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Jamie F. Chriqui, PhD, MHS

Professor and Director, MPH Program, Division of Health Policy and Administration

Co-Director, Health Policy Center, Institute for Health Research and Policy

Pronouns: She/Her/Hers


Building & Room:



1603 W. Taylor St.

Office Phone:

(312) 355-5347

Institute for Health Research and Policy

Building & Room:

444 WROB


1747 W. Roosevelt Rd.

Office Phone:

(312) 996-6410

Office Hours - Fall 2019 Semester
Monday 09:00am – 10:00am Room 785 SPH
Friday 10:00am – 11:00am By appointment via WebEx


Jamie F. Chriqui, PhD, MHS, is a Professor of Health Policy and Administration (HPA) in the School of Public Health at the University of Illinois at Chicago. She directs HPA's MPH Program and is Co-Director of the Health Policy Center in UIC's Institute for Health Research and Policy. She has over 30 years’ experience conducting public health policy research, evaluation, and analysis. She is considered a national expert on policy surveillance and on evaluating laws and policies and their impact on communities, systems, and population health with an emphasis on chronic disease issues including obesity, substance abuse, and tobacco control. Her current research focuses on studying the implementation and impact of federal, state, and/or local obesity, nutrition, and activity-related laws and policies on communities, schools, and individual-level outcomes. She served on two IOM obesity prevention-related committees; is an appointed member of the CDC's Community Preventive Services Task Force; and is an advisor for numerous federal, foundation, and nonprofit organizations. She holds a BA in political science from Barnard College at Columbia University in New York; an MHS in health policy from Johns Hopkins University School of Hygiene and Public Health; and a PhD in policy sciences with a health policy concentration from the University of Maryland, Baltimore County.

Selected Publications

Chriqui JF, Leider J, Schermbeck R (2018). Early Childhood Education Centers’ Reported Readiness to Implement the Updated Child and Adult Care Food Program (CACFP) Meal Pattern Standards in the United States, 2017. Childhood Obesity 14(6):412-420. PMID: 30199290

Chriqui JF, Schermbeck R, Leider J (2018). Food purchasing and preparation at child day care centers participating in the Child and Adult Care Food Program (CACFP) in the United States, 2017. Childhood Obesity 14(6):375-385. PMID: 30199293

Schermbeck RM, Leider J, Piekarz-Porter E, Chriqui JF (2018, Sept 10). Artificial sweeteners in food and beverage products at school. Public Health Nutrition 1-10. doi: 10.1017/S136898001800143X. PMID: 30198458

Cradock AL, Barrett JL, Chriqui JF, et al. (10 additional authors.) (2018). Driven to support: Individual- and county-level factors associated with public support for active transportation policies. American Journal of Health Promotion 2018 Mar;32(3):657-666. doi: 10.1177/0890117117738758. Epub 2017 Nov 6. PubMed PMID: 29108441.

Schermbeck R, Leider J, Chriqui JF (2019, Mar 21). Sugary cereals at early childhood education centers participating in the Child and Adult Care Food Program (CACFP) in the United States, 2017. Preventing Chronic Disease 16:E34. doi: 10.5888/pcd16.180543. PMID: 30900544

Asada Y, Mitrovic S, Chriqui JF (2019, Jan 22). Analysing Interview Data With U.S. Rural School Professionals Using an Implementation Framework. London: SAGE Publications Ltd., 2019. SAGE Research Methods. Web. doi: 10.4135/9781526487322.

Asada Y, Hughes A, Chriqui JF (2017). Insights on the intersection of health equity and school nutrition policy implementation: An exploratory qualitative secondary analysis. Health Education & Behavior 44(5): 685-695. PMID: 28814162

Asada Y, Hughes A, Read M, Schwartz M, Chriqui JF (2017). High school students’ recommendations to improve school food environments: Insights from a critical stakeholder group. Journal of School Health 87(11): 842-849.

Chriqui JF, Leider J, Thrun E, Nicholson LM, Slater S (2017). Pedestrianoriented zoning is associated with reduced income and poverty disparities in adult active travel to work, United States. Preventive Medicine 95 Suppl: S126-S133. doi: 10.1016/j.ypmed.2016.10.003. PMID: 27713102

Chriqui JF, Leider J, Thrun E, Nicholson LM, Slater SJ (2016). Communities on the move: Pedestrian-oriented zoning as a facilitator of adult active travel to work in the United States. Frontiers in Public Health 4(71): doi: 10.3389/fpubh.2016.00071. PMID: 27148517 PMCID: PMC4834572

Publication Aggregators

Service to Community

Appointed Positions

Appointed Member (by CDC Director), federal Community Preventive Services Task Force (produces the Community Guide), 2016-present

Appointed Member, Institute of Medicine Committee on Evaluating Progress in Obesity Prevention, 2012-2013

Appointed Member, Community Level Health Promotion Study Section, NIH, 2013-2017 (4-year term)

Appointed Member, Institute of Medicine Committee on Accelerating Progress in Obesity Prevention, 2010-2012

Selected Expert Panels/Advisory Committees

Invited Contributor, American Heart Association, Active Transportation Policy Statement Working Group, April 2018-present

Invited Participant/Contributor, Committee on Strategies for Implementing Physical Activity Surveillance, National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine, November 2018

National Association of Chronic Disease Directors Physical Activity Assessment Tool Advisory Council Member, February-May 2018

Invited Planning Committee Member, Public Workshop on How Investments in the Built Environment and Transportation Contribute to the Prevention and Treatment of Obesity, Roundtable on Obesity Solutions of the National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine, June 2017-September 2017.

Invited Participant, Expert Meeting on Actions to Improve Physical Activity Surveillance in the US, Physical Activity and Health Innovation Collaborative, Roundtable on Obesity Solutions of the National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine, April 2017

Invited Planning Committee Member and Participant, NIH Pathways to Prevention Workshop on Methods for Evaluating Natural Experiments in Obesity, December 2016-present (Workshop is December 2017)

Advisory Committee Member, Urban Design for Health National Environmental Database Advisory Committee, 2016-2019

CDC Public Health Law Program, Legal Epidemiology Competencies Model Project, External Review Member, 2016

Berkeley Media Studies Group, Advisory Group on School Meal Debates, 2016

Horizon Foundation, Howard County Unsweetened Advisory Board Member, 2016

Chicago Public Schools Wellness Policy Review Advisory Committee, 2015-2016

Steering Committee Member, Voices for Healthy Kids School Health Policy Consortium, 2016-present

Advisor to the Board of Directors, Action for Healthy Kids, 2015-present

External Advisory Board Member, Consortium to Lower Obesity in Chicago’s Children, 2012-present

Professional Leadership

President, Delta Omega, Lambda Chapter

Notable Honors

2018, University Scholar, University of Illinois System

2017, Distinguished Researcher of the Year in the Social Sciences, University of Illinois at Chicago

2017, Delta Omega National Public Health Honor Society, Lambda Chapter, UIC School of Public Health

2000, Phi Kappa Phi Honor Society, Chapter 22, University of Maryland Graduate School


Ph.D. 2000 University of Maryland, Baltimore County—Policy Sciences (Health Policy Concentration)
M.H.S. 1994 Johns Hopkins University School of Hygiene and Public Health—Health Policy
B.A. 1990 Barnard College, Columbia University—Political Science

Professional Memberships

American Public Health Association