Here are some questions and answers from our interview with TOS Fellow June Stevens, PhD, FTOS, Professor of Nutrition and Epidemiology and American Institute of Cancer Research Distinguished Professor at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill.
Q: What is your title and organizational affiliation?
A: I am a Professor of Nutrition and Epidemiology and American Institute of Cancer Research Distinguished Professor at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill.
Q: Can you tell us about your current work and your professional developmental trajectory?
A: I work on epidemiologic studies of the causes and consequences of obesity in diverse populations. I also work on randomized trials of treatment and prevention of obesity in youth, particularly study design, development of measurements and data analysis.
Q: What is one of your professional or personal qualities that has contributed to your success?
A: I love to finish things.
Q: What advice do you have for today's junior obesity researchers?
A: Choose your research questions carefully.
Q: What aspects of obesity research are the most exciting to you right now?
A: Research methods in obesity epidemiology.
Q: What are your favorite things to do when you're not at work?
A: I love to dance and am currently learning the Lindy. I have several large flower gardens and ornamental beds of shrubs and grasses.