Integrated Health Keynote Speaker

Kelly Brownell, PhD

Leader in nutrition and public policy

Dean, Sanford School of Public Policy
Robert L. Flowers Professor of Public Policy
Professor of Psychology and Neuroscience
Duke University

Kelly Brownell, PhD, is Dean of the Sanford School of Public Policy at Duke University, where he is also Robert L. Flowers Professor of Public Policy and Professor of Psychology and Neuroscience. In 2006 Time magazine listed Kelly Brownell among “The World’s 100 Most Influential People” in its special Time 100 issue featuring those “.. whose power, talent or moral example is transforming the world.” Brownell was elected to membership in the National Academy of Medicine (formerly the Institute of Medicine) in 2006 and has received numerous awards and honors for his work, including the Lifetime Achievement Award from the American Psychological Association, Graduate Mentoring Award from Yale, the James McKeen Cattell Award from the New York Academy of Sciences, the Distinguished Alumni Award from Purdue University, the Lifetime Achievement Award from Rutgers University, and the Distinguished Scientific Award for the Applications of Psychology from the American Psychological Association. Prior to joining the faculty at Duke, Brownell was at Yale University where he was the James Rowland Angell Professor of Psychology, Professor of Epidemiology and Public Health, and Director of the Rudd Center for Food Policy and Obesity. While at Yale he served as Chair of the Department of Psychology and as Master of Silliman College. Dr. Brownell has published 15 books and more than 350 scientific articles and chapters. He has served as President of several national organizations, including the Society of Behavioral Medicine, Association for the Advancement of Behavior Therapy, and the Division of Health Psychology of the American Psychological Association. Dr. Brownell has advised the White House, members of congress, governors, world health and nutrition organizations, and media leaders on issues of nutrition, obesity, and public policy. He was cited as a “moral entrepreneur” with special influence on public discourse in a history of the obesity field and was cited by Time magazine as a leading “warrior” in the area of nutrition and public policy.


Presidential Address

Christine C. Bauer, MSN, RN, CBN

Integrated Health Executive Council President

Christine Bauer is the Clinical Director of University of Maryland Harford Memorial Hospital Bariatric Surgery Program. She is a 1974 graduate of Catholic University of America, receiving a Bachelor of Science Degree in Nursing. In 1997 she received a Master’s Degree in Nursing as a Clinical Nurse Specialist in Health Promotion and Illness Prevention. In 2014 she received the Nurse Leadership Award for University of Maryland Upper Chesapeake Health.

Active in professional associations, she has been a member of the American Society for Metabolic and Bariatric Surgery since 2001. She currently serves as the Society’s Integrated Health President and is an active member of the committee for RN Certification in Bariatric Nursing. Chris has lectured regionally and been published in the Journal of Wound Ostomy Nursing.

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