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Research and Teaching Interests: Obesity, Quantitative Genetics, Clinical Trials, Statistical and Research Methodology, Research Integrity

Office Hours: By appointment


  • Ph.D., Hofstra University
  • Post-doctoral Fellowship, Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine
  • Post-doctoral Fellowship, New York Obesity Research Center, St. Luke's/Roosevelt Hospital Center

Dr. David Allison has authored over 500 scientific publications, edited five books, and has won several awards. He holds several NIH grants, including one of the Common Fund's NIH Director's Transformative Research Award (TR01) entitled "Energetics, Disparities, & Lifespan: A unified hypothesis."

He has been a member of the Board of Trustees for the International Life Science Institute (ILSI), North America, since 2002 and served as Chairman of the Board from 2012 to 2015. In 2012 he was elected to the Institute of Medicine of the National Academies. He currently serves on the Scientific Advisory Board for the Nutrition Science Initiative (NuSI) and on the board-appointed Committee on Science and Technology Engagement with the Public (CoSTEP) for the American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS), 2014-2017.