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John J. Librett

John J. Librett, MPH, PhD

Languages spoken: French

Academic Information

Departments Adjunct - Family & Preventive Medicine

Academic Office Information

Research Interests

  • Nuclear Fuel Cycle
  • Transgenics
  • Planetary Studies
  • Eugenics

In 1993 I established my first company; Behavioral Science International, Inc (BSI). During the months following Soviet Bloc Decentralization, BSI worked on public health policy in Prague, Czechoslovakia (now the Czech Republic) in collaboration with the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, the Czech Ministry of Health, and Charles University. In 1995 I was credited for passing the Nation’s first clean indoor air law (H.B. 50) which made smoking illegal in indoor public places and became the model legislation for state's passage. In 2008, I founded the Nation’s first for-profit, social enterprise venture (L3C). I have raised and managed millions of dollars in private and public funding. I have designed and deployed medical informatics programs with global pioneers and founders in Bayes artificial intelligence. I am a successful Founder, Chief Executive Officer, Executive Director, Clinical Director, President, and Board of Trustees for-profit and not-for-profit companies. As the founder of six national public health and preventive medicine programs my work has positively impacted the lives of millions of individuals. I was diagnosed with cancer while in Medical School, and designed my own treatment protocol that became a national standard-of-care. And used this opportunity to be a leader in preventive medicine, clinical translation, standards-of-care, and health policy. On these issues I have worked with the White House, the World Health Organization, the Pan American Health Organization, the American Medical Association, as well as governments and corporations in Eastern Europe, Central and South America, and the U.S. Additionally, I have personally worked with thousands of cancer patients and cancer survivors, as well as clinical consultations with high-net-worth families. My health policy research has appeared in the leading peer review publications and featured on national television, radio, and social media platforms including the American Journal of Preventive Medicine, World News Tonight, NPR's Morning Edition, and I-Tunes to name a few. I have mentored many graduate students and entrepreneurs. I am a student of both the Rinzai and Soto Schools. I am a global yacht captain, big-mountain skier, and personal advisor on matters related to preventive medicine, medical innovation, and wellness. These accomplishments occurred because I was inspired by others. If you want to run faster, run with people who are faster than you. If you're the smartest person in the room, you're in the wrong room. On on!

Research Interests: Cancer Survivor Epidemiology, Clinical Practice Guidelines, Clinical Pathways Algorithms, Community-Based Primary Cancer Survivor Care, Health Policy, Health Related Quality of Life, Implementation Science, Patient Reported Outcome

Research Statement

Nobel prize recipient Albert Szent-Gyorgyi is quoted to say, "Discovery is seeing what everybody else has seen, and thinking what nobody else has thought." To this end, my research is focuses on building models, frameworks, policy, programs, and products specifically purposed to improve rapid access, delivery, and adoption of existing health and medical science by doctors and their patients.

Selected Publications

Journal Article

  1. Librett JJ, Yore MM, Schmid TL, Kohl HW 3rd (2006). Are self-reported physical activity levels associated with perceived desirability of activity-friendly communities? Health Place, 13(3), 767-73. (Read full article)
  2. Kruger (04/2007).
  3. Collingwood T, Adcock A, Librett J (2007). YMCA hiking patterns at Rocky Mountain National Park: implications for public health. J Phys Act Health, 4(1), 87-95. (Read full article)
  4. Kruger J, Mowen AJ, Librett J (2007). Recreation, parks, and the public health agenda: developing collaborative surveillance frameworks to measure leisure time activity and active park use. J Phys Act Health, 4 Suppl 1. (Read full article)
  5. Librett J, Henderson K, Godbey G, Morrow JR Jr (2007). An introduction to parks, recreation, and public health: collaborative frameworks for promoting physical activity. J Phys Act Health, 4 Suppl 1, S1-13. (Read full article)
  6. Librett JJ, Yore MM, Schmid TL (2006). Characteristics of physical activity levels among trail users in a U.S. national sample. Am J Prev Med, 31(5), 399-405. (Read full article)
  7. Librett J (11/2006).
  8. Librett (07/2006).
  9. Librett (05/2006).
  10. Zlot AI, Librett J, Buchner D, Schmid T (2006). Environmental, transportation, social, and time barriers to physical activity. J Phys Act Health, 3(1), 15-21. (Read full article)
  11. Schmid TL, Librett J, Neiman A, Pratt M, Salmon A (2006). A framework for evaluating community-based physical activity promotion programmes in Latin America. Promot Educ, 13(2), 112-8. (Read full article)
  12. Librett J, Yore MM, Buchner DM, Schmid TL (2005). Take pride in america’s health: Volunteering as a gateway to physical activity. Am J Health Educ, 36(1), 8-13. (Read full article)
  13. Librett JJ, Yore MM, Schmid TL (2003). Local ordinances that promote physical activity: a survey of municipal policies. Am J Public Health, 93(9), 1399-403. (Read full article)
  14. DiFranza JR, Librett JJ (1999). State and federal revenues from tobacco consumed by minors. Am J Public Health, 89(7), 1106-8. (Read full article)
  15. Kumpfer K (07/1994).
  16. Librett J (11/1993).
  17. Kumpfer KL, Turner C, Hopkins R, Librett J (1993). Leadership and team effectiveness in community coalitions for the prevention of alcohol and other drug abuse. Health Educ Res, 8(3), 359-374. (Read full article)
  18. Librett (08/1993).
  19. Librett J (07/1993).
  20. Kumper C (06/1993).
  21. Kumpfer K (06/1993).