Recipient of the Outstanding Scientific Contributions in Health Psychology Award from the American Psychological Association, 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. She has served on a number of government taskforces in the U.S. and abroad, including membership on the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services’ Scientific Advisory Committee on National Health Promotion and Disease Prevention Objectives for 2020, and the Science Board of the U.S. President’s Council on Fitness, Sports and Nutrition. She co-Chaired the USDHHS 2018 Physical Activity Guidelines for Americans Advisory Committee. An elected member of the Academy of Behavioral Medicine Research and Past President of the Society of Behavioral Medicine (SBM), In 2014 she was one of 10 scientists who received honors from the Association of American Medical Colleges (AAMC) for outstanding research targeting health inequities. Her research on global Citizen Science engagement to promote healthful environments for All was honored with an international excellence award in 2015 in addition to Stanford Medical School’s inaugural faculty community engagement award in 2018 and SBM’s 2018 Research to Practice Award. Among additional honors that she has received are the Society of Behavioral Medicine’s Distinguished Research Mentor Award, the International Society of Behavioral Nutrition and Physical Activity's inaugural lifetime achievement award in 2019, and the Society of Behavioral Medicine's 2020 Distinguished Scientist Award. She has twice received the Stanford Prevention Research Center’s Outstanding Contributions to Teaching Award.
Dr. King is founder and Faculty Director of the OUR VOICE Global Citizen Science Research Initiative and Network. See http://OURVOICE.STANFORD.EDU/