Terry Huang is the Director of the Obesity Research Strategic Core at the Eunice Kennedy Shriver National Institute of Child Health and Human Development (NICHD), National Institutes of Health (NIH). Dr. Huang plays a major role in developing new research directions and funding priorities in the area of pediatric obesity at the NICHD and across the NIH. Currently, he is leading an agenda on global multilevel research in pediatric obesity and has special interest in society-biology interactions in obesity and chronic disease, multilevel prevention strategies, international health, pediatric metabolic syndrome, fetal and childhood antecedents of obesity and related disorders, and the translation of science to policy in obesity and chronic disease prevention. Dr. Huang is a Fellow of The Obesity Society (TOS) and the Councilor on the Pediatric Obesity Section of TOS. In addition, he serves on the 5-Member Senior Leadership Group of the NIH Obesity Research Task Force and represents the NICHD nationally and internationally on panels related to pediatric obesity. Dr. Huang also serves on the Steering Committee of the National Collaborative on Childhood Obesity Research (NCCOR) and as a Senior Scientific Advisor to childhood obesity programs funded by the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation. Dr. Huang is a graduate of the University of Southern California (Ph.D. degree in preventive medicine; M.P.H. degree in epidemiology and biostatistics) and McGill University (B.A. degree in psychology). Prior to joining the NIH, he served on the faculty of the University of Kansas Medical Center and Tufts University's Friedman School of Nutrition Science and Policy.
Biography Updated on 22 June 2009