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James F. Sallis

James F. Sallis PhD

Director, Distinguished Professor Emeritus | La Jolla, California    United States of America
Family Medicine, Public Health
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Biography :

James F. Sallis, Ph.D. is a Distinguished Professor Emeritus in the Department of Family Medicine and Public Health at the University of California, San Diego, and a Professorial Fellow at Australian Catholic University in Melbourne. He has a doctorate in clinical psychology from Memphis State University (now the University of Memphis) and completed a post-doctoral fellowship at Stanford University School of Medicine. He has been named a Fellow in four scientific organizations. His primary research interests are promoting physical activity and providing evidence to guide policy and environmental strategies to improve physical activity, sedentary behavior, nutrition, and obesity.

His health improvement programs have been studied and used in health care settings, schools, universities, and companies. He is an author of over 600 scientific publications, on the editorial boards of several journals, and one of the world’s most-cited authors in the social sciences. Thomson-Reuters identified him as one of the world’s most creative scientific minds of 2014, 2015, 2016. He is a member of the US National Academy of Medicine and received a Lifetime Achievement Award from the President’s Council on Fitness, Sports, and Nutrition. He is Past-President of the Society of Behavioral Medicine.

Professor Sallis is the author of over 750 scientific publications, on the editorial boards of several journals, and one of the world’s most cited scientific authors. Thomson-Reuters identified him as one of the world’s most creative scientific minds of 2014, 2015, and 2016. He has received a Lifetime Achievement Award from the US President’s Council on Fitness, Sports, and Nutrition. He has received awards for scientific achievement from the International Society of Behavioral Nutrition and Physical Activity, American College of Sports Medicine, Society of Health Psychology, and Society of Behavioral Medicine. He is an elected member of the US National Academy of Medicine. He is Past-President of the Society of Behavioral Medicine.

Professor Sallis collaborates with Professor Ester Cerin and researchers in the Behaviour, Environment, and Cognition Program to advance knowledge in the role of built environments in preserving cognitive function in older adults, as well as exploring mechanisms for the expected effects. He also mentors and provides career guidance to MMIHR’s Ph.D. students and early career researchers.

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Specialties

Family Medicine, Public Health

Interested Topics

Family Medicine, Public Health, Psychology, Critical Care, Emergency Medicine, Clinical Research, Behavioral Medicine, Fitness, Sports, Nutrition, Behavioral Nutrition, Obesity

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MOC / CME / CE Requirements
Connecticut Medical Examining Board

Connecticut Medical Examining Board accepts the credit courses that are accredited by ACCME and awards AMA PRA Category 1 Credit.

MD/DO Requirement:

CME Credits Required : 50.00 | Licensing Cycle AMA PRA : 2 Years | Category Credits : 0.00

A minimum of 50 contact hours of qualifying continuing medical education every 2 years commencing on the first date of license renewal;1 contact hour means a minimum of 50 minutes of the continuing education activity once every 6 years.1 CME hour in each of the following topics:

(A) Infectious diseases, including, but not limited to, acquired immune deficiency syndrome and human immunodeficiency virus,
(B) risk management,
(C) sexual assault,
(D) domestic violence,
(E) cultural competency,
(F) behavioral health.

Beginning January 1, 2020, such behavioral health CME must include at least 2 contact hours on diagnosing and treating (i) cognitive conditions, including, but not limited to, Alzheimer’s disease, dementia, delirium, related cognitive impairments, and geriatric depression, or (ii) mental health conditions, including, but not limited to, those common to veterans and family members of veterans such as post-traumatic stress, risk of suicide, depression, and grief. OCC/MOC not accepted as a substitute. The commissioner may grant a waiver for not more than 10 contact hours of CME for physicians who:

(1) engage in activities related to the physician’s service as a member of the Connecticut Medical Examining Board,
(2) engage in activities related to the physician’s service as a member of a medical healing panel, or
(3) assist the state Department of Public Health with its duties to board and commissions (described in Ch. 368a. Sec. 10a-14).