Vanderbilt Institute for Obesity & Metabolism

Executive Committee


Naji N Abumrad, MD, John L. Sawyers Professor of Surgery, Chairman, Vanderbilt Department of Surgery

Shari L. Barkin, MD, Marian Wright Edelman Professor of Pediatrics, Director, Division of General Pediatrics, Director of Pediatric Obesity Research, Diabetes Research and Training Center Vanderbilt University School of Medicine

William J. Blot, PhD , Associate Director, Cancer Prevention, Control and Population-Based Research, Professor, Vanderbilt Ingram Cancer Center, Cancer Epidemiologist

Roger D Cone, PhD, Professor and Chair Department of Molecular Physiology and Biophysics, Director, Vanderbilt Institute for Obesity and Metabolism

Robert Dittus, MD,Chief, Division of General Internal Medicine and Public Health, Director, Institute for Medicine and Public Health,Director, Center for Health Services Research, Albert and Bernard Werthan Chair in Investigative Medicine, Professor of Medicine

Alvin C. Powers, MD, Joe C. Davis Professor of Biomedical Sciences, Professor of Medicine, Professor of Molecular Physiology & Biophysics, Director, Vanderbilt Diabetes 

Joan A. Randall, MPH, Assistant Professor of Medical Education and Administration, Administrative Director of the Vanderbilt Institute for Obesity and Metabolism