Speakers at ICG-13

Dr. Frank Hu is Chair of Department of Nutrition, Fredrick J. Stare Professor of Nutrition and Epidemiology at Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health and Professor of Medicine, Harvard Medical School and Brigham and Women’s Hospital.  He is an elected member of U.S. National Academy of Medicine. Dr. Hu is Co-director of the Program in Obesity Epidemiology and Prevention at Harvard and Director of Boston Nutrition and Obesity Research Center (BNORC) Epidemiology and Genetics Core. Dr. Hu received his MD from Tongji Medical University (now Tongji Medical College, Huazhong University of Science and Technology) in Wuhan, China and a PhD in Epidemiology from University of Illinois at Chicago. His research is mainly focused on nutritional epidemiology and prevention cardiometabolic diseases, gene-environment interactions, and metabolomics. He has published numerous high-impact papers (H-index 225) 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 (2010). He has served on the Institute of Medicine Committee on Preventing the Global Epidemic of Cardiovascular Disease and the 2015 U.S. Dietary Guidelines Advisory Committee.

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