Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine
Faculty Profiles
Adam B Becker, PhD, MPH

Adam B Becker, PhD, MPH

Associate Professor of Pediatrics (Smith Child Health Research) and Preventive Medicine

Focus of Work

Bio

Dr. Becker has extensive training and experience in the practice of Community-Based Participatory Research (CBPR) and has written a number of book chapters and articles on this approach to examining and addressing public health problems. Some of the issues to which Dr. Becker has applied this methodology include: the impact of stressful community conditions on the health of women raising children, youth violence prevention, and the impact of the social and physical environment on physical acti...[Read full text]Dr. Becker has extensive training and experience in the practice of Community-Based Participatory Research (CBPR) and has written a number of book chapters and articles on this approach to examining and addressing public health problems. Some of the issues to which Dr. Becker has applied this methodology include: the impact of stressful community conditions on the health of women raising children, youth violence prevention, and the impact of the social and physical environment on physical activity. In his role as executive director of the Consortium to Lower Obesity in Chicago Children, he is currently exploring the role that public and institutional policy has on childhood nutrition, phsyical activity, and obesity - with a focus on early child care and education settings.[Shorten text]

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Education and Certification

  • MPH: University of Michigan, Public Health (1994)
  • PhD: University of Michigan, Public Health (1999)

Contact

Administrative office: 312-227-7100

680 N Lake Shore Drive, Suite 1600
Chicago IL 60611