David Allison, Ph.D., Associate Dean for Science, professor and biostatistician in the UAB School of Public Health
- Director of the UAB Nutrition and Obesity Research Center
- Editorial board member of several journals, including Obesity, Behavior Genetics, and Nutrition Today
- Research interests include environmental factors that contribute to obesity, quantitative genetics, clinical trials, and statistical and research methodology
- Elected to The Institute of Medicine of the United States National Academies, October 2012
- Authored more than 475 scientific publications and edited five books
- Recipient of numerous awards, including a 2006 Presidential Award for Excellence in Science, Mathematics and Engineering Mentoring (PAESMEM), which were established by the White House to identify outstanding mentoring efforts to enhance the participation of groups underrepresented in science, mathematics and engineering. The awards are given competitively as part of a national peerâreview process and are accompanied by a $10,000 prize, a Presidential certificate awarded at the White House, and a personal visit with the President in the Oval Office.
- White Hat Bias Work:
- Discovered that animals are also increasingly obese
Selected media appearances:
(ABC News) Can air conditioning make you fat?
(Bloomberg) Obesity may be blamed on medicine, air conditioning, study says
(CBS This Morning) How to Lose Weight: Debunking the Myths
(Medpage Today) Much Fiction Found in Obesity Reporting