Meet the Experts behind Millennium Prevention's HealthMain
Barbara E. Millen, DrPH, RD, FADA
Founder and President
Dr. Millen is a National Institutes of Health expert advisor on lifestyle for cardiovascular disease risk reduction and obesity prevention. She recently was appointed Chair of the 2015 U.S. Dietary Guidelines Advisory Committee.
Before founding Millennium Prevention, Dr. Millen served as a Professor of Family Medicine and Graduate Medical Sciences at the Boston University School of Medicine (BUSM), where she founded and chaired the graduate programs in medical nutrition sciences and served as Director of Nutrition Research for the world-renowned Framingham Heart Study (1984-2009). She joined the Medical School faculty after serving as Professor of Public Health and Associate Dean for Research and Development at the Boston University School of Public Health. At BUSM, she also led an institution-funded research team that accelerated the translation of epidemiological, behavioral and clinical research into transformative e-health platforms. These platforms draw on investigations of the modifiable lifestyle determinants of wide-ranging diseases in populations. These frameworks also derive from research into preventive lifestyle behaviors, promotion of healthy aging and reduction in chronic disease risks involving tens of thousands of individuals and diverse populations.
Dr. Millen has co-authored more than 115 peer-reviewed publications and has advised research groups globally, including the World Health Organization, on methods and strategies for disease prevention and health promotion at individual and population levels. She is a licensed nutrition professional and a Fellow of the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics. Dr. Millen received her master's and doctoral degrees in public health from Harvard University.
Sarah W. Fuller, AM
Executive Chair Emeritus
Mrs. Fuller was the cofounder and President Emeritus of Decision Resources Group, a leading purveyor of best-in-class, high-value analytics and insights on the biopharmaceutical, device and managed care sectors.
Previously, Mrs. Fuller was a Vice President at Arthur D. Little, Inc. She and Sam Fleming led a buyout of Arthur D. Little Decision Resources in 1990. At the University of Pennsylvania, Mrs. Fuller was a member of the Board of Trustees and the Board of Overseers at the School of Arts and Sciences. She participated in the Huntsman and the Life Sciences and Management advisory boards. Mrs. Fuller was Chair and Director of Cultural Survival, a nonprofit organization that promotes the vision, rights and voice of indigenous people. She was also on the boards of Cytel Corporation and The Forbes Consulting Group. Mrs. Fuller held a bachelor of arts from the University of Pennsylvania and a master of arts from Harvard University.
Dolores M. Wolongevicz, PhD, MS, RD, LDN
Senior Clinical Research Director
Dr. Wolongevicz brings 15 years of experience on clinical trials and research initiatives for health systems, community settings and the U.S. government.
Dr. Wolongevicz's background includes the development of complex research-driven databases, management of large-scale research protocols and staffs and prospective research on the relationships between lifestyle behaviors and the development of numerous population health outcomes. Dr. Wolongevicz has participated as a research and intervention specialist on multipronged clinical trials and national survey research initiatives funded by the National Institutes of Health and the U.S. Department of Agriculture that focused on lifestyle and environmental changes aimed at improving the health status of adults and children. She has also collaborated on the design and testing of research nutrition data sets for the Framingham Heart Study and federal military systems. She is a registered and licensed dietitian and holds a doctorate in medical nutrition sciences from Boston University School of Medicine and a master of science in nutrition and health promotion from Simmons College.
Ruth Kimokoti, MD
Global, Community and Minority Health Director
Global Burden of Disease Study expert collaborator. Research Scientist and Adjunct Instructor Simmons College. Boston, MA
Ruth Kimokoti, MD, MA, MPH, is a Research Scientist and Adjunct Instructor in the Department of Nutrition at Simmons College in Boston. She joined Simmons College after having worked at Boston University where she taught in the Medical Nutrition Sciences Program of the Graduate Medical Sciences Division at the School of Medicine. Prior to that she worked as a primary care physician in Kenya.
Dr. Kimokoti has long experience conducting public health research on diet and obesity-related outcomes among adults in the National Heart Lung and Blood Institute’s Framingham Heart Study and the REasons for Geographic and Racial Differences in Stroke (REGARDS) study. She is also part of the Global Burden of Disease Study (GBD) consortium of global health scientists that is compiling scientific reports on global non-communicable and communicable diseases. Dr. Kimokoti is a member of the Sackler Institute for Nutrition Science Working Group on Obesity, Diabetes, and Nutrition-related Non-communicable Diseases at the New York Academy of Sciences as well as a member of the Global Health Council Working Group on Non-communicable Diseases.
Vicki Hartmann Bourneuf, MS, RD, LDN
Senior Healthcare Communications Expert
Mrs. Bourneuf has more than 30 years of experience advancing public communications about healthful lifestyle choices through highly creative programming.
Mrs. Bourneuf's expertise spans the development of wide-ranging health education programming for written and digital media. In prior private-sector roles, she served as a senior specialist and consultant and provided strategic direction to award-winning websites and nationwide educational initiatives targeting adult consumers, school-age children, educators and health professionals. In prior health care-sector roles, Mrs. Bourneuf was deeply involved in health care systems and medical services delivery, including patient lifestyle risk assessment, treatment and prevention of chronic diseases and effective medical team communications. She holds a master of science in nutrition from Boston University and is a certified Wellcoach®.
Stuart R. Chipkin, MD, FACE
Dr. Chipkin is a board-certified endocrinologist and an expert in the prevention and treatment of obesity and diabetes.
Dr. Chipkin is a Research Professor at the University of Massachusetts Amherst School of Public Health and Health Sciences and is the head of the Endocrinology and Diabetes Program at Valley Medical Group in Amherst. His research over the past two decades has examined ways in which changes in lifestyle can impact the body’s resistance to insulin that develops in people who are overweight or obese. He has been an author on more than 70 publications in medical journals and has received grant funding from the National Institutes of Health, the Health Resources and Services Administration, the Juvenile Diabetes Foundation and other public and private organizations. Dr. Chipkin received his BS from Emory University in Atlanta and his MD from SUNY Downstate in Brooklyn. Following training in internal medicine, he completed a clinical and research fellowship at the University of Massachusetts Worcester. He was on the faculty of Boston University for 10 years and Tufts University for six years before joining the faculty of UMass Amherst.