Kelly Brownell is dean of the Sanford School of Public Policy, an appointment he began in July 2013.
Brownell, a professor of public policy, also serves on the board of directors of the Duke Global Health Institute.
Brownell has advised the White House, members of Congress, governors, world health and nutrition organizations, and media leaders on issues of nutrition, obesity and public health policy. In 2006 Time magazine listed Brownell among "The World’s 100 Most Influential People."
Brownell has published 15 books and more than 350 scientific articles and chapters. He has served as president of several national organizations, including the Society of Behavioral Medicine.
His awards include the Lifetime Achievement Award from the American Psychological Association.
Brownell came to Duke from Yale University, where he was the James Rowland Angell Professor of Psychology, professor of epidemiology and public health and founding director of the Rudd Center for Food Policy & Obesity.