Rodrigo Reis joined the Brown School faculty in 2016. His research focuses on physical activity and public health, with particular interest in community interventions for promoting physical activity, the effect of the built environment and community on health, active transportation and health, and physical activity analysis.
Prior to the Brown School, Reis was on the faculty at Pontifical Catholic University of Parana, as well as the Federal University of Parana in Curitiba, Brazil. He has played an important role in international projects, such as Project GUIA (Guide for Community in Latin America), the International Physical Activity and Environment Network, the Design to Move initiative, and Centers for Disease Control physical activity courses in Latin America. Reis is also a founding member and the former president of the Brazilian Society for Physical Activity and Health, and he is a board member of the International Society for Physical Activity and Health.
He has published extensively in leading peer-reviewed journals and is also part of The Lancet Physical Activity Series Group, which has developed a series of recent studies. He serves on the editorial boards of the International Journal of Public Heath, Journal of Physical Activity and Health, and Brazilian Journal of Public Health.