Shiriki Kumanyika, PhD, MPH has an interdisciplinary background and holds advanced degrees in social work, nutrition, and public health. She is a Research Professor in the Department of Community Health & Prevention at the Drexel University Dornsife School of Public Health and retains an appointment as Emeritus Professor of Epidemiology at the University of Pennsylvania after her 15-year tenure there. Dr. Kumanyika’s research focuses on identifying effective strategies to reduce nutrition-related chronic disease risks, with a particular focus on achieving health equity for black Americans. Over more than three decades, she has led or collaborated on research related to obesity, sodium intake, and other aspects of diet and lifestyle. Several of these studies have evaluated interventions to promote healthy eating and physical activity in African American children or adults in clinical or community-based settings. Her recent research has focused on the effects of targeted marketing of unhealthy foods and beverages, including food price influences, on household food availability in Black communities. Dr. Kumanyika founded and chairs the Council on Black Health (the new identity of the African American Collaborative Obesity Research Network (AACORN)). The Council’s mission is to develop and promote solutions that achieve healthy Black communities. She is a past president of the American Public Health Association, a member of the National Academies Roundtable on Obesity Solutions, and has served on numerous advisory or expert panels related to obesity policy and prevention nationally and internationally.