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Faculty & Staff Honors

Faculty & Staff Honors

Washington Professor Named a Public Health Hero

Dr. James Krieger, clinical professor of health services at the University of Washington School of Public Health, has been named an “Unsung Hero of Public Health” by the Campaign for Public Health Foundation. Specifically, he won its 2013 “Rock in the Pond Award”, which recognizes an individual for outstanding work on a community or state effort that produced significant positive public health outcomes. Dr. Krieger heads the Chronic Disease and Injury Prevention Section at Public Health – Seattle and King County in Washington State. His work focuses on interventions to reduce health disparities in obesity, diabetes, asthma, tobacco, and healthy eating.