Frank Hu, MD, PhD

Frank Hu

Frank Hu, MD, PhD is chairman of the department of nutrition, professor of nutrition and epidemiology, and co-director of the obesity epidemiology and prevention program at Harvard T. H. Chan School of Public Health. He also serves as a professor of Medicine at Harvard Medical School and Brigham and Women’s Hospital. He is as 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. Frank 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, cardiovascular disease as well as gene-environment interactions. He has published more than 800 original papers and reviews and a textbook on obesity epidemiology (Oxford University Press 2008). He is the recipient of the Kelly West Award for Outstanding Achievement in Epidemiology by American Diabetes Association in 2010. He has served on the Institute of Medicine (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 and Endocrinology, Diabetes Care, and Clinical Chemistry and was elected to the National Academy of Medicine (formerly IOM) in 2015. (Boston, MA)