David Allison

School of Public Health IU Bloomington

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Areas of Expertise

Obesity, nutrition, energetics, aging, longevity, statistical methods, research rigor.

Expert Bio

David B. Allison, dean and Distinguished Professor at the Indiana University School of Public Health-Bloomington, is an elected member of the National Academy of Medicine of the National Academies.

He received his Ph.D. from Hofstra University. He completed a post-doctoral fellowship at Johns Hopkins University and held a faculty position at the NIH-funded New York Obesity Research Center at Columbia University until 2001. After that, he spent 17 years at the University of Alabama at Birmingham, serving as distinguished professor and director of the NIH-funded Nutrition Obesity Research Center.

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Additional Information

Should we treat obesity like a contagious disease?: http://www.sciencemag.org/news/2017/02/should-we-treat-obesity-contagious-disease

Recent study reveals stress leads to early death in mice: https://www.wishtv.com/news/local-news/recent-study-reveals-stress-leads-to-early-death-in-mice/1319618343

The Need for Increased Rigor in Obesity and Nutrition Research: A Q&A with Dr. David Allison: https://nutrition.org/the-need-for-increased-rigor-in-obesity-and-nutrition-research-a-qa-with-dr-david-allison/

Dean David B. Allison presented with award from The Obesity Society: https://blogs.iu.edu/iusph/2017/11/03/dean-david-b-allison-presented-with-award-from-the-obesity-society/

Six Indiana University faculty members named distinguished professors: https://news.iu.edu/stories/2017/12/iu/releases/11-distinguished-professors.html

Updated on: June 12, 2020