Professor of Medicine, Harvard Medical School and Channing Division of Network Medicine, Brigham and Women’s Hospital. Director, Boston Nutrition Obesity Research Center (BNORC) Epidemiology and Genetics Core. Co-Director, Program in Obesity Epidemiology and Prevention, HSPH, Harvard T.H. School of Public Health, Boston,
Dr. Hu is an epidemiologist and an expert in the areas of dietary and lifestyle determinants of obesity, type 2 diabetes, and cardiovascular disease. He is the principal investigator for the diabetes component of the Nurses' Health Study. Dr. Hu has served as an academic leader in a variety of roles, including on the National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute Obesity Guidelines Expert Panel and the IOM Committee on Preventing the Global Epidemic of Cardiovascular Disease.