Dr. Abby King appointed to Susan and David Heckerman Professorship
October 27, 2022. The Department of Epidemiology and Population Health is pleased to share the news that Abby King, Professor of Epidemiology and Population Health and of Research, is the newest holder of the Susan and David Heckerman Professorship. The professorship was made possible by gifts from Susan and David Heckerman, PhD ’90, MD ’92.
Dr. King’s research focuses on the development, evaluation and translation of public health interventions to reduce chronic disease in the US and globally. Her current research focuses on expanding the reach and generalizability of evidence-based interventions through use of state-of-the-art communication technologies; community-based participatory research perspectives to address health disparities among disadvantaged populations; and policy-level approaches to health promotion. Dr. King and Dr. Heckerman share a strong interest in improving health by addressing diet and exercise across diverse groups.
Dr. King’s professorship was confirmed by the Stanford Board of Trustees in October 2022.