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University of Pennsylvania
School of Nursing and Perelman School of Medicine, Department of Biostatistics and Epidemiology
801 Blockley Hall
423 Guardian Drive

Phone: 215-898-0613
Fax: 215-573-5315
Email: kglanz@upenn.edu
Research Area(s): Chronic Disease Management Medication Adherence Obesity & Food Choice Physical Activity

Karen Glanz, PhD, MPH

George A. Weiss University Professor
Professor of Nursing, University of Pennsylvania School of Nursing
Professor of Epidemiology, Perelman School of Medicine


Dr. Glanz has received research funding of over $45 million over the past 20 years for studies that focus on cancer prevention and control, theories of health behavior, obesity and the built environment, social and health policy, and new health communication technologies. Dr. Glanz and her team are currently conducting research on skin cancer prevention, nutrition and chronic disease prevention, and colorectal cancer screening. Dr. Glanz is committed to conducting scientific research with promising short-and long-term application to improved community health, health care, and public health services. Her scholarly contributions consist of more than 500 journal articles and book chapters. Dr. Glanz is senior editor of Health Behavior: Theory, Research and Practice, a widely used text recently published in its fifth edition. She is a member of the editorial board of the American Journal of Preventive Medicine.