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William Dietz, MD, PhD

Chair, Sumner M. Redstone Global Center for Prevention and Wellness, Milken Institute School of Public Health, The George Washington University

Dr. Dietz is the Chair of the Sumner M. Redstone Global Center for Prevention and Wellness at School of Public Health at George Washington University. From 1997-2012 he was the Director of the Division of Nutrition, Physical Activity, and Obesity in the Center for Chronic Disease Prevention and Health Promotion at the CDC. In 1998, Dr. Dietz was elected to the Institute of Medicine of the National Academy of Sciences. He was the co-chair of the Lancet Commission on Obesity’s 2019 report on the Global Syndemic of Obesity, Undernutrition, and Climate Change. He is the author of over 200 publications in the scientific literature, and the editor of five books, including the 4th edition of Clinical Obesity in Adults and Children.