Lancet Commissioners

The Lancet Commission on Obesity is chaired by Boyd Swinburn and Bill Dietz, and made up of an additional 25 commisioners. Details of these can be found below.

Additionally, 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

Lancet Commissioner

Boyd Swinburn

  • Professor
  • The University of Auckland           
  • New Zealand
Biography

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Bill Dietz

  • Professor
  • University of George Washington
  • USA
Biography

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Vincent Atkins

  • LDC Trade Policy/Technical Advisor
  • CARICOM Office of Trade Negotiations
  • Barbados
Biography

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Alejandro Calvillo

  • Director
  • El Poder del Consumidor A.C.
  • Mexico
Biography

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Olivier de Schutter

  • Professor
  • Center for Philosophy of Law, Université catholique de Louvain
  • Belgium
Biography

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Majid Ezzati

  • Chair in Global Environmental Health
  • Imperial College London
  • United Kingdom
Biography

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Sharon Friel

  • Director Professor of Health Equity
  • Regulatory Institutions Network Australian National University
  • Australia
Biography

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Shifalika Goenka

  • Associate Professor
  • Public Health Institute of India
  • India
Biography

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Ross Hammond

  • Director
  • Center on Social Dynamics and Policy, The Brookings Institution
  • USA
Biography

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Gerard Hastings

  • Emeritus Professor
  • Institute for Social Marketing, University of Stirling, The Institute for Social Marketing
  • United Kingdom
Biography

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Corinna Hawkes

  • Professor of Food Policy
  • City University London
  • United Kingdom
Biography

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Peter Hovmand

  • Director
  • Social System Design Lab, Washington University in St. Louis
  • USA
Biography

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Mark Howden

  • Chief Research Scientist
  • CSIRO
  • Australia
Biography

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Harriet Kuhnlein

  • Founding Director
  • Centre for Indigenous Peoples' Nutrition and Environment (CINE), McGill University
  • Canada
Biography

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Shiriki Kumanyika

  • Emeritus Professor of Biostatistics and Epidemiology 
  • University of Pennsylvania
  • USA
Biography

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Tim Lobstein

  • Director of Policy
  • World Obesity Federation
  • UK
Biography

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Victor Matsudo

  • Scientific Director
  • Center of Studies from the Physical Fitness, Research Laboratory of Sao Caetano do Sul
  • Brazil
Biography

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Patricia Nece

  • Patient advocate (profession: attorney)
  • Obesity Action Coalition
  • USA
Biography

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An Pan

  • Professor, Assistant Dean
  • Huazhong University of Science and Technology
  • China
Biography

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David Patterson

  • Senior Legal Expert
  • International Development Law Organization
  • Netherlands
Biography

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Gareth Morgan

  • Economist 
  • New Zealand
Biography

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Warren Smit

  • Manager
  • CityLab Programme at the African Centre for Cities (ACC), University of Cape Town
  • South Africa
Biography

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Bagher Larijani

  • Professor of Endocrinology
  • Founding Director-General and Chief Scientific Officer
  • Endocrinology and Metabolism Research Institute of Tehran University of Medical Science (TUMS)
  • Iran
Biography

Lancet Commissioner

Mario Herrero

  • Chief Research Scientist and Office of the Chief Executive Science Leader
  • CSIRO Agriculture
  • Australia
Biography

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Meera Shekar

  • Global lead for Nutrition
  • World Bank
  • USA
Biography

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Sabine Kleinhert

  • Senior Executive Editor
  • The Lancet
  • UK
Biography

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Steve Allender

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

Want to find out more about Lancet Fellows?

You can find out more information about Lancet Fellows past and present using the link below.

Lancet Fellows