Dr. Bradley Willcox

Professor and Director of Research · Department of Geriatric Medicine, John A. Burns School of Medicine, University of Hawaii

Dr. Willcox is also an author of a NY Times best-selling book on healthy aging

Long Term Care Geriatric Medicine Internal Medicine

Jerri Lynn Hogg, PhD

Program Director - Media Psychology · Fielding Graduate University

Passionate leader of media psychology and technology for good

Cognitive Psychology Sense of Presence Fandom Mad Men Design

Marlene Schwartz, Ph.D.

Director, Rudd Center for Obesity & Food Policy (Principal Investigator); Professor, Department of Human Development and Family Studies · University of Connecticut

Dr. Schwartz specializes in school wellness and nutrition programs, and food insecurity.

School Food Options Nutrition food insecurity Nutrition in Food Programs

Rémi Rabasa-Lhoret

Associate Editor · Diabetes Canada

Dr. Rabasa-Lhoret is an Associate Editor at Diabetes Canada.

Diabetes Endocrinology Medical Nutrition Metabolism Artificial Pancreas

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

Mark Litt, Ph.D.

Professor · University of Connecticut

Professor Litt is an expert in health behaviors, especially addictive behaviors, and chronic pain

Coping and Behavior Change Chronic Pain Health Behaviors Addictive Disorders

Janet Schneiderman

Chair of Nursing Research Associate Professor of Social Work Dept. of Nursing at the School of Social Work · USC Suzanne Dworak-Peck School of Social Work

Janet U. Schneiderman is an expert in factors influencing medical neglect of children in the child welfare system.

Nursing Weight Changes Among Children in Foster Care Factors Affecting Physical Health Problems Children & Familites Behavioral Health

Emily Han, PharmD

Assistant Professor of Clinical Pharmacy · USC School of Pharmacy

Emily Han is an expert in pharmacokinetics and pharmacodynamics in antimicrobials, particularly in cystic fibrosis patients.

Hyperglycemia in Critically-ill Patients Pharmacokinetics Pharmacodynamics

Michael Vallis

Associate Editor · Diabetes Canada

Dr. Michael Vallis is actively researching motivation, behavioural change, and adaptation to chronic disease.

Diabetes Gasteroenterology Cardiovascular Disease Obesity Behavioural Change

Harpreet Bajaj

Co-Chair, Marketing and Communication, Professional Section National Executive · Diabetes Canada

A community-based adult endocrinologist practicing full-time in Brampton, Ontario

Diabetes Endocrinology Public Health Healthcare Communications Endocrinology and Metabolism

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

Jian Zhang

Associate Professor, Biostatistics · Georgia Southern University

Jian Zhang's research focuses on chronic disease from both public health and preventative medicine perspectives.

Coronavirus Public Health Surveillance Vaccine-preventative Diseases Epidemiology Chronic Diseases

Taylor Hargrove, Ph.D.

Assistant Professor, Sociology · The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill

Areas of expertise: Health disparities across the life course, focusing on the consequences of race, skin color, gender, and social class.

Aging and the Life Course Population Health Racial/Ethnic, Gender, and Skin Tone Stratification Health disparities by race and ethnicity

Inas Kelly

Associate Professor of Economics · Loyola Marymount University

Bellarmine College of Liberal Arts

Applied Microeconomics Labor Economics Health Economics Public Policy

Mark DeBeliso

Professor of Kinesiology · Southern Utah University

Focuses on sports medicine and athletic performance and the physiological effects of exercise

Sport Science Research Common Injuries in Athletics Stress Reduction for University Students College Sports Medicine Human Performance

Dr. Thomas Barber

Associate Professor and Honorary Consultant Endocrinologist, Warwick Medical School · University of Warwick

Thomas Barber researches the impact of human metabolism on development of obesity, and prevention and management of obesity and diabetes.

Obesity Management Human Metabolism Metabolism Endocrinology Obesity

Igor Vojnovic

Professor · Michigan State University

Expert on urban development, infrastructure investment, urban design, regional governance, taxation, and municipal issues

Municipal Issues Regional Governance Infrastructure Investment Urban Development Urban Design

Lynn Kabaroff

Professor, Physical Fitness Management · Cambrian College

Lynn Kabaroff is a registered kinesiologist with extensive knowledge in sports injuries and physical fitness.

Sports Science Childhood Obesity Anthropometric Measurements Physical Activity Body Mass Index

Alice Cepeda

Associate Professor of Social Work · USC Suzanne Dworak-Peck School of Social Work

Dr. Cepeda focuses on the social epidemiology of drug use and the related health risk behaviors affecting urban Mexican-origin populations.

Urban Affairs HIV and AIDS Drug Use and Abuse Social Work Social Work Education

Prof. Francesco Cappuccio

Professor & Cephalon Chair in Cardiovascular Medicine & Epidemiology, Warwick Medical School · University of Warwick

Francesco Cappuccio is an expert in the epidemiology of cardiovascular disease, nutrition, metabolic abnormalities and cardiovascular risk.

Salt Intake Cardiovascular Risk Epidemiology of Cadiovascular Disease Sleep Deprivation Sleep