James Krieger, MD MPH
  • Clinical Professor of Health Services and Medicine
  • University of Washington
  • Seattle, WA USA

Biography

Jim Krieger, MD, MPH is founding Executive Director of Healthy Food America (HFA) and Clinical Professor at University of Washington Schools of Medicine and Public Health. He previously worked for 25 years at Public Health – Seattle & King County as Chief of Chronic Disease Prevention and as Attending Physician at Harborview Medical Center/University of Washington. He is a nationally recognized expert in developing policy, systems and environment change methods to prevent obesity and chronic diseases. His work has led to improvements in school nutrition and physical activity, implementation of the nation’s second menu labeling regulation, adoption of sugary drink taxes, and increased access to healthy foods for low income people.