Scientific Review Committee

Responsible for reviewing and scoring the scientific content of grant applications related to the study of obesity for the Society's grants program


Steven R. Smith, MD, FTOS Immediate Past President (Chair)

Florida Hospital / Translational Research Institute for Metabolism and Diabetes, Orlando, FL

Cell & Molecular

David A. Bernlohr, PhD

University of Minnesota, Minneapolis, MN

Anutosh Chakraborty, PhD

The Scripps Research Institute, Jupiter, FL

Mina Desai, PhD

Los Angeles Biomedical Research Institute at Harbor-UCLA Medical Center, Torrance, CA

Albert A. Francendese, PhD

Retired Obesity Researcher, Fairhaven, MA

Vijay Hegde, PhD

Texas Tech University, Lubbock, Texas

Dexi Liu, PhD

University of Georgia, Athens, GA


Clinical Studies

Nicola Abate, MD

University of Texas Medical Branch (UTMB), Kemah, TX

Susan Franks

University of North Texas Health Science Center, Fort Worth, TX

Peter J. Havel, PhD, FTOS

University of California, Davis, Davis, CA

Rebecca A. Krukowski, PhD

University of Tennessee Health Science Center, Memphis, TN


Harvard School of Public Health, Boston, MA

Ellen A. Schur, MD

University of Washington, Seattle, WA


Integrated Biology

Paul M. Coen, PhD

Florida Hospital / Translational Research Institute for Metabolism and Diabetes, Orlando, FL

David N. Collier, MD

Brody School Of Medicine At East Carolina University, Greenville, NC

Barbara A. Gower, PhD, FTOS

University of Alabama at Birmingham, Birmingham, AL

Laura M. Holsen, PhD

Brigham and Women's Hospital/Harvard Medical School, Boston, MA

Scott E. Kanoski, PhD

University of Southern California, Los Angeles, CA

Stefany Primeaux, PhD

Louisiana State University Health Sciences Center, New Orleans, LA


Population Studies

Theodore J. Angelopoulos, PhD

University of Central Florida, Orlando, FL

Catherine Davis, PhD, FTOS

Georgia Regents University, Augusta, GA

Jennifer Ortiz Fisher, PhD

Temple University, Philadelphia, PA

Asheley Skinner, PhD

University of North Carolina School of Medicine, Chapel Hill, NC

Guang Sun, PhD, FTOS

Memorial University of Newfoundland, St. John's, NL, Canada

Xiaozhong Wen, PhD

State University of New York at Buffalo, Buffalo, NY


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