Kerem Shuval, PhD

Senior Principal Scientist, Physical Activity & Nutrition Research

Kerem Shuval, PhD, is the Senior Principal Scientist, Physical Activity and Nutrition Research within the Economic and Health Policy Research Program at the American Cancer Society. Dr. Shuval's research examines ways to modify lifestyle behaviors, primarily physical activity and diet, as they relate to cancer and chronic disease prevention, health policy and economics. His research often takes an interdisciplinary approach, drawing from the fields of behavioral economics, psychology, and public health, with the ultimate goal of better understanding decision making. That is, he studies why some individuals make healthier choices while others engage in self-harming behaviors. Dr. Shuval's research, has been published in medical, public health, and economic journals.

He is also adjunct faculty at Georgia State University - Andrew Young School of Policy Studies - Department of Economics. Befor his current position, he was on faculty at the University of Texas School of Public Health for 5 years, with a primary appointment in the Division of Epidemiology and a secondary appointment in the Division of Management and Policy. Before that, he was a research scientist and assistant director of lifestyle and behavioral medicine at the Yale-Griffin Prevention Research Center. Contact: kerem.shuval@cancer.org