Leading experts in health management work together to advance knowledge and research around health improvement through our Science Advisory Board. This elite panel offers guidance on our science and research agenda, and supports our efforts to advance industry knowledge relating to health behavior change among employer-based health management programs.
Robert Karch, Ed.D.
Karch has been a member of the American University faculty since 1969. He is a full professor in the school of Education, Teaching and Health. He is also the founder and director of both the Master of Science program in health promotion management and the University’s National Center for Health Fitness.
R. Craig Lefebvre, Ph.D.
Lefebvre is the chief maven at socialShift, the social|design, marketing and media consultancy. He also holds appointments as a research professor at the George Washington University School of Public Health and Health Services, University of Maryland School of Public Health and the University of South Florida College of Public Health. His research focuses on applying design thinking, social media and mobile technologies in social marketing and public health programs.
Wendy Lynch, Ph.D.
Lynch has been making the connection between human and business performance for the past 25 years. Her career has included roles at the faculty of Colorado Health Sciences Center, senior scientist at Health Decisions International, and principal consultant at Mercer Human Resource Consulting. She currently runs her own consulting firm and serves as senior scientist at an education and research foundation called the Health as Human Capital Foundation.
Debra Lerner, Ph.D.
Lerner is a senior research scientist within the Health Institute for Clinical Research and Health Policy Studies of the Tufts Medical Center and the director of its program on health, work and productivity. She is a professor of medicine at the Tufts University School of Medicine and the Sackler School of Biomedical Sciences. Lerner is a national leader in research concerning the impact of chronic health problems in the workplace.
Janet Schwartz, Ph.D.
Schwartz is an assistant professor of marketing at Tulane University. Prior to Tulane, she held a research faculty position at Princeton University’s Woodrow Wilson School of Public Affairs and worked as a post-doctoral fellow with behavioral economist and psychologist Dan Ariely at Duke University’s Fuqua School of Business. Her research focuses on health care delivery as a consumer experience and how marketplace environments can be designed to facilitate better health outcomes.