NATIONAL ADVISORY COMMITTEE, INTERDISCIPLINARY RESEARCH LEADERS
HEALTH PSYCHOLOGIST AND PROFESSOR OF PEDIATRICS, SEATTLE CHILDREN’S HOSPITAL AND UNIVERSITY OF WASHINGTON SCHOOL OF MEDICINE
Brian Saelens is a Health Psychologist and Professor of Pediatrics and Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences at Seattle Children’s Hospital and the University of Washington School of Medicine. He conducts research in environmental influences on physical activity and eating behaviors and on the psychosocial factors that influence individual choice for weight-related behaviors, which includes examining how the neighborhood environment impacts weight status, physical activity and dietary behaviors across the lifespan. Dr. Saelens holds a Bachelor of Arts from Cornell University and Doctorate in Clinical/Health Psychology from State University of New York at Buffalo.