Harvard Medical School Division of Nutrition

Advisory Committee

Frank Hu, M.D., Ph.D.

Elizabeth G. Armstrong, Ph.D Professor of Nutrition and Epidemiology Chair, Department of Nutrition

Professor of Medicine, Harvard Medical School and Channing Division of Network Medicine, Brigham and Women’s Hospital

Director, Boston Nutrition Obesity Research Center (BNORC)
Epidemiology and Genetics Core

Co-Director, Program in Obesity Epidemiology and Prevention, HSPH

Director, Harvard Transdisciplinary Research in Energetics and Cancer Center (TREC)

Dr. Hu received his MD from Tongji Medical College in China and a PhD in Epidemiology from University of Illinois at Chicago. His research is mainly focused on nutritional and lifestyle epidemiology and prevention of obesity, diabetes, and cardiovascular disease as well as gene-environment interactions and nutritional metabolomics. He has published more than 800 original papers and reviews (H-index 206) and a textbook on Obesity Epidemiology (Oxford University Press 2008).

Dr. Hu is the recipient of the Kelly West Award for Outstanding Achievement in Epidemiology by American Diabetes Association (20 I 0). He has served on the IOM Committee on Preventing the Global Epidemic of Cardiovascular Disease, the AHA/ ACC Obesity Guideline Expert Panel, and the 2015 Dietary Guidelines Advisory Committee, USDA/HHS. He currently serves on the editorial board of Lancet Diabetes & Endocrinology, Diabetes Care, and Clinical Chemistry. Dr. Hu was elected to the National Academy of Medicine in 2015.

Dr. Frank Hu
655 Huntington Avenue
Building II 3rd Floor
Boston, MA 02115

Phone: (617) 432-0113

E-mail: frank.hu@channing.harvard.edu

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