Dr. Susan Yanovski : NIDDK

Dr. Susan Yanovski

NIDDK, National Institutes of Health
Building 2DEM, Room 675
6707 Democracy Blvd.
Bethesda, MD 20892
Tel: 301-594-8882
Fax: 301-480-8300
Email: yanovskis@mail.nih.gov

Current Position:

Co-Director, Office of Obesity Research

Concurrent Positions:

Director, Obesity and Eating Disorders Program

Executive Director, NIDDK Clinical Obesity Research Panel

Current Portfolio/Responsibilities:

Coordinate obesity-related research activities across NIDDK, manage Obesity and Eating Disorders research portfolio, serve as Scientific Advisor to Look AHEAD and Longitudinal Assessment of Bariatric Surgery studies, serve as resource on clinical obesity-related research for NIDDK, chair semi-annual meetings of NIDDK Clinical Obesity Research Panel

Previous Training and Experience:

M.D., University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia (1981-1985)

Residency, Family Medicine, Thomas Jefferson University, Philadelphia (1985-1988)

Fellowship, Primary Care Research, Thomas Jefferson University, Philadelphia (1988-


Fellowship, Eating Disorders Research, Clinical Neuroendocrinology Branch, NIMH,

Bethesda, MD (1989-1992)

Special Expert, NIDDK 1992-1995

Medical Officer, Research, NIDDK 1995-Present

Board Certified in Family Medicine

Board Certified in Clinical Nutrition

Committees/ Working Groups:

NIH Obesity Research Task Force
NIDDK Clinical Obesity Research Panel (Executive Director)

NIDDK Obesity Research Working Group (Co-Chair)

VA/HHS Obesity Initiative
OSTP Obesity Interagency Working Group

AHRQ Interagency Work Group on Obesity

Other Activities:

Editorial Board, American Journal of Clinical Nutrition

Editorial Board, Eating Behaviors


Intramural Research:

Conduct intramural clinical research on obesity in Unit on Growth and Obesity, NICHD

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