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Liwei Chen

Dr. Liwei Chen is an Associate Professor (tenured) in the Department of Epidemiology at UCLA Fielding School of Public Health.  Dr. Chen’s research mainly focusses on identifying effective lifestyle approaches to prevent/management obesity, diabetes, hypertension and other cardiometabolic diseases.  She is also interested in maternal and child health and the life-course approach of chronic disease epidemiology.  Dr.

Natalie Muth

Natalie Digate Muth, MD, MPH, RDN, FAAP is on the adjunct faculty of UCLA Field School of Public Health/Community Health Sciences. She is a dual board-certified pediatrician and obesity medicine physician and registered dietitian. She practices general pediatrics and obesity medicine and serves as the Senior Advisor for Healthcare Solutions for the American Council on Exercise. She also is a diplomat of the American Board of Obesity Medicine.

Karin B. Michels

Dr. Michels has expertise in epidemiologic methods, and epigenetic, nutritional, and cancer epidemiology. Her research focuses on women's health. 

Dr. Michels is one of the co-founders of the area of epigenetic epidemiology and has made seminal contributions to the methods used in this field. Her research addresses the role of epigenetics in the developmental origins of health and disease (DOHaD). The Michels' lab studies the impact of events during perinatal life on the establishment of the epigenome.

Dana Hunnes

Dana Hunnes has worked as a clinical inpatient dietitian at RR-UCLA Medical Center for over 11 years.  She completed her B.S. at Cornell University with a double major in Nutrition and Human Biology, Health, and Society.  Dana completed her RD-training (dietetic internship) at Emory University Hospitals and health system.  Her MPH is from UCLA's Fielding School of Public Health, in the department of CHS, and her PhD is also from UCLA's Fielding School of Public Health, in the department of CHS. Dana is a contributor to the Huffington Post on Environmental and Nutrition Subjects.

William J. McCarthy

Dr. McCarthy has devoted most of his 30-year career to intervention studies designed to encourage members of special populations to adhere to the Dietary Guidelines for Americans and Physical Activity Guidelines for Americans (African American adult women, low-income middle school students, low-income patients of community health centers) and to be smokefree (WIC participants, aerospace workers, Korean and South Asian immigrants, residents of homeless shelters).

Curtis Eckhert

Curtis Eckhert

Dr. Eckhert received his Ph.D. in biochemistry and nutrition from Cornell University (1974). Thereafter he conducted postdoctoral research in neurochemistry (Cornell), trace element metabolism (UC Davis) and visual biochemistry (Stanford). He is a former head of the Division of Nutrition and Chair of the Department of Environmental Health Sciences in the FSPH. 

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