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Robin Mockenhaupt

Robin Mockenhaupt, chief of staff at the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation, is the Nolte Scholar in Health Education and will present “Making the Healthy Choice the Normal Choice” at 5 p.m. Thursday, September 21, in the Prairie Room of the Bone Student Center.

In her role as chief of staff, Mockenhaupt provides leadership to the chief executive, senior management team, staff, and board of trustees, and is responsible for foundation-level, cross-functional teams and operations.

Mockenhaupt joined the Foundation in 1999 and has worked in program, program management and administration. From 2003 to 2005, she was deputy group director for the Health Group and also served as its interim director in 2004. As a senior program officer, from 1999 to 2003, she worked in the areas of health behavior, obesity and chronic disease management.

Before joining the Foundation, Mockenhaupt spent 16 years with AARP in Washington, D.C., where she specialized in health and aging, managing Health Advocacy Services and the National Resource Center on Health Promotion and Aging. She co-authored the book Healthy Aging, and has held positions at Focus Technologies in Washington D.C., the National Center for Education in Maternal and Child Health at Georgetown University, and the National Health Screening Council in Bethesda, Maryland.

A member of the American Society on Aging, Mockenhaupt also sits on the editorial review board for Generations: Journal of the American Society on Aging, and is a member of the George Mason University College of Health and Human Services Advisory Board. Mockenhaupt received a Ph.D. in health education from the University of Maryland.

The talk is part of the Illinois State University Speaker Series. The series seeks to bring innovative and enlightening speakers to the campus with the aim of providing the community with a platform to foster dialogue, cultivate enriching ideas, and continue an appreciation of learning as an active and lifelong process. All talks are free and open to the public.