Thursday, October 29, 2020 - 1:00pm to 2:00pmOnline
Thursday, October 29, 2020 at 1:00-2:00 PM
Dr. Hu is the Fredrick J. Stare Professor of Nutrition and Epidemiology and Chair of the Department of Nutrition at Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health. He is also Professor of Medicine, Harvard Medical School and Channing Division of Network Medicine, BWH; Director of the Boston Nutrition Obesity Research Center (BNORC) Epidemiology and Genetics Core; and Co-Director of the Program in Obesity Epidemiology and Prevention, HSPH. Dr. Hu received his MD from Tongji Medical College in China and 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 and a textbook on Obesity Epidemiology. Dr. Hu is the recipient of the Kelly West Award for Outstanding Achievement in Epidemiology by the ADA. 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.