Dr. Robert Kuczmarski : NIDDK

Dr. Robert Kuczmarski

NIDDK, National Institutes of Health
Building 2DEM, Room 673
6707 Democracy Blvd.
Bethesda, MD 20892
Tel: 301-451-8354
Fax: 301-480-8300
Email: kuczmarskir@mail.nih.gov

Current Position:

Director, Obesity Prevention and Treatment Program

Concurrent Positions:
Program Officer, U. S. Japan Nutrition and Metabolism Panel

Current Portfolio/Responsibilities:

Direct a program consisting primarily of human clinical trial intervention research

studies on biomedical, behavioral, societal, and environmental approaches to the

prevention and treatment of inappropriate weight gain and obesity. Develop initiatives

and administer grants in research areas including physical activity and sedentary

behaviors, diet, and other environmental influences on obesity in populations at high

risk for overweight and obesity, with an emphasis on prevention of overweight in youth.

Program includes surgical and pharmacological interventions. Serve as U.S. Secretariat

for Nutrition and Metabolism Panel of the U.S.-Japan Cooperative Medical Science


Previous Training and Experience:

School of Public Health, University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill:

Dr.P.H., Nutrition (1985); M.P.H., Nutrition (1978); M.S.P.H., Parasitology and

Laboratory Practice (1975)

NHLBI Lipid Research Clinic Program, Central Patient Registry & Coordinating


Nutrition Researcher (1981-1984); Post-Doctoral Fellow (1985)

National Health and Nutrition Examination Survey (NHANES), National Center for

Health Statistics, CDC: Nutritionist/Health Statistician (anthropometry, body

composition, U.S overweight/obesity prevalence, pediatric growth charts (1985-2001)

Registered Dietitian, American Dietetic Association (1983)

Licensed Dietitian, State of Maryland (1988)

Committees/ Working Groups:

Interagency Working Group on Overweight and Obesity Research of the National

Science and Technology Council, Committee on Science

Behavioral and Environmental Subcommittee of the NIH Obesity Research Task Force

Trans-NIH Physical Activity Working Group

Nutrition, Growth, and Pubertal Development Working Group for the National

Children’s Study

NIDDK Office of Obesity Research, Trans-Divisional Obesity Research Working


NIDDK Clinical Studies Working Group

Other Activities:

American Dietetic Association Obesity Steering Committee

American Dietetic Association Research Advisory Board

AMA/HRSA/CDC Expert Committee on the Assessment, Prevention and Management

of Child and Adolescent Overweight and Obesity (NIH Liaison)

Page last updated: September 01, 2007

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