Jill Waalen

Jill Waalen, MD, MS, MPH, FACPM Secretary

Jill Waalen, MD, MS, MPH, FACPM, is Senior Scientist and Co-Director of Biostatistics at the Scripps Research Translational Institute where she has conducted research in genetics and digital medicine and served as a statistical consultant for a variety of projects for Scripps colleagues for 22 years, resulting in more than 120 peer-reviewed publications. She is also course director of the Introduction to Biostatistics course for Scripps Research Graduate School.
In addition, Dr. Waalen has been Associate Director of the General Preventive Medicine Residency Program at the University of California San Diego/San Diego State University (SDSU) for 17 years, is current Director-Elect and Adjunct Associate Professor in the School of Public Health at SDSU. She has held several prior leadership positions within ACPM and received the College’s Distinguished Service Award in 2010. She has done extensive work as the developer of the Certification Examination for the American and International Boards of Lifestyle Medicine, since the examination’s start in 2016.
She holds a degree in Scientific Communication and has been active as a freelance writer and editor throughout her career for entities such as the CDC and NIH, as well as medical journals, including JAMA Student Section, Annals of Internal Medicine, and Journal of the National Cancer Institute and as Deputy Editor of the American Journal of Preventive Medicine 2010-2013 and current Associate/Statistics Editor of the Nature Journal Digital Medicine.