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Senior Scientist and Director
Energy Metabolism Laboratory
Phone: (617) 556-3238
Fax: (617) 556-3234



Ph.D., Nutrition, University of Cambridge, England

Research Focus
Dietary, behavioral and cultural determinants of body fatness, and development of behavioral programs for weight loss and prevention of weight regain. This work is currently being conducted both in worksites and military families in the U.S, and also in different population groups internationally (China, Brazil, India and Italy). In addition, new formulations of foods for prevention and treatment of malnutrition across the lifecycle (U.S. and Guinea Bissau), in particular to reduce susceptibility to obesity and improve cognition.

Academic Appointments
Professor, Nutrition, Gerald J. and Dorothy R. Friedman School of Nutrition Science and Policy at Tufts University
Professor, Psychiatry, Tufts University School of Medicine
Senior Staff Member in Pediatrics, Tufts University School of Medicine

Selected Professional Affiliations
Dietary Reference Intakes Macronutrient Panel
Appointments and Promotions Committee, Jean Mayer USDA Human Nutrition Research Center on Aging

Current Research Projects
• USDA/ARS:  Energy Regulation
• Army Research Office (DOD): Intervention for Sustainable Weight Loss in Military Families

PubMed publications out of >200
Full publication list of Dr. Roberts