Sanford School of Public Policy, Duke University
Dr. Brownell is Dean of the Sanford School of Public Policy at Duke University, where he is also Robert L. Flowers Professor of Public Policy, Professor of Psychology and Neuroscience, and Director of the World Food Policy Center.</p
Dr. Brownell earned his PhD and MS from Rutgers University.
Prior to joining the Duke faculty, he was at Yale University, where he was the Director of the Rudd Center for Food Policy and Obesity, James Rowland Angell Professor of Psychology, and Professor of Epidemiology and Public Health. In 2006, Time magazine recognized Dr. Brownell among “The World’s 100 Most Influential People.” He was elected to membership in the National Academy of Medicine in 2006 and has received numerous awards for his work, including the Lifetime Achievement Award from 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.