Ross Brownson, PhD

Primary Academic Title

Bernard Becker Professor of Public Health, George Warren Brown School of Social Work, Washington University

Research Interest

Etiologic factors responsible for the occurrence of lung cancer among nonsmokers; methods of effective intervention to promote physical activity and to control tobacco at the community level; assessment of the role of environmental and policy interventions to prevent cancer; methods of assessment and intervention for behavioral risk factors among high-risk populations (e.g. those of low income, racial/ethnic minorities).


  • 1985: PhD, environmental health/epidemiology, Colorado State University, Fort Collins
  • 1999: MPH, quantitative methods, Harvard School of Public Health, Boston

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