Terry Huang is Professor at the City University of New York School of Public Health and at the University of Nebraska Medical Center (UNMC) College of Public Health. He chaired the Department of Health Promotion at UNMC from 2010 to 2014. In addition, Dr. Huang is cofounder and senior advisor of the National Collaborative on Childhood Obesity Research (NCCOR), which coordinates activities across the National Institutes of Health (NIH), Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, U.S. Department of Agriculture, and the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation. Prior to returning to academia, Dr. Huang was Director of the Obesity Research Strategic Core at the Eunice Kennedy Shriver National Institute of Child Health and Human Development where he played a leading role in developing new national research directions and funding priorities. Dr. Huang is a global leader on creative solutions for obesity and chronic disease, systems-oriented prevention strategies targeting both the supply of and demand for health, cross-sectoral partnerships, and the translation of science to policy. Dr. Huang has published and lectured extensively on these topics. He has also served as a consultant or expert for the Institute of Medicine, Global Alliance for Improved Nutrition, Access to Nutrition Foundation, EPODE International Network, among other notable organizations. For his work with NCCOR, Dr. Huang received the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services Secretary’s Innovation Award in 2010 and the NIH Director’s Award in 2011. In addition, he received the National Cancer Institute Award of Merit in 2012 and was named UNMC Distinguished Scientist in 2013. He is an alumnus of the American Swiss Foundation Young Leaders Program. Dr. Huang holds a Ph.D. degree in preventive medicine and an M.P.H. degree from the University of Southern California, Los Angeles, CA, USA, and a B.A. degree in psychology from McGill University, Montreal, QC, Canada. He is board certified in public health (CPH) and Fellow and program Chair of The Obesity Society.
Biography Updated on 11 October 2014