Ruopeng An, PhD, MS

Approved Consultant (Mentoring Committee)
Washington University in St. Louis, Brown School

Ruopeng An is an Assistant Professor at the Brown School, Washington University in St. Louis. He conducts research to assess environmental influences and population-level interventions on weight related
behaviors and outcomes throughout the life course. In particular, his work assesses socioeconomic determinants and policies that impact individuals’ dietary behavior, physical activity, sedentary lifestyle, and adiposity in children, adults of all ages, and people with disability. The goal of his research has been to develop a well-rounded knowledge base and policy recommendations
under the social-ecological framework that can inform decision making and social resource allocation in combating the obesity epidemic.

Dr. An is a well-published author and presenter. He has numerous publications in journals such as American Journal of Preventive Medicine, Preventive Medicine, Social Science & Medicine, Pediatric Obesity, Obesity Reviews, Nutrition Reviews, International Journal of Obesity, American Journal of Clinical Nutrition, Journal of Gerontology: Social Sciences, Gerontologist, CA: A Cancer Journal for Clinicians, and Preventing Chronic Disease. His research has been featured in media such as Time, New York Times, Los Angeles Times, ABC, NBC, CBS, NPR, CNN, Reuters, Fox, Forbes, Atlantic, USA Today, Washington Post, Boston Globe, and Chicago Tribune. In 2015, he received the Judy K. Black Early Career Research Award from the American Academy of Health Behavior. In 2018, he was elected as Fellow of the American College of Epidemiology.