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Expert Panel

NHLBI Obesity Education Initiative

F. Xavier Pi-Sunyer, M.D., M.P.H.
Chair of the Panel
Chief, Endocrinology, Diabetes, and Nutrition
Director, Obesity Research Center
St. Luke's/Roosevelt Hospital Center
Professor of Medicine
Columbia University College of Physicians and Surgeons
New York, NY

Diane M. Becker, Sc.D., M.P.H.
Director
Center for Health Promotion
Associate Professor
Department of Medicine
The Johns Hopkins University .
Baltimore, MD

Claude Bouchard, Ph.D.
Professor of Exercise Physiology
Physical Activity Sciences Laboratory
Laval University
Sainte Foy, Quebec
CANADA

Richard A. Carleton, M.D.
Professor of Medicine
Brown University School of Medicine .
Pawtucket, RI

Graham A. Colditz, M.D., Dr.P.H.
Associate Professor of Medicine
Harvard Medical School
Channing Laboratory
Boston, MA

William H. Dietz, M.D., Ph.D.
Director
Division of Nutrition and Physical Activity
National Center for Chronic Disease Prevention and Health Promotion
Centers for Disease Control and Prevention
Atlanta, GA

John P. Foreyt, Ph.D.
Professor of Medicine and Director
Nutrition Research Clinic
Baylor College of Medicine
Houston, TX

Robert J. Garrison, Ph.D.
Associate Professor
Department of Preventive Medicine
University of Tennessee,
Memphis, TN 

Scott M. Grundy, M.D., Ph.D.
Director
Center for Human Nutrition
University of Texas
Southwestern Medical Center at Dallas
Dallas, TX

Barbara C. Hansen, Ph.D.
Professor of Physiology
Director of Obesity and Diabetes Research Center
University of Maryland School of Medicine
Baltimore, MD 

Millicent Higgins, M.D.
Department of Epidemiology
School of Public Health
University of Michigan
Ann Arbor, MI

James O. Hill, Ph.D.
Associate Director of Research
Center for Human Nutrition
University of Colorado Health Sciences Center
Denver, CO

Barbara V. Howard, Ph.D.
President
Medlantic Research Institute
Washington, DC 

Robert J. Kuczmarski, Dr.P.H., R.D..
Nutrition Analyst
National Center for Health Statistics 
Centers for Disease Control and Prevention
Hyattsville, MD 

Shiriki Kumanyika, Ph.D., R.D., M.P.H.
Professor and Head
Department of Human Nutrition and Dietetics (M/C 517)
The University of Illinois at Chicago 
Chicago, IL 

R. Dee Legako, M.D.
Prime Care Canyon Park Family Physicians, Inc.
Edmond, OK

T. Elaine Prewitt, Dr.P.H., R.D.
Assistant Professor
Department of Preventive Medicine and Epidemiology
Loyola University Medical Center
Maywood, IL

Albert P. Rocchini, M.D.
Chief of Cardiology
University of Michigan Medical Center
Ann Arbor, MI

Philip L. Smith, M.D.
Professor of Medicine
Division of Pulmonary and Critical Care Medicine
The Johns Hopkins Asthma and Allergy Center
Baltimore, MD

Linda G. Snetselaar, Ph.D., R.D.
Associate Professor
Head of Preventive Nutrition Education
Department of Preventive Medicine
University of Iowa
Iowa City, IA

James R. Sowers, M.D.
Professor of Medicine and Physiology
Director
Division of Endocrinology, Metabolism, and Hypertension
Wayne State University School of Medicine
University Health Center
Detroit, MI

Michael Weintraub, M.D.
Director
Office of Drug Evaluation V
Food and Drug Administration 
Rockville, MD 

David F. Williamson, Ph.D., M.S.
Epidemiologist
Division of Diabetes Translation (K-10) 
Centers for Disease Control and Prevention
Chamblee, GA 

G. Terence Wilson, Ph.D.
Oscar K. Buros Professor of Psychology
Director, Rutgers Eating Disorders Clinic
Piscataway, NJ

Ex-Officio Members

Clarice D. Brown, M.S.
Project Manager
CODA Research, Inc.
Silver Spring, MD

Karen A. Donato, M.S., R.D.*
Executive Director of the Panel
Coordinator
NHLBI Obesity Education Initiative
National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute
National Institutes of Health
Bethesda, MD

Nancy Ernst, Ph.D., R.D.*
Nutrition Coordinator
Office of the Director
Division of Epidemiology and Clinical Applications
National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute
National Institutes of Health
Bethesda, MD

D. Robin Hill, Ph.D.*
Social Science Analyst
Behavioral Medicine Branch
Division of Epidemiology and Clinical Applications National Heart, Lung, and Blood.
Institute National Institutes of Health .
Bethesda, MD 

Michael J. Horan, M.D., Sc.M.*Director NIH Division of Heart and Vascular Diseases.
National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute National Institutes of Health .
Bethesda, MD .

Van S. Hubbard, M.D., Ph.D.
Director, NIH Division of Nutrition Research
Coordination
Chief, Nutritional Sciences Branch
National Institute of Diabetes and Digestive and
Kidney Diseases
Bethesda, MD

James P. Kiley, Ph.D.*
Director
Airway Biology and Disease Program
Division of Lung Diseases
National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute
National Institutes of Health
Bethesda, MD

Eva Obarzanek, Ph.D., R.D., M.P.H.*
Research Nutritionist
Prevention Scientific Research Group
Division of Epidemiology and Clinical Applications
National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute
National Institutes of Health
Bethesda, MD

Consultant

David Schriger, M.D., M.P.H., F.A.C.E.P.
Associate Professor
UCLA Emergency Medicine Center
University of California at Los Angeles
School of Medicine
Los Angeles, CA

San Antonio Cochrane Center

Elaine Chiquette, Pharm.D
V.A. Cochrane Center at San Antonio 
Audie L. Murphy Memorial Veterans Hospital 
San Antonio, TX 

Cynthia Mulrow, M.D., M.Sc.
V.A. Cochrane Center at San Antonio
Audie L. Murphy Memorial Veterans Hospital
San Antonio, TX

NHLBI Obesity Education Initiative Task Force Members

Adrienne Blount, B.S.
R.O.W. Sciences, Inc.
Rockville, MD

Maureen Harris, M.S., R.D.
R.O.W. Sciences, Inc.
Rockville, MD

Anna Hodgson, M.A.
R.O.W. Sciences, Inc.
Rockville, MD

Pat Moriarty, M.Ed., R.D.
R.O.W. Sciences, Inc.
Rockville, MD

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