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. Craig Lefebvre, PhD is an architect and designer of public health and social change programs. He is chief maven of socialShift, a social|design, marketing and media consultancy, Lead Change Designer at RTI International, and Research Professor at the College of Public Health, University of South Florida. An internationally recognized expert in social marketing and social and mobile technologies for behavior change, Craig has been involved with several hundred projects in global, national, state and community contexts. He is the author of over 100 articles and chapters and his recent books include Social marketing and social change: Strategies and tools for improving health, well-being and the environment [San Francisco: Jossey-Bass, 2013] and a six-volume series on Social Marketing for the SAGE Library in Marketing [London: Sage Publications, 2013]. Craig has been invited to present and conduct workshops at over 300 conferences and meetings around the world. He currently serves on the Editorial Boards of Journal of Social Marketing and Social Marketing Quarterly.

Dr. Lefebvre was the recipient of the 2014 Phillip Kotler Social Marketing Distinguished Service Award and the William D. Novelli Award for Innovations in Social Marketing for his work on the 5 A Day for Better Health program. Craig is a Founding Board Member of the International Social Marketing Association, a Senior Fellow in the Society for New Communications Research and an elected member of the American Academy of Health Behavior. His past positions include Intervention Director of the Pawtucket Heart Health Program, Chief Technical Officer at Prospect Associates, Chief Scientist at the American Institutes for Research, and Chief Technical Officer at PSI. Dr. Lefebvre received his Ph.D. in Clinical Psychology from North Texas State University; served in post-doctoral positions in Behavioral Medicine at the University of Virginia and the University of Pittsburgh; and has held faculty appointments at the University of Virginia, Brown University, Johns Hopkins University, the University of Maryland, Queensland University of Technology and the George Washington University.

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Jazz and blues (with a little bit of everything else); great restaurants; stories about change; photography.