About Us


Our Vision

StrongPeople envisions a diverse community of individuals who are fit, strong, and healthy; in turn these empowered individuals become agents of change for their families, communities, and beyond.

Together with our partners, StrongPeople will accomplish this by:

  • Creating, evaluating, and sustaining transformative community-based nutrition, physical activity, and obesity prevention programs and civic engagement initiatives that include relevant policy, system, and environmental (PSE) changes, with the goal of promoting a culture of health and supporting health equity.
  • Conducting innovative, translational research including community-based interventions and dissemination research with at-risk populations and in underserved settings.

Our Director

Rebecca A. Seguin-Fowler,

Dr. Rebecca A. Seguin-Fowler has been directing the StrongWomen/StrongPeople community-based programs since 2003. She is currently the Associate Director for Texas A&M AgriLife Research; Chief Scientific Officer for the Healthy Texas Institute; and Associate Professor with tenure in the Department of Nutrition, College of Agriculture and Life Sciences. She also serves as Director of the Healthy Living pillar at the Texas A&M AgriLife Dallas Center.

Dr. Seguin-Fowler’s research is grounded in clinical and community-based intervention development and evaluation as well as dissemination research, curriculum development and adaptation, and training allied health professionals.


Miriam E. Nelson, PhD

Dr. Miriam E Nelson is author of the internationally best-selling StrongWomen book series and is a dedicated social entrepreneur working on sustainability, public health, food systems, and civic engagement. Currently, Dr. Nelson is President and CEO of Newman’s Own Foundation, the nonprofit foundation created by Paul Newman to use 100% of net profits and royalities from the sale of Newman’s Own food and beverage products to support good causes. Drs. Nelson and Seguin-Fowler collaborate on strategic direction for StrongWomen/StrongPeople.

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