Adam Bernard Becker

  • 4144 Citations
1991 …2019

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Research Interests

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. He has applied this methodology to examine and address 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 social determinants of health play in children's nutrition and physical activity opportunities and behaviors.

In addition to Dr. Becker's role as executive director of CLOCC, he is currently applying a social determinants of health approach to asthma prevention in urban youth and is co-Principal Investigator on a CBPR relationship development seed grant to explore and address the intersections of housing, the environment, and health.

Education/Academic qualification

PhD, University of Michigan

… → 1999

MPH, University of Michigan

… → 1994

Research interests

  • Obesity
  • Public Health
  • Public Policy

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Research Output

  • 4144 Citations
  • 22 Article
  • 9 Chapter
  • 2 Comment/debate
  • 2 Review article

Assessing and Mobilizing Faith Organizations to Implement Childhood Obesity Prevention Advocacy Strategies

Bozlak, C. T., Kenady, J. M. & Becker, A. B., Sep 1 2018, In : Health Promotion Practice. 19, 5, p. 724-729 6 p.

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  • An intergovernmental approach to childhood obesity

    Bozlak, C., Becker, AB., Herd, J., Teitelman, A., Viola, J., Olson, B. & Choucair, B., Jan 2015, In : International Public Health Journal. 7, 1, p. 7-15 9 p.

    Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

    Environmental factors associated with child physical activity at childcare

    Kwon, S., Mason, M. & Becker, AB., Jul 2015, In : Health Behavior and Policy Review. 4, p. 260-267 8 p.

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    Society of Behavioral Medicine position statement: early care and education (ECE) policies can impact obesity prevention among preschool-aged children

    Buscemi, J., Kanwischer, K., Becker, A. B., Ward, D. S. & Fitzgibbon, M. L., Jan 1 2015, In : Translational behavioral medicine. 5, 1, p. 122-125 4 p.

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  • 23 Scopus citations
  • 16 Scopus citations