Christine M. Hoehner, PhD, MSPH, is Assistant Professor in the Department of Surgery at Washington University School of Medicine. At Washington University, she participates in the Alvin J. Siteman Cancer Center, the Prevention and Control Program, Prevention Research Center in St. Louis, and the Institute for Public Health. She completed her PhD in public health studies from Saint Louis University School of Public Health and a MSPH in epidemiology at the Rollins School of Public Health at Emory University. Dr. Hoehner’s research interests include obesity and chronic disease prevention, as well as eliminating health disparities across these health outcomes. She is particularly interested in understanding how community environments and policies influence physical activity behavior. Dr. Hoehner has specific expertise in measurement of built environments using surveys, community audits and Geographic Information Systems. Currently, she is principal and co-investigator on projects funded by the American Cancer Society, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Robert Wood Johnson Foundation, and Institute for Public Health at Washington University.