David M. Buchner, MD MPH
David M. Buchner MD MPH joined the Department of Kinesiology and Community Health in 2008 as a Shahid and Ann Carlson Kahn Professor of Applied Health Sciences. He retired in 2017. Dr. Buchner earned a B.A. degree from Harvard in 1974, an M.D. degree from the University of Kansas in 1977, and a M.P.H. degree from the University of Washington in 1984. From 1984 to 1999, Dr. Buchner was on the faculty of the School of Public Health and the School of Medicine at the University of Washington, and provided medical care as a geriatrician. Between 1999 and 2008, Dr. Buchner was Chief of the Physical Activity and Health Branch at the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. His research focused on falls and physical activity in older adults. He participated in many public health initiatives focused on physical activity promotion, including work on DHHS physical activity guidelines.