Early-Career Member Committee

Graduate students, postdoctoral fellows, and new investigators are an integral part of The Obesity Society (TOS) and comprise the next generation of researchers. Established obesity researchers value our opinions, and regularly find time to inspire and guide us to refine and tailor our work to focus on current issues and include the latest technologies and techniques. As an early-career member, feel free to take advantage of the resources available to you in this section of the website.


Katherine W. Bauer, PhD, MS (Chair)

Temple University, Philadelphia, PA

Courtney E. Byrd-Williams, PhD (Senior Advisor)

The University of Texas, Austin, TX

Paula C. Chandler-Laney, PhD

University of Alabama, Birmingham, AL

Sarah Everman-Johnston, PhD

A. T. Still University, Mesa, AZ

Rachel Goldman, PhD

NYU School of Medicine/Bellview Hospital Center, New York, NY

Michele Levine, MD, PhD

University of Pittsburgh, Pittsburgh, PA

Brian K. McFarlin, PhD, FACSM, FTOS

University of North Texas, Denton, TX

Tapan Mehta, MD, PhD

University of Alabama, Birmingham, AL

Wanli Smith, MD

University of Maryland School of Pharmacy, Baltimore, MD

Alison K. Ventura, PhD, FTOS

Drexel University, Philadelphia, PA

Mary-Ellen Harper, PhD (Council Liaison)

University of Ottawa, Ottawa, ON


Learn more about Early-Career Member activities at ObesityWeek 2014!

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