Professor Terry Huang | World Obesity Federation

Professor Terry Huang

Terry Huang is Professor at the City University of New York Graduate School of Public Health and Health Policy. He chaired the Department of Health Promotion at the University of Nebraska Medical Center (UNMC) from 2010-2014. In addition, Dr. Huang is Co-Founder and Senior Advisor of the National Collaborative on Childhood Obesity Research (NCCOR), which coordinates activities across the National Institutes of Health (NIH), Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, U.S. Department of Agriculture, and the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation.

For his work with NCCOR, Dr. Huang received the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services Secretary’s Innovation Award in 2010 and the NIH Director’s Award in 2011. In addition, he received the National Cancer Institute Award of Merit in 2012 and was named UNMC Distinguished Scientist in 2013. He is an alumnus of the American Swiss Foundation Young Leaders Program. Dr. Huang holds a PhD in Preventive Medicine and an MPH from the University of Southern California, and a BA in Psychology from McGill University. He is Board Certified in Public Health (CPH) and Fellow, Councilor, and Past Program Chair of The Obesity Society. He is also VP North America of the World Obesity Federation.

Prior to returning to academia, Dr. Huang was Director of the Obesity Research Strategic Core at the Eunice Kennedy Shriver National Institute of Child Health and Human Development where he developed new national research directions and funding priorities. Dr. Huang is a global leader on creative solutions for obesity and chronic disease, systems-oriented prevention strategies, cross-sectoral partnerships, and the translation of science to policy. Dr. Huang has lectured extensively on these topics and published over 100 articles.

He has also served as a consultant or expert for the Institute of Medicine, Robert Wood Johnson Foundation, Global Alliance for Improved Nutrition, Access to Nutrition Foundation, EPODE International Network, The Australian Prevention Partnership Center, Victoria Health Department (Australia), The Johns Hopkins University Global Obesity Prevention Center, and Deakin University, among other notable organizations.

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