Alison Field, ScD


Alison Field is Associate Professor of Pediatrics at Children's Hospital Boston, Brigham and Women's Hospital, and Harvard Medical School. In addition, she is Associate Professor in Epidemiology at the Harvard School of Public Health where she is working to develop at Reproductive, Prenatal, and Pediatric area of interest within Epidemiology, as well as an intradepartmental program in Maternal and Child Health. Dr. Field has been conducting research on the causes, correlates, and consequences of obesity, weight gain, and disordered eating since 1995? Her current research focuses on the consequences of weight cycling among adults, the association of weight control behaviors to weight change in the Growing Up Today Study and the Nurses' Health Study II and the consequences of binge eating among young adults.

Dr. Field has been a TOS member since 1998. She has served on the Membership and Nominating Committees and was an Associate Editor of Obesity (2003-2008). She is currently a member of the Planning Committee and involved in the Pediatric Obesity Section. Dr. Field regularly attends the TOS annual meeting and has presented abstracts and invited talks.

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