Here are some questions and answers from our interview with TOS Fellow Brenda Davy, PhD, RD, FTOS, Professor at Virginia Tech.
Q: What is your title and organizational affiliation?
A: I am a Professor and a member of the Graduate Program Faculty at Virginia Tech.
Q: Can you tell us about your current work and your professional developmental trajectory?
A: My research program is focused upon the prevention and treatment of obesity and related comorbidities, and also upon dietary assessment methodologies (i.e., self-reported methods, dietary biomarkers).
Q: What is one of your professional or personal qualities that has contributed to your success?
Q: What advice do you have for today's junior obesity researchers?
A: The research funding climate is very tough these days, so it can be difficult to continue efforts to pursue funding with a low likelihood of success! Finding good mentors is one key to being successful.
Q: What aspects of obesity research are the most exciting to you right now?
A: Identifying ways to better - and more easily - assess dietary intake.
Q: What are your favorite things to do when you're not at work?
A: Spending time with my family outdoors, running, walking with my dog.