Shiriki Kumanyika

Shiriki Kumanyika, PhD, MPH, (USA) is Professor Emerita of Epidemiology, University of Pennsylvania Perelman School of Medicine, and Research Professor of Community Health & Prevention, Drexel University Dornsife School of Public Health. Professor Kumanyika’s research and policy activities focus on obesity and related health consequences and health inequities.  She leads the African American Collaborative Obesity Research Network, which seeks to improve nutrition, physical activity, and weight control to advance the health of black communities.  She also co-chairs the World Obesity Federation’s Policy & Prevention Section and is an advisor to the World Health Organization and the World Cancer Research Fund.