Nico Pronk, Ph.D.

PronkNico Pronk, Ph.D., is vice president and chief science officer for HealthPartners in Minneapolis, Minnesota. Dr. Pronk is a senior research investigator for the HealthPartners Institute for Education and Research and he holds an adjunct faculty position as Professor of Social and Behavioral Sciences at the Harvard School of Public Health. Dr. Pronk is widely published in both the scientific and practice literature and is a national and international speaker on population health and health promotion. He is the founding president of the International Association for Worksite Health Promotion (IAWHP) and a member of the Task Force on Community Preventive Services where he also serves as Co-Chair of the Annual Report to Congress Subcommittee and Chair of the Prioritization Subcommittee. He is actively engaged in studies and initiatives at the Institute of Medicine and is a co-investigator on the NIOSH-funded Center for Work, Health and Well-Being at the Harvard School of Public Health. He is a member of the Research Advisory Committee of the Health Enhancement Research Organization (HERO) and the recipient of the 2013 HERO Mark Dundon Research Award. He is the Senior Editor of ACSM’s Worksite Health Handbook, Second Edition and the author of the scientific background paper for the business and industry sector of the U.S. National Physical Activity Plan. He currently teaches courses on the integration of worksite health protection and health promotion at the Harvard School of Public Health.