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Dr. Danielle Hollar is President and Executive Director of Healthy Networks Design & Research, a nonprofit organization that assists organizations with strategic development, programming, and impact assessment of health initiatives. She has been leading programs and research initiatives addressing health and social policy issues throughout the US, and increasingly internationally, for the past 12 years. She works with groups interested in improving the health and well-being of children, families, and communities, through a variety of programming and funding mechanisms including all levels of government, corporate entities, corporate and nonprofit foundations, and community-based organizations. Some of her recent projects have been funded by The World Bank, the W.K. Kellogg Foundation, the U.S. Soccer Foundation, the Wal-Mart Foundation, various Blue Cross & Blue Shield Foundations and Corporate Social Responsibility Programs throughout the US, the United States Department of Agriculture (USDA), State Departments of Education, and many local and regional health and/or social policy and program-oriented foundations in the US, as well as governmental, corporate, and philanthropic institutions internationally.
She works internationally in the Caribbean and Latin America on obesity prevention projects, and is an invited member of Boards and Planning Groups throughout the Hemisphere. Nationally in the US, she serves as a member of the USDA Foods Task Force and is a reviewer for the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) Special Emphasis Panel nutrition and physical activity grants, and has been the Chair of the CDC Cancer Survivors Panel. She also is a Fellow in The Obesity Society, and Clinical Assistant Professor of Pediatrics & Assistant Professor of Public Health at the College of Osteopathic Medicine, Nova Southeastern University. Previously, she served as a Member of the Miami Dade County Public Schools Miami Dade County School Wellness Council, as well as on the Hialeah Healthy Kids (HHK) Advisory Board.
Prior to her work in the area of obesity prevention, she was Project Director of a $30 million National Institutes of Health (NIH) National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute (NHLBI)/National Center of Complementary and Alternative Medicine (NCCAM) cardiovascular clinical trial, and was a Faculty Research Associate at Harvard University, where she led an evaluation of a large, multi-state, multi-level W.K. Kellogg Foundation-funded initiative called the Devolution Initiative.
Dr. Hollar received a PhD in Public Administration and Policy from VA Tech, a Master in Health Administration and Policy from the Medical University of South Carolina, and a Master of Science in Sociology from VA Tech. She has written articles published in journals including the American Journal of Public Health, Journal of the American Dietetic Association, Archives of Internal Medicine, American Heart Journal, Journal of Cardiovascular Pharmacology and Therapeutics, Journal of Health Care for the Poor and Underserved, Public Administration Review, among others, and and is author of two entries in the Wiley, D.C., and Cory, A.C. (ed). (2013). Encyclopedia of School Heath, is co-author of book two book chapters in Bagchi D. (ed). Global View on Childhood Obesity: Current Status, Consequences and Prevention, Elsevier, 2010 and in one chapter in Lipshultz S, Messiah SE, & Miller T (ed). A Comprehensive Overview of Pediatric Metabolic Syndrome and Related Health Consequences, Springer Science, 2012, as well as one in Tardiff JC, Bourassa MG (eds). Antioxidants and Cardiovascular Disease, Springer Science & Business Media Inc., 2006. She serves on the editorial boards for the Pediatrics, American Journal of Public Health, Pediatrics, Journal of School Health, BMC Public Health, British Journal of Nutrition, Journal of Obesity, Journal for Health Care of the Poor and Underserved, Journal of Health and Human Services Administration, among others.