Maximizing Impact: How Connections Across Food Systems Research Can Drive Change Agents

General Session

Food policy expert Kelly Brownell explores why health and obesity research doesn’t result in effective policy and why perfect research may not create systemic change. He also explains why it is imperative for the growing population and for the environment that healthy eating research is effectively implemented to create change. Brownell will review major tactics that harness the power of research to advocate for policies that would support healthier diets and impact chronic disease.



Kelly Brownell

Kelly D. Brownell

Kelly 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.