Lancet Obesity Commissioners


The Lancet Commission on Obesity will be chaired by Boyd Swinburn and Bill Dietz


Boyd Swinburn


The University of Auckland           

New Zealand

Bill Dietz  


University of George Washington   




The additional commissioners are shown below.

Commissioner Name Title Affiliation Country

Vincent Atkins

LDC Trade Policy/Technical Advisor CARICOM Office of Trade Negotiations Barbados
Alejandro Calvillo Director El Poder del Consumidor A.C. Mexico
Olivier de Schutter     Professor Center for Philosophy of Law, Université catholique de Louvain Belgium
Majid Ezzati       Chair in Global Environmental Health Imperial College London United Kingdom
Sharon Friel


Professor of Health Equity

Regulatory Institutions Network

Australian National University

Shifalika Goenka Associate Professor Public Health Institute of India India
Ross Hammond Director Center on Social Dynamics and Policy, The Brookings Institution USA
Gerard Hastings


Emeritus Professor

Institute for Social Marketing, University of Stirling

The Institute for Social Marketing

United Kingdom
Corinna Hawkes Professor of Food Policy City University London United Kingdom
Peter Hovmand Director Social System Design Lab,Washington University in St. Louis USA
Mark Howden Chief Research Scientist CSIRO Australia
Harriet Kuhnlein Founding Director Centre for Indigenous Peoples' Nutrition and Environment (CINE),McGill University Canada
Shiriki Kumanyika Emeritus Professor of Biostatistics and Epidemiology  University of Pennsylvania USA
Tim Lobstein Director of Policy World Obesity Federation UK
Victor Matsudo Scientific Director Center of Studies from the Physical Fitness, Research Laboratory of Sao Caetano do Sul Brazil
Patricia Nece Patient advocate (profession: attorney) Obesity Action Coalition USA
An Pan Professor, Assistant Dean Huazhong University of Science and Technology China
David Patterson Senior Legal Expert International Development Law Organization Netherlands
Gareth Morgan Economist   New Zealand
Warren Smit Manager CityLab Programme at the African Centre for Cities (ACC), University of Cape Town South Africa
Bagher Larijani

Professor of Endocrinology

Founding Director-General and Chief Scientific Officer

Endocrinology and Metabolism Research Institute of Tehran University of Medical Science (TUMS)


Mario Herrero Photo of Mario Herrero Chief Research Scientist and Office of the Chief Executive Science Leader CSIRO Agriculture Australia
Meera Shekar Photo of Meera S Global lead for Nutrition World Bank USA
Sabine Kleinhert (observer) Senior Executive Editor The Lancet


Steve Allender


Professor of Public Health Global Obesity Centre, Deakin University, Melbourne Australia 


The secreteriat is provided by:

Sarah Baldauf, Senior Director of Communications, Outreach and Engagement - Sumner M. Redstone Global Center for Prevention and Wellness, Milken Institute School of Public Health, The George Washington University

Hannah Brinsden, Head of Advocacy & Public Affairs - World Obesity Federation

Jumi Aluko, Student Staff Assistant - George Washington University