Working Group on Future Research Directions in Childhood Obesity Prevention and Treatment

Roster- Presenters and Moderators

August 21-22, 2007
Pooks Hill Marriott
Bethesda, Maryland

Tom Baranowski, Ph.D.
Professor of Pediatrics
Baylor College of Medicine
One Baylor Plaza
Houston , TX 77030
Telephone: 713-798-6762
Email: tbaranow@bcm.tmc.edu
Robert Berkowitz, M.D.
Associate Professor of Psychiatry & Pediatrics
Medical Director of the Weight & Eating
Disorders Program
University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine
3600 Market Street, Suite 738
Philadelphia , PA 19104
Telephone: 215-662-2700
Email: rberk@mail.med.upenn.edu
Katherine K. Christoffel, M.D., M.P.H.
Professor of Pediatrics &
Preventive Medicine Director
Northwestern University
2300 Children’s Plaza, Box 157
Chicago , IL 60614
Telephone: 773-327-9521
Email: kkauferchristoffel@northwestern.edu
Linda Collins, Ph.D.
Professor and Director
The Methodology Center
Penn State University
0400 Calder Square II
University Park , PA 16802
Telephone: 814-865-7090
Email: lmcollins@psu.edu
Stephen Daniels, M.D.
Professor of Pediatrics & Chair
Preventive Medicine
University of Colorado School of Medicine
1056 East 19 th Ave , B065
Denver , CO 80218
Telephone: 303-837-2766
Email: Daniels.Stephen@tchden.org
Asst: Mary Lou Taylor
Email: taylor.marylou@tchden.org
Alan Delamater, Ph.D.
Professor
University of Miami School of Medicine
Department of Pediatrics
School of Medicine
P.O. Box 016820
Miami , FL 33101
Telephone: 305-243-6857
Email: adelamater@med.miami.edu
Myles Faith, Ph.D.
Assistant Professor of Pediatrics
University of Pennsylvania
PS –Weight Disorders
Blockley Hall
Philadelphia , PA 19104
Telephone: 215-898-2953
Email: mfaith@mail.med.upenn.edu
Steven Gortmaker, Ph.D.
Professor
Department of Society
Human Development and Health
Kresge Building
677 Huntington Avenue, 7 th Floor
Boston , MA 02115
Telephone: 617-432-1029
Email: sgortmak@hsph.harvard.edu
Mary Horlick, M.D., NIDDK
National Institute of Diabetes & Digestive &
Kidney Diseases
National Institutes of Health
6707 Democracy Blvd. MSC 5453
2DEM/679
Bethesda , Maryland 20892-5453
Telephone: 301-594-4726
Email: horlickm@niddk.nih.gov
Thomas Inge, M.D., Ph.D.
Associate Professor of Surgery and Pediatrics
Surgical Director, Comprehensive Weight Management Center
www.cincinnatichildrens.org/weight
Division of Pediatric General and Thoracic Surgery
Cincinnati Children's Hospital Medical Center
3333 Burnet Avenue, MLC 2023
Cincinnati, OH 45229-3039
Main Office Phone: 513-636-4371
Assistant: 513-636-4453
Backline: 513-6368714
Email: Thomas.inge@cchmc.org

Rae-Ellen Kavey, M.D., MPH
Senior Medical Officer
Coordinator, Pediatric Cardiovascular Risk Reduction Program
Division for the Application of Research Discoveries
National Institutes of Health
National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute
31 Center Drive, MSC 2480, Bldg. 31/4A10
Bethesda, Maryland 20892-2480
Telephone:301-496-6971
Email: kaveyr@nhlbi.nih.gov

Robert Klesges, Ph.D.
Professor
The University of Tennessee
Health Science Center
Preventive Medicine
66 No. Pauline, Ste. 633
Memphis, TN 38163
Telephone: 901-448-5900
Email: Bob.klesges@stjude.org

Nancy Krebs, M.D.
Assistant Professor
S/M Pediatrics – Section of Nutrition
University of Colorado
Campus Box C225
JFK Center, Room 3L05
4200 E. Ninth Avenue
Denver, CO 80262
Telephone: 303-315-7037
Email: Nancy.Krebs@uchs.edu
Shiriki Kumanyika, Ph.D., M.P.P
Professor of Epidemiology
Associate Dean
Health Promotion and Disease Prevention
University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine
CCEB, 8th Floor, Blockley Hall
423 Guardian Drive
Philadelphia, PA 19104
Telephone: 215-898-2629
Email: skumanyi@cceb.med.upenn.edu
Assistant: agillesp@mail.upenn.edu
Robert Lustig, M.D.
Professor of Clinical Pediatrics
Director, Weight Assessment for
Teen & Child Health at UCSF
University of California, San Francisco
513 Parnassus Avenue
San Francisco, CA 94143-0434
Campus Box 0434, S679
Telephone: 415-502-8672
Email: rlustig@peds.ucsf.edu
Brian McCrindle, M.D., FRCPC
Associate Professor
University of Toronto
The Hospital for Sick Children
Division of Cardiology
555 University of Avenue
Toronto, Ontario
M5G 1X8
Telephone: 416-813-7609
Email: brian.mccrindle@sickkids.ca

Eva Obarzanek, Ph.D., R.D.
Program Director
Clinical Applications and Prevention Branch
Division of Prevention and Population Sciences
National Heart, Blood, and Lung Institute
National Institutes of Health
6701 Rockledge Drive, MSC 7936
Bethesda, Maryland 20892
Email: obarzaneke@nhlbi.nih.gov

Kevin Patrick, M.D., M.S.
Professor
Department of Family & Preventive Medicine Editor-in-Chief
American Journal of Preventive Medicine
University of California, San Diego
9500 Gilman Drive MC 0811
La Jolla, California 92093-0811
Telephone: 858-457-7296
Email: kpatrick@ucsd.edu

Walter Pories, M.D., FACS
Chief, Metabolic Institute
Professor of Surgery, Biochemistry, Exercise and Sport Science – Brody School of Medicine
East Carolina University
600 Moye Blvd./Brody 4 West 48
Greenville, NC 27834
Telephone: 252-744-3290
Email: Pories@aol.com
Amelie Ramirez, Dr.PH
Dielmann Chair, Health Disparities and Community Outreach Research/Professor, Dept. of Epidemiology and Biostatistics/Director, Institute for Health Promotion Research University Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio
8201 Callaghan Rd., Suite 110
San Antonio, Texas 78230
Telephone: 210-348-0255
Email: ramirezag@uthscsa.edu
Ken Resnicow, Ph.D.
Professor
University of Michigan
School of Public Health
1420 Washington Heights (SPH II) Room 5009
Ann Arbor, MI 48109-2029
Telephone: 734-647-0212
Email: kresnic@umich.edu
Jim Sallis, Ph.D.
Professor of Psychology
San Diego State University
Director Active Learning Research
3900 Fifth Avenue, Suite 310
San Diego, CA 92103
Telephone: 619-260-5535
Email: sallis@mail.sdsu.edu
June Stevens, Ph.D.
Chair of the Department of Nutrition
Professor of Nutrition and Epidemiology
AICR/WCRF Distinguished Professor
University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
School of Public Health, CB# 7461
Chapel Hill, NC 27599-7461
Telephone: 919-966-7218
Email: June_Stevens@unc.edu
Assistant: Sherry@unc.edu

Mary Story, Ph.D., R.D.
Professor
University of Minnesota
Division of Epidemiology &
Community Health
1300 South Second Street
Suite 300
Minneapolis, MN 55454
Telephone: 612-626-8801
Email: story@epi.umn.edu
Elsie M. Taveras, M.D., M.P.H.
Assistant Professor
Department of Ambulatory Care and Prevention
Harvard Medical School and
Harvard Pilgrim Health Care
133 Brookline Avenue, 6th floor
Boston, MA 02215
Telephone: 617- 509-9928
Email: Elsie_Taveras@harvardpilgrim.org

Linda Van Horn, Ph.D., R.D.
Professor, Preventive Medicine and
Associate Dean for Faculty Development
Northwestern University
Feinberg School of Medicine
680 N Lake Shore Drive Suite 1102
Chicago , IL 60611
Telephone: 312-908-8938
Email: lvanhorn@northwestern.edu

Donald Williamson, Ph.D.
John S. McI1henny Endowed Professor
Pennington Biomedical Research Center
6400 Perkins Road
Baton Rouge, LA 70808
Telephone: 225-763-3045
Email: WilliaDA@pbrc.edu
Meg Zeller, Ph.D.
Associate Professor of Pediatrics
Division of Behavioral Medicine and Clinical Psychology
University of Cincinnati College of Medicine
Cincinnati Children’s Medical Center
3333 Burnet Avenue, MLC 3015
Cincinnati, OH 45229-3039
Telephone: 513-636-2712
Email: meg.zeller@cchmc.org
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