Biographies

PAUL M. CONNELL

Is Associate Professor of Marketing at Stony Brook University, State University of New York. He received his PhD from the University of Arizona (2008). He conducts research on consumer health and well-being. He focuses on non-conscious influences that help or hinder consumers’ efforts to lead healthy lives. For example, he has examined long-term effects of advertising to children (Connell, Brucks, & Nielsen, 2014; Connell, Nielsen, & Brucks, in progress), the effects of activating health goals on nutrition perceptions and eating behavior (Boland, Connell, & Vallen, 2013; Connell et al., 2014; Connell & Mayor, 2013), and the effects of self-regulation on eating behavior (Boland et al, 2013; Connell, Finkelstein, Scott, & Vallen, 2016; Trump, Connell, & Finkelstein, 2015). He has presented his research at the World Health Organization and the Heart and Stroke Foundation of Canada. He is currently a member of the Editorial Review Board of the Journal of Public Policy and Marketing.

STACEY R. FINKELSTEIN

is an Assistant Professor of Marketing at Zicklin College of Business, Baruch College, City University New York. She received her PhD and MBA from the University of Chicago, Booth School of Business (2011). Broadly speaking, she conducts research on consumer welfare. In one line of work, she focuses on processes related to self-regulation – how individuals prioritize short term goals (e.g., eating tasty food; wasting resources) and long-term goals (e.g., eating healthy; conserving resources). For instance, she has explored when healthy food labels make people hungry (Finkelstein & Fishbach, 2010), when negative feedback is motivating as a function of expertise (Finkelstein & Fishbach, 2012), and how relationship depth impacts the provision of negative feedback (Finkelstein, Fishbach, & Tu, under review). She has also explored how risk attitudes impact medical appointment scheduling behavior (Liu et al., under review; Finkelstein et al., under review) and the impact of choice architecture on consumer’s savings, organ donation, eating, and shopping decisions (McKenzie, Liersch, & Finkelstein, 2006; Cravener et al., 2015; Newman, Finkelstein, & Cho, in progress). She is currently on the Editorial Review Board of the Journal of Consumer Research and the Journal of Public Policy and Marketing.

 

BETH VALLEN

is Associate Professor of Marketing at the Villanova School of Business. She received her Ph.D. from Baruch College of the City University of New York. Beth’s research explores issues related to consumer health, focusing more specifically on choices made in the presence of various marketing and policy-related stimuli—such as nutrition labels, food menus, and food naming conventions. Her research has been published in journals including the Journal of Consumer Research, the Journal of Business Research, and Appetite. Beth was the recipient of the 2013 Marketing and Society Emerging Scholar award from the AMA Marketing and Society SIG, and she currently serves on the editorial review board for the Journal of Public Policy and Marketing.

PARTICIPANTS

Kristen A. Feemster

University of Pennsylvania

Kristen A. Feemster, MD, MPH, MSPHR, is an attending physician in the Division of Infectious Diseases at The Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia, a core faculty member of the Center for Pediatric Clinical Effectiveness at CHOP, and an assistant professor of Pediatrics at the Perelman School of Medicine at the University of Pennsylvania. As faculty for the Global Health program at CHOP, she works with projects in both Botswana and the Dominican Republic as a researcher and mentor.

Dr. Feemster completed her undergraduate work at Yale University and received her MD and an MPH in Population and Family Health from Columbia University Schools of Medicine and Public Health in New York City. She completed pediatric residency at CHOP then pursued a dual fellowship training program in health services research and pediatric infectious diseases. She was a fellow in the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation (RWJF) Clinical Scholars Program at Penn, completing a Master of Science degree in Health Policy Research then returned to CHOP for pediatric infectious diseases training. She joined the faculty in her current position in 2010. During this time she has studied and worked in Brazil and Mali. Dr. Feemster’s research interests include immunization delivery, domestic and international vaccine policy and infectious diseases surveillance. She is especially interested in understanding the role of community and household characteristics in infectious disease transmission to inform the development of effective policies related to the prevention of pediatric infectious diseases. Ongoing work includes vaccine acceptance among parents and immunization providers in Botswana and the Dominican Republic, neighborhood factors associated with the incidence of pneumococcal infection and influenza and healthcare associated respiratory infection in the pediatric ambulatory setting. She has collaborated with the Philadelphia Department of Health and the Centers for Diseases Control and Prevention. In addition to her research, Dr. Feemster is a senior fellow in the Leonard Davis Institute of Health Economics (UPenn), a member of the Center for Pediatric Clinical Effectiveness and PolicyLab (CHOP) and a research director for the Vaccine Education Center (CHOP). She also serves on the Advisory Commission for Childhood Vaccines that advises the National Vaccine Injury Compensation Program.

Gary Sherman

Stony Brook University.

Gary Sherman is Assistant Professor of Management at Stony Brook University. He obtained his PhD in Social Psychology from the University of Virginia. His research interests range from social hierarchy and its role in the inner workings of groups and organizations to ethics, including how to teach ethics, as well as the organizational and social conditions that encourage ethical behavior. His work has appeared in academic journals such as the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences, Psychological Science, and the Journal of Personality and Social Psychology. Before joining Stony Brook, Sherman was a postdoctoral fellow at the Harvard Initiative for Learning and Teaching and at the Center for Public Leadership at Harvard Kennedy School