Barry Popkin, Ph.D.

W.R. Kenan Jr. Distinguished Professor, Department of Nutrition & Adjunct Professor, Department of Economics · UNC at Chapel Hill

Dr. Barry Popkin is an expert on global nutrition.

Nutrition Noncommunicable Diseases Global Health Obesity in the U.S. Public Health

Professor Paul Gately

Carnegie Professor of Exercise and Obesity and Co-Director of the Applied Centre for Obesity Research · Leeds Beckett University

His main research interest is in childhood obesity - and the treatment strategies for obesity across all age ranges.

Eating Disorders Exercise Treatment of Obesity Childhood Obesity Weight Loss

Diane Finegood

Professor · Simon Fraser University

Expert in systems thinking & cross sector partnerships as approaches to solving complex problems including obesity and chronic disease

Health Research Research Ecosystem Public Private Partnerships Complex Systems Chronic Disease Prevention

Deborah Cohen

Senior Natural Scientist · RAND Corporation

Senior Natural Scientist at RAND Corporation and Professor at Pardee RAND Graduate School

Food Obesity Public Health Diet Exercise

Rebecca Shenkman

Director of the MacDonald Center for Obesity Prevention and Education | M. Louise Fitzpatrick College of Nursing · Villanova University

Rebecca Shenkman, MPH, RD, LDN, is an expert in nutrition, weight management, and using food to help prevent and control disease

Weight Management Nutrition & Lifestyle Changes Nutrition Nutrition & Disease Prevention Childhood Obesity

Penny Gordon-Larsen, Ph.D.

Professor of Nutrition, Gillings School of Global Public Health · UNC at Chapel Hill

Penny Gordon-Larsen’s NIH-funded research portfolio focuses on individual-, household-, and community-level susceptibility to obesity.

Public Health Obesity Epidemiology Statistics Program Evaluation

Sherry Pagoto, Ph.D.

Professor of Allied Health Sciences · University of Connecticut

Leveraging technology for health promotion and disease prevention

Health Behavior Sun Safety Skin Cancer Prevention Digital Health Social Media

Rebecca Puhl, Ph.D.

Professor of Human Development and Family Studies · University of Connecticut

Clinical psychology expert, specializing in the study of bullying and weight stigmatization

Weight Discrimination Weight Stigma Weight-based bullying

Dr James Brown

Associate Professor in Ageing and Metabolism, ARCHA Director, Associate Dean External Engagament · Aston University

Dr. James Brown is a lecturer in biology and biomedical science and a researcher into obesity, diabetes and healthy ageing.

Breast Cancer Exercise in PCOS Healthy Ageing Type 2 Diabetes in Young Adults Type 2 Diabetes in Older Adults

Lisa Diewald

Program Manager, MacDonald Center for Obesity Prevention and Education | M. Louise Fitzpatrick College of Nursing · Villanova University

Lisa K. Diewald, MS, RD, LDN, is an expert in healthy eating and nutrition education programs for children and adults

Nutrition Counseling Obesity Prevention Nutrition Children Weight Management

Kelly Ylitalo, Ph.D.

Assistant Professor, Public Health · Baylor University

An expert in Physical Functioning, Obesity and Diabetes, Survey Methodology, and Physical Activity.

Physical Activity Obesity and Diabetes Physical Functioning Survey Methodology

Cheryl Woods Giscombe, Ph.D., R.N., PMHNP-BC

Associate Professor, with tenure- Melissa and Harry LeVine Family and Distinguished Associate Professor in Quality of Life, Health Promotion, and Wellness in the School of Nursing · UNC-Chapel Hill

Melissa and Harry LeVine Family Professor of Quality of Life, Health Promotion and Wellness

Social Health Psychology Nutrition Mental Health Holistic Health

Loureen Smart Downes, Ph.D.

Expert in healthy lifestyle behaviors · Florida Gulf Coast University

Loureen Downes researches physical activity, nutrition and chronic disease prevention.

Lifestyle Medicine Nutrition Disease Prevention Type 2 diabetes and diabetes self-management education

Charles Emery

Professor | Department of Psychology · The Ohio State University

Clinical psychology expert, specializing in aging and adult development

Cardiopulmonary endurance Cognitive functioning Psychological well-being

Martha Belury

Professor, Human Sciences | College of Education and Human Ecology · The Ohio State University

Professor Belury conducts biological and nutritional research into how diet and lifestyle alter obesity, diabetes and metabolic disorders

Nutrition Nutrition & Disease Prevention Nutrition & Lifestyle Changes Nutrition & Wellness Nutrition (Eating Emotionally)

Valerie Duffy, Ph.D.

Professor, Department of Allied Health Sciences · University of Connecticut

Professor focused on how variation in taste affects food flavor and food preference, translated to healthier eating to reduce obesity risk.

Community-based Interventions Flavor Smell Nutrition Food Preference

Dr Claire Farrow

Professor and Director of Applied Health Research Group · Aston University

Dr. Claire Farrow's interests concern the factors influencing eating behaviour and weight gain or loss, particularly in children.

Observational Research Child Obesity Child Eating Behaviour Fussy Eating Digital Health Interventions

Keith C. Ferdinand, MD

Professor, Gerald S. Berenson Endowed Chair in Preventive Cardiology · Tulane University

Dr. Ferdinand focuses on cardiac risk factor evaluation and control, including communities of racial and ethnic minorities.

COVID-10 (Coronavirus) Nuclear Cardiology Hypertension Cardiology Hyperlipidemia

Deborah Kurrasch

Associate Professor, Department of Medical Genetics · University of Calgary

Kurrasch’s research is focused on genetic programs that govern hypothalamic development using both mice and zebrafish as model organisms.

Molecular Biology Developmental Biology Pharmacology Neuroscience Genetics

Amy Gorin, Ph.D.

Professor, Department of Psychological Sciences · University of Connecticut

Professor focused on long-term weight loss.

Weight Loss Maintenance Behavioral Weight Management Obesity Social Support