Washington University Center for Diabetes Translation Research (WU-CDTR).  COPPR aims to discover and integrate new science into policies designed to prevent obesity. The WU-CDTR, funded by the National Institute of Diabetes and Digestive and Kidney Diseases, is working to eliminate the root causes of obesity and disparities in Type 2 diabetes within diverse populations and serves as a resource to academic and national organizations to support underrepresented groups and disciplines conducting translation research.