Catherine Christie, PhD, RD, LD/N
University of North Florida
Dr. Catherine Christie is Associate Dean, Professor, and Graduate Nutrition Program Director in the Brooks College of Health at the University of North Florida. A Registered Dietitian, Fellow of the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics and Fellow of the Preventative Cardiovascular Nurses Association, Dr. Christie earned her degrees from Florida State University including a Ph.D. and M.S. in Food and Nutrition. Before coming to UNF in 2011, she was a clinical endocrine dietitian, private practice nutrition business owner and practitioner, and served as Vice President of Continuing Education for a continuing education provider for health professionals, writing and delivering six hour continuing education courses on various aspects of nutrition to health professionals. Since coming to UNF, she served as the Master’s Dietetic Internship Director, Nutrition Program Director, Chair of the Department of Nutrition and Dietetics, and now Associate Dean of the Brooks College of Health. Her research has focused on overweight and obesity prevention and treatment, nutrition in chronic disease prevention and treatment, and inter-professional collaboration in education and health care.
Dr. Christie is a Past President of the Florida Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics and currently serves on the Board of Directors of the national Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics, the world’s largest organization of food and nutrition professionals. She served for nine years with six years as Chairman of the Dietetics and Nutrition Council which regulates the nutrition profession in the state of Florida. Dr. Christie is co-author of four books including The Latino Food Lover’s Glossary, Fat is Not Your Fate, Eat to Stay Young and I’d Kill for a Cookie, multiple book chapters and peer reviewed journal articles. She is also Editor of the Manual of Medical Nutrition Therapy which is updated and published by the Florida Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics yearly. Dr. Christie has been active in service to community based programs and agencies, currently serving on the Board of the American Heart Association Jacksonville Affiliate and as Treasurer of the North Florida Area Health Education Centers. She is the recipient of numerous awards including Florida’s Distinguished Dietitian, Florida Dietetic Association Outstanding Service Award, the American Dietetic Association Outstanding Dietetic Educator Award, Florida Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics President’s Mentor Award and the Academy of Nutrition and the Dietetics Excellence in Practice Award for Education in Nutrition and Dietetics.
William L Haskell, PhD
Palo Alto, CA
Dr. Haskell is Professor of Medicine (active emeritus) in the Stanford Prevention Research Center and the Division of Cardiovascular Medicine at Stanford University School of Medicine. His doctoral training was in exercise physiology with postdoctoral training in chronic disease epidemiology. He has been a member of the Stanford Medical School faculty for the past 40 years with primary interests in applied and clinical research in preventive cardiology, cardiac rehabilitation, the role physical activity in chronic disease prevention and successful aging. He has been a principal investigator on numerous single and multi-center clinical trials investigating chronic disease prevention or management. Of particular interest has been the role of habitual physical activity and related health behaviors in metabolic and hemodynamic factors contributing to the development of atherothrombotic vascular disease and diabetes mellitus.
Current research involves collaborations with engineers at MIT and Northeastern University in the development of wireless sensors and common mobile phones for the continuous monitoring of health behaviors and environmental exposures in free-living populations. He has served on numerous national and international panels responsible for developing guidelines for physical activity and public health, preventive cardiology and cardiac rehabilitation. He was chair of the Physical Activity Guidelines Advisory Committee for the US Department of Health and Human Services. This Committee documented the scientific basis for the 2008 Physical Activity Guidelines for Americans. During 2008-2010 he was a scientific advisor to the World Health Organization for the development of WHO Global Recommendations on Physical Activity for Health (2010) and to the United Kingdom Health Ministries for the development of United Kingdom Physical Activity and Sedentary Behavior Guidelines (2011). Recently he was Chair of the International Review Panel for the Evaluation of Exercise and Sports Sciences in the Nordic Countries and co-chair of the expert panel on physical activity and physical fitness for development of the PhenX toolkit for the NIH sponsored Genes and Exposures Initiative (GEI).