frank-huDr. Frank Hu is Professor of Nutrition and Epidemiology at Harvard School of Public Health and Professor of Medicine, Harvard Medical School and Channing Division of Network Medicine, Brigham and Women’s Hospital. Dr. Hu is Co-director of the Program in Obesity Epidemiology and Prevention at Harvard. He also serves as Director of the Harvard Transdisciplinary Research in Energetics and Cancer (TREC) Center and Epidemiology and Genetics Core of Boston Nutrition and Obesity Research Center (BNORC). His research is mainly focused on nutritional and lifestyle epidemiology and prevention of obesity and type 2 diabetes as well as gene-environment interactions. Dr. Hu’s research group has conducted detailed examinations of the relationships between dietary and lifestyle factors and risk of obesity, diabetes, and cardiovascular disease. These findings have contributed to current public health recommendations for chronic disease prevention. Dr. Hu is also collaborating with researchers from China and India in obesity and diabetes epidemiologic and randomized intervention studies. He has published more than 700 original papers and reviews and a textbook on Obesity Epidemiology (Oxford University Press 2008). Dr. Hu is the recipient of the Kelly West Award for Outstanding Achievement in Epidemiology by American Diabetes Association in 2010. He has served on the Institute of Medicine (IOM) Committee on Preventing the Global Epidemic of Cardiovascular Disease and on the Obesity Guideline Expert Panel at NHLBI. Currently, he serves on the 2015 Dietary Guidelines Advisory Committee, USDA/HHS.