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NHLBI Obesity Education Initiative Expert Panel on the Identification, Evaluation, and Treatment of Obesity in Adults (US). Clinical Guidelines on the Identification, Evaluation, and Treatment of Overweight and Obesity in Adults: The Evidence Report. Bethesda (MD): National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute; 1998 Sep.

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Clinical Guidelines on the Identification, Evaluation, and Treatment of Overweight and Obesity in Adults: The Evidence Report.

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Contributors

NHLBI Obesity Education Initiative Expert Panel on the Identification, Evaluation, and Treatment of Overweight and Obesity in Adults

  • F. Xavier Pi-Sunyer, M.D., M.P.H.
    Chair of the Panel
    Chief, Endocrinology, Diabetes, and Nutrition
    Director, Obesity Research Center
    St. Luke's/Roosevelt Hospital Center
    Professor of Medicine
    Columbia University College of Physicians and Surgeons
    New York, NY
  • Diane M. Becker, Sc.D., M.P.H.
    Director
    Center for Health Promotion
    Associate Professor
    Department of Medicine
    The Johns Hopkins University
    Baltimore, MD
  • Claude Bouchard, Ph.D.
    Professor of Exercise Physiology
    Physical Activity Sciences
    Laboratory
    Laval University
    Sainte Foy, Quebec
    CANADA
  • Richard A. Carleton, M.D.
    Professor of Medicine
    Brown University School of Medicine
    Pawtucket, RI
  • Graham A. Colditz, M.D., Dr.P.H.
    Associate Professor of Medicine
    Harvard Medical School
    Channing Laboratory
    Boston, MA
  • William H. Dietz, M.D., Ph.D.
    Director
    Division of Nutrition and Physical Activity
    National Center for Chronic Disease Prevention and Health Promotion
    Centers for Disease Control and Prevention
    Atlanta, GA
  • John P. Foreyt, Ph.D.
    Professor of Medicine and Director
    Nutrition Research Clinic
    Baylor College of Medicine
    Houston, TX
  • Robert J. Garrison, Ph.D.
    Associate Professor
    Department of Preventive Medicine
    University of Tennessee, Memphis
    Memphis, TN
  • Scott M. Grundy, M.D., Ph.D.
    Director
    Center for Human Nutrition
    University of Texas
    Southwestern Medical Center at Dallas
    Dallas, TX
  • Barbara C. Hansen, Ph.D.
    Professor of Physiology
    Director of Obesity and Diabetes Research Center
    University of Maryland School of Medicine
    Baltimore, MD
  • Millicent Higgins, M.D.
    Department of Epidemiology
    School of Public Health
    University of Michigan
    Ann Arbor, MI
  • James O. Hill, Ph.D.
    Associate Director of Research
    Center for Human Nutrition
    University of Colorado Health Sciences Center
    Denver, CO
  • Barbara V. Howard, Ph.D.
    President
    Medlantic Research Institute
    Washington, DC
  • Robert C. Klesges, Ph.D.
    Professor
    University of Memphis Prevention Center
    University of Memphis
    Memphis, TN
  • Robert J. Kuczmarski, Dr.P.H., R.D.
    Nutrition Analyst
    National Center for Health Statistics
    Centers for Disease Control and Prevention
    Hyattsville, MD
  • Shiriki Kumanyika, Ph.D., R.D., M.P.H.
    Professor and Head
    Department of Human Nutrition and Dietetics
    The University of Illinois at Chicago
    Chicago, IL
  • R. Dee Legako, M.D.
    Prime Care Canyon Park Family Physicians, Inc.
    Edmond, OK
  • T. Elaine Prewitt, Dr.P.H., R.D.
    Assistant Professor
    Department of Preventive Medicine and Epidemiology
    Loyola University Medical Center
    Maywood, IL
  • Albert P. Rocchini, M.D.
    Chief of Cardiology
    University of Michigan Medical Center
    Ann Arbor, MI
  • Philip L. Smith, M.D.
    Professor of Medicine
    Division of Pulmonary and Critical Care Medicine
    The Johns Hopkins Asthma and Allergy Center
    Baltimore, MD
  • Linda G. Snetselaar, Ph.D., R.D.
    Associate Professor
    Head of Preventive Nutrition Education
    Department of Preventive Medicine
    University of Iowa
    Iowa City, IA
  • James R. Sowers, M.D.
    Professor of Medicine and Physiology
    Director
    Division of Endocrinology, Metabolism, and Hypertension
    Wayne State University School of Medicine
    University Health Center
    Detroit, MI
  • Michael Weintraub, M.D.
    Director
    Office of Drug Evaluation V
    Food and Drug Administration
    Rockville, MD
  • David F. Williamson, Ph.D., M.S.
    Epidemiologist
    Division of Diabetes Translation
    Centers for Disease Control and Prevention
    Chamblee, GA
  • G. Terence Wilson, Ph.D.
    Oscar K. Buros Professor of Psychology
    Director, Rutgers Eating Disorders Clinic
    Piscataway, NJ

Ex-Officio Members

  • Clarice D. Brown, M.S.
    Project Manager
    CODA Research, Inc.
    Silver Spring, MD
  • Karen A. Donato, M.S., R.D.*
    Executive Director of the Panel
    Coordinator
    NHLBI Obesity Education Initiative
    National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute
    National Institutes of Health
    Bethesda, MD
  • Nancy Ernst, Ph.D., R.D.*
    Nutrition Coordinator
    Office of the Director
    Division of Epidemiology and Clinical Applications
    National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute
    National Institutes of Health
    Bethesda, MD
  • D. Robin Hill, Ph.D.*
    Social Science Analyst
    Behavioral Medicine Branch
    Division of Epidemiology and Clinical Applications
    National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute
    National Institutes of Health
    Bethesda, MD
  • Michael J. Horan, M.D., Sc.M.*
    Director
    Division of Heart and Vascular Diseases
    National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute
    National Institutes of Health
    Bethesda, MD
  • Van S. Hubbard, M.D., Ph.D.
    Director, NIH Division of Nutrition Research Coordination
    Chief, Nutritional Sciences Branch
    National Institute of Diabetes and Digestive and Kidney Diseases
    National Institutes of Health Bethesda, MD
  • James P. Kiley, Ph.D.*
    Director
    Airway Biology and Disease Program
    Division of Lung Diseases
    National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute
    National Institutes of Health
    Bethesda, MD
  • Eva Obarzanek, Ph.D., R.D., M.P.H.*
    Research Nutritionist
    Prevention Scientific Research Group
    Division of Epidemiology and Clinical Applications
    National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute
    National Institutes of Health
    Bethesda, MD

Consultant

  • David Schriger, M.D., M.P.H., F.A.C.E.P.
    Associate Professor
    UCLA Emergency Medicine Center
    University of California at Los Angeles
    School of Medicine
    Los Angeles, CA

San Antonio Cochrane Center

  • Elaine Chiquette, Pharm.D.
    V.A. Cochrane Center at San Antonio
    Audie L. Murphy Memorial Veterans Hospital
    San Antonio, TX
  • Cynthia Mulrow, M.D., M.Sc.
    V.A. Cochrane Center at San Antonio
    Audie L. Murphy Memorial Veterans Hospital
    San Antonio, TX

Staff

  • Adrienne Blount, B.S.
    R.O.W. Sciences, Inc.
    Rockville, MD
  • Maureen Harris, M.S., R.D.
    R.O.W. Sciences, Inc.
    Rockville, MD
  • Anna Hodgson, M.A.
    R.O.W. Sciences, Inc.
    Rockville, MD
  • Pat Moriarty, M.Ed., R.D.
    R.O.W. Sciences, Inc.
    Rockville, MD

The panel acknowledges the assistance of Dr. Rashid Chotani, Johns Hopkins University; Dr. Robert Klesges, University of Memphis; Dr. Walter Pories, East Carolina University; Dr. Ivan Baines, NHLBI; Dr. Christine Kelly, NHLBI; Glen Bennett, NHLBI; Dr. Fred Heydrick, BioReview; Debbie Lurie, Prospect Associates; Estelle Schwalb, Prospect Associates; Lori McCray, R.O.W. Sciences, Inc.; and Niyati Pandya, R.O.W. Sciences, Inc.

Footnotes

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NHLBI Obesity Education Initiative Task Force Members

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