Please join us for our next event in the Fall 2018 InCHIP Lecture Series!
“Robert Wood Johnson Foundation’s Journey to Achieve Health Equity”
Dwayne C. Proctor, PhD
Thursday, September 27, 2018
12:30 – 1:30pm
Dwayne Proctor, Ph.D. is senior adviser to the president of the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation. Dr. Proctor came to RWJF in 2002 as a senior communications and program officer. His early work at RWJF focused on preventing adolescent and child health risks stemming from drinking, drugging, injuries and pregnancy. In 2006, Proctor was promoted to lead the Foundation’s highest priority–reversing the childhood obesity epidemic by 2015. In that capacity he leveraged resources by forging strong relationships with funders, government agencies, corporations and other key stakeholders. As senior adviser, Proctor builds new strategic relationships for RWJF and tracks the nation and the Foundation’s progress in achieving health equity. Prior to joining the Foundation, Proctor was assistant professor at the University of Connecticut School of Medicine teaching health communications and health marketing. As a Fulbright Fellow in Senegal, West Africa, Proctor employed marketing, social science and epidemiological approaches to assess the effectiveness of HIV/AIDS public service announcements in raising awareness of AIDS as a national health problem. Dr. Proctor is the Chairman of the Board of Trustees of the NAACP Foundation and an Ad Council advisor. He received his doctoral, master’s and bachelor’s degrees in marketing and communication science from the University of Connecticut.
- UConn Alcohol Research Center
- UConn Allied Health Sciences
- UConn Center for Environmental Health and Health Promotion
- UConn Department of Communication
- UConn Department of Human Development and Family Studies
- UConn NEAG School of Education
- UConn Office of Global Affairs
- UConn School of Medicine
- UConn School of Nursing
About the InCHIP Lecture Series
The InCHIP Lecture Series provides an invaluable forum for researchers – at InCHIP, throughout the UConn community and beyond – to learn about new work in development by leading figures in health behavior change. The InCHIP Lecture Series also provides a venue for researchers to share late-breaking findings and identify emerging trends in health behavior research. For the current semester schedule, visit the InCHIP 2018-2019 Lecture Page.