Congratulations to our Center Director, Dr. Haire-Joshu, who was among four Washington University faculty members to receive the Distinguished Faculty Award at the University’s annual Founder’s Day celebration.
The Distinguished Faculty Awards recognize outstanding commitment to the intellectual and personal development of students. Awardees also demonstrate distinguished service to the Washington University community while epitomizing a strong reputation for scholarship.
During Dr. Haire-Joshu’s years at Washington University, she has served as the Brown School’s associate dean for research from 2009 to 2016. As the university’s inaugural Joyce Wood Professor, she has imparted knowledge on diverse topics and policies pertaining to diabetes and obesity prevention to students studying public health in the Brown School and future medical doctors on the medical campus. Haire-Joshu has also contributed her leadership and research expertise to the university through her work directing the Center for Obesity Prevention and Policy Research and the Center for Diabetes Translation Research.
Haire-Joshu’s influential scholarship has led to new interventions to prevent excessive weight gain among pregnant and postpartum women and has translated diabetes-prevention approaches to manage weight among young women, reducing risk of early chronic disease. She also has worked extensively to develop, test, and evaluate nutrition and physical-activity policies at both the state and federal level.
This post is an excerpt from the 2018 Founder’s Day Honorees Page