Dr. Rebecca Sequin began her career as an exercise physiologist, first working in cardiac and pulmonary rehabilitation, and then developing individual and group programming for clients with cardiovascular disease, diabetes, osteoporosis, arthritis, HIV, and multiple sclerosis. She later completed her M.S. in Nutrition Communications and Ph.D. in Food Policy and Applied Nutrition. Over the past decade, her work has focused on chronic disease prevention and public health. She is interested in behavioral theory, health communications, and the context in which people develop, change, and maintain health behaviors. In 2003, she co-developed a comprehensive curriculum and training program for implementing research-based programming for midlife and older women. To date, 3,000 health educators in 48 states have been trained to implement these community-based physical activity and nutrition programs in predominantly non-urban areas.