Martin Binks, PhD, FTOS

Binks Headshot June 2013 SmallMartin Binks, PhD, has served The Obesity Society (TOS) as a volunteer for a many years. When he joined in 1999 he started by reviewing abstracts, and attending and presenting at TOS annual meetings. He has served in TOS leadership in many roles, including as a member of the Clinical Committee (2006-2009), the Audit Committee (2007-2009), chair of the Finance Committee (2009-2012), and the Development Committee (2009 - present). His other TOS service includes co-leading the TOS Childhood Obesity Toolkit initiative and contributing to the development of the ABOM physician-credentialing exam and TOS clinician directory. He is also a member of the ObesityWeek™ Board of Managers and co-chair the marketing subcommittee (2012-present). He is a member of the Treat Obesity Seriously speaker’s bureau, a member of various TOS sections (Pediatric, Bariatric Surgery, Clinical Management, mHealth and Diversity) and is a TOS communications and social media consultant, working closely with the Advocacy and Public Affairs committees.

Martin Binks, PhD is a clinical psychologist specializing in obesity treatment and research. He has recently joined the faculty at Texas Tech University as Associate Professor; in the College of Human Sciences; Department of Nutritional Sciences; to develop a comprehensive obesity research program. Other professional activities include patient care; consulting, and membership on several advisory boards. His prior academic affiliations have included Fairleigh Dickinson University; Medical University of South Carolina; and Duke University Medical Center. Martin has been a contributor to the Army National Guard Decade of Health and Wounded Warriors programs. He has authored multiple research publications and the book The Duke Diet. He is a Fellow of The Obesity Society; serves as a reviewer on several scientific journals including Obesity; and is an editorial board member for the International Journal of Obesity.

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