Scientific Advisory Board

Lourdes Baezconde-Garbanati, PhD, MPH

Professor of Professor of Population and Public Health Sciences; Associate Dean, Community Initiatives; Associate Director, Community Outreach and Engagement at the Norris Comprehensive Cancer Center; and Director, Center for Health Equity in the Americas at USC, Keck School of Medicine

Gary G. Bennett, PhD

Vice Provost for Undergraduate Education; and Bishop-MacDermott Family Professor of Psychology & Neuroscience, Global Health and Medicine at Duke University, Durham, NC

David Brenner, MD

President and CEO, Sanford Burnham Prebys, San Diego, CA

Thomas Buchanan, MD

Professor of Medicine, Obstetrics & Gynecology, and Physiology & Biophysics, Vice Dean for Research, Director, Southern CA Clinical & Translational Science Institute, Chief, Division of Endocrinology & Diabetes at USC, Keck School of Medicine

Susan Cheng, MD

Professor and Erika J. Glazer Chair in Women’s Cardiovascular Health and Population Science, Director, Institute for Research on Healthy Aging, Cedars Sinai  Medical Center, Los Angeles, CA

Victor Davila-Roman, MD

Professor of Medicine; Vice Chair of Global Health Department of Medicine; and Director of the Global Health Center at the Institute for Public Health at Washington University School of Medicine, St. Louis, MO

Ralph A. DeFronzo, MD

Professor of Medicine and Chief of the Diabetes Division at the University of Texas Health Science Center and the Deputy Director of the Texas Diabetes Institute, San Antonio, Texas

Debra Haire-Joshu, PhD, RD

Joyce and Chauncy Buchheit Professor in Public Health; Director, Center for Obesity Prevention and Policy Research; Director, Center for Diabetes Translational Research at Washington University School of Medicine, St. louis, MO

Kevin Hall, PhD

Chief, Integrative Physiology Section, National Institutes for Health, Bethesda, MD

Jay Horton, MD

Dr. Robert C. and Veronica Atkins Chair in Obesity & Diabetes Research; Distinguished University Chair in Human Nutrition; and Director, Center for Human Nutrition, at the University of Texas Southwestern Medical School, Dallas TX

C. Ronald Kahn, MD

Mary K. Iacocca Professor of Medicine, Harvard Medical School
Chief Academic Officer, Joslin Diabetes Center, Boston, MA

Ronald Krauss, MD

Senior Scientist and Dolores Jordan Endowed Chair at Children’s Hospital Oakland Research Institute; Professor of Medicine at University of California San Francisco; and Professor of Nutritional Sciences at UC Berkeley

Rudy Leibel, MD

Christopher J. Murphy Memorial Professor of Diabetes Research; Co-Director, Naomi Berrie  Diabetes Center; and Chief, Division of Pediatric Molecular Genetics at Columbia University Medical Center, NY

Eric Ravussin, PhD

Douglas L. Gordon Chair in Diabetes and Metabolism Boyd Professor; Director Nutrition Obesity Research Center; Associate Executive Director for Clinical Science Pennington Biomedical Research Institute, Baton Rouge, LA

Philipp Scherer, PhD

Touchstone Distinguished Chair in Diabetes Research and Director of the Touchstone Diabetes Center at the University of Texas Southwestern Medical School, Dallas TX

Thomas A. Wadden, PhD

Professor of Psychology in Psychiatry and Former Director, Center for Weight and Eating Disorders at Perelman School of Medicine at the University of Pennsylvania

Lourdes Baezconde-Garbanati, PhD, MPH

Professor of Professor of Population and Public Health Sciences; Associate Dean, Community Initiatives; Associate Director, Community Outreach and Engagement at the Norris Comprehensive Cancer Center; and Director, Center for Health Equity in the Americas at USC, Keck School of Medicine

Gary G. Bennett, PhD

Vice Provost for Undergraduate Education; and Bishop-MacDermott Family Professor of Psychology & Neuroscience, Global Health and Medicine at Duke University, Durham, NC

David Brenner, MD

President and CEO, Sanford Burnham Prebys
San Diego, CA

Thomas Buchanan, MD

Professor of Medicine, Obstetrics & Gynecology, and Physiology & Biophysics, Vice Dean for Research, Director, Southern CA Clinical & Translational Science Institute, Chief, Division of Endocrinology & Diabetes at USC, Keck School of Medicine

Susan Cheng, MD

Professor and Erika J. Glazer Chair in Women’s Cardiovascular Health and Population Science, Director, Institute for Research on Healthy Aging, Cedars Sinai  Medical Center, Los Angekes, CA

Victor Davila-Roman, MD

Professor of Medicine; Vice Chair of Global Health Department of Medicine; and Director of the Global Health Center at the Institute for Public Health at Washington University School of Medicine, St. Louis, MO

Ralph A. DeFronzo, MD

Professor of Medicine and Chief of the Diabetes Division at the University of Texas Health Science Center and the Deputy Director of the Texas Diabetes Institute, San Antonio, Texas

Debra Haire-Joshu, PhD, RD

Joyce and Chauncy Buchheit Professor in Public Health; Director, Center for Obesity Prevention and Policy Research; Director, Center for Diabetes Translational Research at Washington University School of Medicine, St. louis, MO

Kevin Hall, PhD

ChiefIntegrative Physiology Section, National Institutes for Health, Bethesda, MD

Jay Horton, MD

Dr. Robert C. and Veronica Atkins Chair in Obesity & Diabetes Research; Distinguished University Chair in Human Nutrition; and Director, Center for Human Nutrition, at the University of Texas Southwestern Medical School, Dallas TX

C. Ronald Kahn, MD

Mary K. Iacocca Professor of Medicine, Harvard Medical School
Chief Academic Officer, Joslin Diabetes Center, Boston, MA

Ronald Krauss, MD

Senior Scientist and Dolores Jordan Endowed Chair at Children’s Hospital Oakland Research Institute; Professor of Medicine at University of California San Francisco; and Professor of Nutritional Sciences at UC Berkeley

Rudy Leibel, MD

Christopher J. Murphy Memorial Professor of Diabetes Research; Co-Director, Naomi Berrie  Diabetes Center; and Chief, Division of Pediatric Molecular Genetics at Columbia University Medical Center, NY

Eric Ravussin, PhD

Douglas L. Gordon Chair in Diabetes and Metabolism Boyd Professor; Director Nutrition Obesity Research Center; Associate Executive Director for Clinical Science Pennington Biomedical Research Institute, Baton Rouge, LA

Philipp Scherer, PhD

Touchstone Distinguished Chair in Diabetes Research and Director of the Touchstone Diabetes Center at the University of Texas Southwestern Medical School, Dallas TX

Thomas A. Wadden, PhD

Professor of Psychology in Psychiatry and Former Director, Center for Weight and Eating Disorders at Perelman School of Medicine at the University of Pennsylvania