Dr. Carolyn W. Miles : NIDDK

Dr. Carolyn W. Miles

Div. Digestive Diseases and Nutrition
NIDDK, National Institutes of Health
Building 2DEM, Room 665
6707 Democracy Blvd.
Bethesda, MD 20892
Tel: 301-451-3759
Fax: 301-480-8300
Email: milesc@mail.nih.gov

Current Position:

Director, Clinical Obesity and Nutrition Program


Concurrent Positions:

Program Director: Clinical Nutrition Research Units and Obesity Nutrition Research


Project Scientist: Longitudinal Assessment of Bariatric Surgery Consortium

Current Portfolio/Responsibilities:

Manage Clinical Obesity and Nutrition research portfolio (biomedical and behavioral

aspects of obesity and nutrition). This portfolio encompasses clinical studies of obesity

investigating appetite and food intake, energy expenditure (including physical activity),

body composition, or impact of obesity and its treatment (medical/surgical therapies) on

metabolic factors, psychosocial factors, or co-morbid conditions in adults; the

physiological and metabolic consequences of weight loss or weight gain; the effects of

exercise and diet composition on appetite and weight control; and the individual

variability in energy utilization and thermogenesis in humans; Serve as Program

Director of the Clinical Nutrition Research Units (CNRU) and Obesity Nutrition

Research Centers (ONRC). Serve as Project Scientist of the Longitudinal Assessment of

Bariatric Surgery (LABS), a multi site clinical study of bariatric surgery.

Previous Training and Experience:

Ph.D. Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University (1977)

Assistant Professor, Department of Foods, Nutrition and Institution Administration,

University of Maryland (1980 – 1981)

Nutritionist, Energy and Protein Nutrition Laboratory, Beltsville Human Nutrition

Research Center, USDA (1981-1990)

Nutritionist, Center for Food Safety and Applied Nutrition, FDA (1990 – 1999)

Scientific Review Administrator, Review Branch, NIDDK (1999 – 2004)

Program Director, NIDDK (2004 – Present)

Committees/ Working Groups:

NIDDK Obesity Research Working Group

NIDDK Clinical Trials Working Group (CTWG)

R34/U01 Subcommittee of CTWG (Chair)

Nutrition Coordinating Committee (NCC) - (NIDDK Representative)

Nutrition Subcommittee of NCC

Page last updated: September 01, 2007

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