Dr. Cheryl Perry
2004 Research Laureate
Dr. Perry is perhaps best known for her work in smoking prevention research and is a recognized leader in both community heart-disease prevention and tobacco control circles. Among her many other highly visible achievements is her service the 1994 Surgeon General's Report, which was entitled "Preventing Tobacco Use Among Young People". Her presentation looked at two major components of health behavior research, etiologic research and action research. She concludes that intervention programs including explicitedly creative components are successful in reducing alcohol use and activity patterns.