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Comprehensive Program on Obesity Team

Through NYU Langone’s Comprehensive Program on Obesity, a team of researchers, clinicians, and administrators works together to advance the study and treatment of obesity.

Our Team

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Brian D. Elbel, MPH, PhD

Director, Comprehensive Program on Obesity
Professor, Departments of Population Health and Medicine

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Melanie R. Jay, MD

Co-Director, Comprehensive Program on Obesity
Associate Professor, Departments of Population Health and Medicine

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Silvia Curado, PhD, MSc

Program Director, Comprehensive Program on Obesity
Research Assistant Professor, Department of Cell Biology

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Courtney Abrams, MA

Acting Administrative Director, Comprehensive Program on Obesity

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Holly F. Lofton, MD

Clinical Lead and Fellowship Director, Comprehensive Program on Obesity
Clinical Associate Professor, Departments of Surgery and Medicine

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Mary J. Messito, MD

Director of Pediatric Studies, Comprehensive Program on Obesity
Clinical Associate Professor, Department of Pediatrics

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Sally Vanegas, PhD

Research Program Manager, Comprehensive Program on Obesity

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Christine J. Ren-Fielding, MD

Chief of Bariatric Surgery Initiatives, Comprehensive Program on Obesity
Professor, Department of Surgery

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Yindalon Aphinyanaphongs, MD, PhD

Assistant Professor, Departments of Population Health and Medicine

Benedict Guzman, MS
Data Scientist

Akash Gujral, MS
Research Associate

Gabriela Valverde
Research Coordinator

Elkay Jose
Fellowship Program Coordinator

Gabrielle Maranga
Research Manager

Shanna A. Tucker, MD
Clinical Fellow, Comprehensive Program on Obesity
Teaching Assistant, Department of Medicine

Affiliated Faculty

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Jose O. Aleman, MD, PhD

Assistant Professor, Department of Medicine

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Clancy Blair, MPH, PhD

The Bezos Family Foundation Professor of Population Health, Department of Population Health

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Marie Bragg, PhD

Assistant Professor, Department of Population Health

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Laurie M. Brotman, PhD

The Bezos Family Foundation Professor of Early Childhood Development, Department of Population Health
Professor, Department of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry

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Kenneth D. Carr, PhD

Professor, Departments of Psychiatry and Biochemistry and Molecular Pharmacology

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Lung-Chi Chen, PhD

Professor, Department of Environmental Medicine

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Carolyn Dimitri, PhD

Associate Professor, Department of Nutrition and Food Studies, NYU

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Edward A. Fisher, MD, PhD, MPH

The Leon H. Charney Professor of Cardiovascular Medicine, Department of Medicine

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Ira J. Goldberg, MD

The Clarissa and Edgar Bronfman Jr. Professor of Endocrinology, Department of Medicine

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Rachel S. Gross, MD

Assistant Professor, Departments of Pediatrics and Population Health

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Richard B. Hayes, DDS, MPH, PhD

Professor, Departments of Population Health and Environmental Medicine

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Sean P. Heffron, MD

Assistant Professor, Department of Medicine

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Richard E. Heyman, PhD

Professor, Department of Cariology and Comprehensive Care, NYU College of Dentistry

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Nadia S. Islam, PhD

Associate Professor, Department of Population Health

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Girardin Jean-Louis, PhD

Professor, Departments of Population Health and Psychiatry

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Julia Lane, PhD

Professor, NYU Wagner Graduate School of Public Service

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Aisha Langford, MPH, PhD

Assistant Professor, Department of Population Health

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Huilin Li, PhD

Associate Professor, Departments of Population Health and Environmental Medicine

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Susan Kohl Malone, PhD, MSN

Assistant Professor, NYU Rory Meyers College of Nursing

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Devin Mann, MD

Associate Professor, Departments of Population Health and Medicine

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Gail D. Melkus, EdD, ANP, FAAN

Vice Dean for Research and the Florence and William Downs Professor in Nursing Research, NYU Rory Meyers College of Nursing

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Kathryn J. Moore, PhD

The Jean and David Blechman Professor of Cardiology, Department of Medicine and Professor, Department of Cell Biology

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Elisabetta Mueller, PhD

Associate Professor, Departments of Medicine and Pathology

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Anna Nolan, MD

Associate Professor, Departments of Medicine and Environmental Medicine

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Olugbenga G. Ogedegbe, MD, MPH

The Dr. Adolph and Margaret Berger Professor of Medicine and Population Health, Department of Medicine

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Ricardo M. Osorio Suarez, MD

Associate Professor, Department of Psychiatry

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Zhiheng Pei, MD, PhD

Associate Professor, Departments of Pathology and Medicine

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Jennifer Pomeranz, MPH, JD

Assistant Professor, Department of Public Health Policy and Management, NYU School of Global Public Health

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Ravichandran Ramasamy, PhD

Professor, Departments of Medicine and Biochemistry and Molecular Pharmacology

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Narjes Sharif Razavian, PhD

Assistant Professor, Departments of Population Health and Radiology

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Margaret E. Rice, PhD

Professor, Departments of Neurosurgery and Neuroscience and Physiology

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Ann Marie Schmidt, MD

The Dr. Iven Young Professor of Endocrinology, Department of Medicine

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Antoinette M. Schoenthaler, EdD

Associate Professor, Departments of Population Health and Medicine

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Mark D. Schwartz, MD

Professor, Departments of Population Health and Medicine

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Azizi A. Seixas, PhD

Assistant Professor, Departments of Population Health and Psychiatry

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Mary A. Sevick, ScD

Professor, Departments of Population Health and Medicine

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Donna Shelley, MD, MPH

Adjunct Professor, Department of Population Health

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Amy Michelle Smith Slep, PhD

Professor, Department of Cariology and Comprehensive Care, NYU College of Dentistry

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Tanya M. Spruill, PhD

Associate Professor, Departments of Population Health and Medicine

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Lorna E. Thorpe, MPH, PhD

Professor, Department of Population Health

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Howard Trachtman, MD

Professor, Department of Pediatrics

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Leonardo Trasande, MD, MPP

Professor, Departments of Pediatrics, Environmental Medicine, and Population Health

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Chau Trinh-Shevrin, DrPH

Professor, Departments of Population Health and Medicine

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Andrea B. Troxel, ScD

Professor, Department of Population Health

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Aristotelis Tsirigos, PhD

Professor, Department of Pathology

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Alexandra Ursache, PhD

Assistant Professor, Department of Population Health

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Kathleen Woolf, PhD

Associate Professor, Department of Nutrition and Food Studies, NYU

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Shonna Yin, MD

Associate Professor, Departments of Pediatrics and Population Health

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Anne Zeleniuch-Jacquot

Professor, Departments of Population Health and Environmental Medicine