Administrative Core

Director: Samuel Klein, MD
Associate Director: David Alpers, MD
Associate Director: Nada Abumrad, PhD
Administrator: Stephanie Paton

Contact: Stephanie Paton
Phone: 314-362-2632


Executive committee

Name Appointments
Samuel Klein, MD Committee Chair, NORC Director
Obesity-related Metabolic and Organ System Dysfunction Research Team leader
Nada Abumrad, PhD NORC Associate Director
Adipocyte Biology and Molecular Nutrition Core Director
Adipose Tissue Biology and Immune Function/inflammation Research Team leader
David Alpers, MD NORC Associate Director
Pilot and Feasibility Program and University Enrichment Director
Alison Cahill, MD Maternal, Fetal, Childhood Nutrition and Obesity Research Team leader
Debra Haire-Joshu, MD Obesity Prevention and Therapy Research Team leader
Bettina Mittendorfer, PhD Clinical Science Research Core Director
Aging and Nutrition Research Team leader
Brad Evanoff, MD Internal Advisory Committee Chairperson
Director, Institute for Clinical and Translational Science
Clay Semenkovich, MD Animal Model Research Core Director
Daniel Ory, MD Biomolecular Analysis Core Director

Internal advisory committee

Name Appointments
Brad Evanoff, MD (Chair) Director, Institute for Clinical and Translational Science
Gwen Randolph, PhD Professor, Department of Pathology and Immunology
Neil White, MD Professor, Department of Pediatrics
Director, Pediatric Clinical Research Unit
Jeff Gordon, MD Dr. Robert J. Glaser Distinguished University Professor
Director, Center for Genome Sciences
Director, Center for Gut Microbiome and Nutrition Research
Kelle Moley, MD James P. Crane Professor of Obstetrics and Gynecology
Vice Chair and Director, Basic Science Research in Obstetrics and Gynecology
Associate Director, Institute for Clinical and Translational Science
Denise Wilfley, PhD Professor, Department of Psychiatry
Director, Eating Disorders Program
Graham Colditz, PhD Professor, Department of Surgery
Associate Director, Institute for Public Health

External advisory committee

Name Appointments Expertise
Naji Abumrad, MD John L. Sawyers Professor of Surgery
Chair, Department of Surgery
Vanderbilt University
Bariatric Surgery
Substrate and Energy Metabolism
Dennis Bier, MD Professor of Pediatrics
Director, USDA Nutrition Research Center
Baylor College of Medicine
Pediatric Nutrition and Obesity
Stable Isotope Tracers and Mass Spec
Intermediary Metabolism
Growth and Development
Jay Horton, MD Professor of Medicine and Molecular Genetics
Chief, Div. of Digestive and Liver Diseases
UT Southwestern Medical Center
Animal Models
Fatty Liver
Lipoprotein Metabolism
Steven Zeisel, MD Professor of Pediatrics
Chair, Department of Nutrition
University of North Carolina – Chapel Hill
Public Health