Dr. Steven Kelder, PhD.

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Dr. Steven Kelder, Professor and Co-Director, Michael and Susan Dell Center for Healthy Living

Dr. Steven H. Kelder is a professor at the University of Texas-Austin School of Public Health. He has over 20 years’ experience in design and evaluation of child and adolescent research, with an emphasis on interventions designed for promotion of physical activity and healthy eating, obesity prevention and substance use prevention. He teaches graduate courses in Obesity and Public Health, Community Nutrition, Introduction to Epidemiology, Social and Behavioral Aspects to Behavior Change, Epidemiology of Child and Adolescent Health, and Epidemiology Proposal Development. Dr. Kelder also leads CATCH (Coordinated Approach to Child Health), a research-based program that guides elementary schools, families and children in the process of being healthy, reaching over a million Texas children. He has published over 90 articles in the professional scientific literature and has authored 9 textbook chapters. He earned a PhD in Behavioral Epidemiology and an MPH in Community Health Education from the University of Minnesota at Minneapolis, and holds a B.A. in Marketing/Economics from Northern Illinois University.