Scientific Investigators and Collaborators in the IOC

25 scientific investigators and collaborators from five countries comprise the International Obesity Consortium. Each group has expertise in obesity and nutrition research and is committed to conducting research studies to help reduce the prevalence of obesity in their country.

BRAZIL
Physician Hospital das Clinicas Ribeirao Preto, Sao Paul University, Ribeirao Preto, /SP

Vivian M. M. Suen, PhD.
Maria Cristina Foss de Freitas, PhD
Milton Cesar Foss, PhD.
Rosa Wanda Diez Garcia, PhD
Andressa Triffoni, M.S
Durval Ribas Filho, MD

CHINA
Institute of Genetics and Developmental Biology, Chinese Academy of Sciences, Beijing
Chaoqun Niu John Speakman, PhD. Professor
Lina Zhang, Assistant Professor
Juan Zhang, Assistant Professor

FINLAND
Institution of Public Health and Clinical Nutrition, University of Eastern Finland, Kuopio

Leila Karhunen, Adjunct Professor
Jussi Pihlajamaki
, MD, PhD. Professor in Clinical Nutrition
Ursula Schwab, PhD, adjunct professor in clinical nutrition

GHANA
Department of Nutrition and Food Science at the University of Ghana, Legon-Accra

Matilda Steiner-Asiedu, PhD, MPH. Associate Professor; Department of Nutrition and Food Science, University of Ghana, Legon-Accra, Ghana.

INDIA
St John’s Research Institute, St. John’s National Academy of Health Sciences, Bangalor
Rebecca Kuriyan, PhD, Head Clinical Nutrition and Assistant Professor
Anura Kurpad, MD. Head, Division of Nutrition, Professor of Physiology, Adjunct Professor of Medicine

KUWAIT
Food and Nutrition Program, Kuwait Institute for Scientific Research

Dr. Kazi M. Jamil, Associate Research Scientist

USA
USDA Human Nutrition Research Center on Aging, Tufts University, Boston, MA

Susan B. Roberts,  PhD. Director, Energy Metabolism Laboratory, USDA Nutrition Center and Professor of Nutrition, Tufts University, Professor of Psychiatry, Tufts Medical School
Sai Krupa Das, PhD. Scientist II, Energy Metabolism Laboratory and Assistant Professor, School of Nutrition, Tufts University
Cheryl Gilhooly, PhD., MPH, RD, Manager, Dietary Assessment Unit, Tufts Human Nutrition Research Center
Alice  Lichtenstein, DSc. Director, Cardiovascular Nutrition Laboratory, USDA Nutrition Center, and Professor of Nutrition, Tufts University.
Will Masters, PhD. Professor and Chair, Department of Food and Nutrition Policy, Friedman School of Nutrition Science and Policy, Tufts University
Simin  Meydani,
DVM, PhD. Director, USDA Nutrition Center and Professor of Nutrition, Tufts University
Nicola McKeown,  PhD. Scientist II and Assistant Professor, Epidemiology Laboratory, USDA Nutrition Center, Tufts University
Edward Saltzman, MD. Chair of the Department of Nutrition Sciences, and Scientist II, USDA Nutrition Center, Tufts University, Associate Professor of Medicine, Tufts Medical School, and Chief of the Division of Clinical Nutrition, Tufts Medical Center
Tammy Scott, PhD. Scientist II and Assistant Professor, Cognitive Function Laboratory, USDA Nutrition Center, Tufts University
Roger Fielding, Ph.D., Senior Scientist and Director, Nutrition, Exercise Physiology, and Sarcopenia Laboratory, USDA Nutrition Center, Tufts University

USA
Tufts University Friedman School of Nutrition Science and Policy, Boston, MA

Dariush Mozaffarian, M.D., Dr.P.H., Dean of the Gerald J. and Dorothy R.  Friedman School of Nutrition Science and Policy
Chris Economos
, Ph.D., The New Balance Chair in Childhood Nutrition; Associate Professor, Friedman School of Nutrition Science and Policy
Gitanjali Singh,  Research Assistant Professor, Gerald J. and Dorothy R.  Friedman School of Nutrition Science and Policy

USA
Tufts University School of Engineering, Medford, MA

Fiorenzo Omenetto
, Ph.D., Professor of biomedical engineering at Tufts University School of Engineering and adjunct professor of physics in the School of Arts and Sciences

USA
Tufts University Medical School, Boston, MA

Anastassios Pittas
, MD,  Associate Professor of Medicine and Program Director, Tufts Clinical and Translational Science Institute, Tufts Medical School

USA
University of Georgia, Athens, GA

Alex Kojo Anderson,
PhD. MPH, Associate Professor of Foods and Nutrition

USA
Lehigh University, Bethlehem, PA

Chad Meyerhoerfer, PhD, Associate Professor, Department of Economics