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Day 1 Details

January 11, 2021

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9:00 a.m. – 9:25 a.m.

Opening Remarks
Griffin P. Rodgers, M.D., MACP, Director, NIDDK, NIH
Gary H. Gibbons, M.D., Director, National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute, NIH

Section 1: Precision Nutrition Science in Diet-related Chronic Diseases

Moderator: José Ordovás, Ph.D.

Poor nutrition is a crucial risk factor for a host of chronic diseases and conditions that are the leading causes of death and disability in the United States—including cardiovascular disease and stroke, type 2 diabetes, obesity, cancers, and others—with associated health care costs estimated to be in the hundreds of billions of dollars annually. Many studies have revealed huge differences in disease risk and biological responses to diet among individuals. Although those differences were initially thought to be driven by genetics, the current findings support the crucial combined roles of genetics, behavioral, sociological, environmental, and economic factors as response modifiers, making it challenging to fully answer the practical question of what to eat to stay healthy, which requires moving beyond a one-size-fits-all dietary recommendation for optimal health and disease prevention. Section 1 of the meeting will have focused discussions on dietary approaches to address the most common chronic diseases in our society and will be followed by panel discussions on critical research questions, gaps, and opportunities in precision nutrition science to address individual variability in dietary patterns across the life span.

9:25 a.m. – 9:30 a.m.
Moderator Introduction

9:30 a.m. – 9:45 a.m.
Cardiovascular Disease
José Ordovás, Ph.D., Jean Mayer U.S. Departure of Agriculture Human Nutrition Research Center on Aging, Tufts University

9:45 a.m. – 10:00 a.m.
Cognitive Function
Richard Isaacson, M.D., Weill Cornell Medical College

10:00 a.m. – 10:15 a.m.
Diabetes/Impaired Glucose Regulation
Mary Ann Sevick, Sc.D., New York University Grossman School of Medicine

10:15 a.m. – 10:30 a.m.
Cancer: Primary and Secondary Prevention
Emily Ho, Ph.D., Oregon State University

10:30 a.m. – 11:30 a.m.
Section 1 Q & A and Panel Discussion: Research Gaps and Opportunities (Live)
Linda Van Horn, Ph.D., RD, Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine
Corby Martin, Ph.D., Pennington Biomedical Research Center
Steven Clinton, M.D., Ph.D., The Ohio State University
Paul Franks, Ph.D., Lund University
Simin Nikbin Meydani, Ph.D., D.V.M. Tufts University

11:30 a.m. – 11:45 a.m.
Break and Poster Session

Section 2: NIH Interest in the Field of Precision Nutrition

11:45 a.m. – 12:15 p.m.
Planning for Nutrition for Precision Health, Powered by the All of Us Research Program
Holly Nicastro, Ph.D., M.P.H., Office of Nutrition Research, NIDDK, NIH

12:15 p.m. – 1:00 p.m.
Poster Session, Lunch, and Exercise Break

Section 3, Part 1: Measuring Potential Contributors to Interindividual Variability in Dietary Responses

Moderator: Elizabeth Parks, Ph.D.
Historically, nutrition research investigating a single nutrient at a time has led to significant advancements in understanding the connection between diet and health. However, the variety of dietary patterns and the complexity of foods necessitate the development of new research strategies to understand real-life responses to food intake and how they differ among individuals. Section 3, Part 1, of the meeting will focus on the contribution of habitual nutritional status as a source of variability in research results. Lifestyle and social factors that influence the individual response to nutrients will be presented, including the effects of the immune system and sleep, health disparities, and psychosocial factors. Section 3, Part 2, will cover the impact of variability in taste and smell, environmental exposures, and ways that the technical measurement of response to eating can influence research findings. The new modeling approaches under development offer much promise in the discovery of how these various factors all fit together to result in a person’s unique dietary response.

1:05 p.m. – 1:20 p.m.
Importance of Examining Nutritional Status as a Source of Interindividual Variability
Marian Neuhouser, Ph.D., RD, Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center

1:20 p.m. – 1:35 p.m.
Immune System Status and Inflammatory Responses to Diet
Helen Roche, Ph.D., University College Dublin, School of Public Health

1:35 p.m. – 1:50 p.m.
Sleep and Chronobiology
Frank Scheer, Ph.D., M.Sc., Brigham and Women’s Hospital

1:50 p.m. – 2:05 p.m.
Nutrition-related Health Disparities, Socioeconomic Influences, and Social Determinants of Health
Josiemer Mattei, Ph.D., M.P.H., Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health

2:05 p.m. – 2:20 p.m.
Psychosocial and Cultural Factors Influencing Dietary Intake and Patterns
Cheryl Anderson, Ph.D., M.P.H., M.S., University of California, San Diego

2:20 – 2:45 p.m. 
Section 3, Part 1 Q&A Live

2:45 p.m. - 3:00 p.m.
Break and Poster Session

 

Section 3, Part 2: Measuring Potential Contributors to Interindividual Variability in Dietary Responses

3:00 p.m. – 3:15 p.m.

Other Environmental Exposures
Albert-László Barabási, Ph.D., Northeastern University Khoury College of Computer Sciences

3:15 p.m. – 3:30 p.m.

Mixed-meal Challenge Tests, Physiological Measures, and Individual Response to Alcohol
Elizabeth Parks, Ph.D., University of Missouri School of Medicine

3:30 p.m. – 3:45 p.m.

Sensory Nutrition
Valerie Duffy, Ph.D., RD, University of Connecticut

3:45 p.m. – 5:00 p.m.

Section 3, Part 2 Q & A and Panel Discussion: Research Gaps and Opportunities
Saroja Voruganti, Ph.D., The University of North Carolina Gillings School of Global Public Health
Krista Varady, Ph.D., University of Illinois at Chicago
Erin Hanlon, Ph.D., The University of Chicago
Susan Malone, Ph.D., M.S.N., New York University Rory Meyers College of Nursing

5:00 p.m.
Recess

JAN 11 - 12 2021

Precision Nutrition: Research Gaps and Opportunities Workshop

Background
The science of precision nutrition is a holistic approach to developing comprehensive and dynamic nutrition recommendations relevant to both individual and population health. It is a framework in research and practice that considers multiple, synergistic levels of influence: dietary habits, genetic background, health status, microbiome, metabolism, food environment, physical activity, socioeconomics, psychosocial characteristics, and environmental exposures.

Objectives
A primary goal of the field of precision nutrition is to optimize metabolic response in individuals or population subgroups through tailored dietary approaches to promote health and prevent and treat disease. Many factors, including all levels of influence mentioned above, affect individuals’ physiologic responses to diet. Precision nutrition science enables individualized dietary recommendations or therapies based on these factors. This workshop will bring together scientists with diverse expertise to explore how best to address these complex factors. It also will focus on diet-related chronic diseases and how artificial intelligence (AI) and deep-learning techniques may be used to generate individualized dietary recommendations and algorithms. Opportunities for research and training of the next generation of future researchers in the field of precision nutrition will be discussed.

Co-Sponsors
National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute (NHLBI)
National Institute of Diabetes and Digestive and Kidney Diseases (NIDDK)
National Institutes of Health (NIH) Office of Disease Prevention (ODP)

Meeting Co-Chairs
José Ordovás, Ph.D., Jean Mayer USDA Human Nutrition Research Center on Aging at Tufts University
Elizabeth Parks, Ph.D., Institute for Clinical Translational Science, University of Missouri School of Medicine
Bruce Y. Lee, M.D., MBA, City University of New York School of Public Health

Organizing Committee
Josephine Boyington, Ph.D., M.P.H., NHLBI
Andrew Bremer, M.D., Ph.D., Eunice Kennedy Shriver National Institute of Child Health and Human Development
Allison Brown, Ph.D., NHLBI
Christopher Lynch, Ph.D., NIDDK
Holly Nicastro, Ph.D., M.P.H., NIDDK
Charlotte Pratt, Ph.D., R.D., NHLBI
Jill Reedy, Ph.D., M.P.H., R.D., National Cancer Institute (NCI)
Karen Regan, M.S., R.D., NIDDK
Scarlet Shi, Ph.D., NHLBI
Pothur Srinivas, Ph.D., M.P.H., NCI
Ashley Vargas, Ph.D., M.P.H., R.D.N., NICHD


Speakers

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Agenda
  • JAN 12, 2021 3:00 PM EST
    Panel Discussion with Co-Chairs
    Bruce Y. Lee, MD, MBA, Elizabeth Parks, PhD, José Ordovás, PhD
    Bruce Y. Lee, MD, MBA
    Professor of Health Policy and Management at the City University of New York (CUNY) School of Public Health where he is the Executive Director of PHICOR
    Elizabeth Parks, PhD
    Professor, Department of Nutrition and Exercise Physiology, University of Missouri School of Medicine
    José Ordovás, PhD
    Director of Nutrition and Genomics Lab. JM-USDA-HNRCA at Tufts Univ. and Professor, Friedman School of Nutrition Science and Policy
  • JAN 12, 2021 3:00 PM EST
    Workshop Adjournment
    José Ordovás, PhD, Bruce Y. Lee, MD, MBA, Elizabeth Parks, PhD
    José Ordovás, PhD
    Director of Nutrition and Genomics Lab. JM-USDA-HNRCA at Tufts Univ. and Professor, Friedman School of Nutrition Science and Policy
    Bruce Y. Lee, MD, MBA
    Professor of Health Policy and Management at the City University of New York (CUNY) School of Public Health where he is the Executive Director of PHICOR
    Elizabeth Parks, PhD
    Professor, Department of Nutrition and Exercise Physiology, University of Missouri School of Medicine
  • JAN 12, 2021 3:00 PM EST
    Workshop Closing Remarks
    Elizabeth Parks, PhD, José Ordovás, PhD, Bruce Y. Lee, MD, MBA
    Elizabeth Parks, PhD
    Professor, Department of Nutrition and Exercise Physiology, University of Missouri School of Medicine
    José Ordovás, PhD
    Director of Nutrition and Genomics Lab. JM-USDA-HNRCA at Tufts Univ. and Professor, Friedman School of Nutrition Science and Policy
    Bruce Y. Lee, MD, MBA
    Professor of Health Policy and Management at the City University of New York (CUNY) School of Public Health where he is the Executive Director of PHICOR
  • JAN 12, 2021 1:30 PM EST
    Section 5, Part 2 Q&A and Panel Discussion, Research Gaps and Opportunities, and Case Examples
    Eran Segal, Tim Spector, MBBS, MD, MSC, FRCP, FRSB, FMEDSC, Abigail L. Horn, PhD, Grace Peng, PhD, Nico Pronk, PhD, Brendan Parent, JD
    Eran Segal
    Professor at the Department of Computer Science and Applied Mathematics at the Weizmann Institute of Science
    Abigail L. Horn, PhD
    Postdoctoral Research Fellow, Department of Preventive Medicine, Division of Biostatistics, University of Southern California
    Grace Peng, PhD
    National Institute of Biomedical Imaging and Bioengineering, NIH
    Nico Pronk, PhD
    President and Chief Science Officer, HealthPartners Institute Affiliate Professor, University of Minnesota School of Public Health Visiting Scientist, Harvard Chan School of Public Health
    Brendan Parent, JD
    Assistant Professor of Medical Ethics, Director of Transplant Ethics and Policy Research; NYU Grossman School of Medicine
  • Ethical Artificial Intelligence
    JAN 12, 2021 1:15 PM EST
    Ethical Artificial Intelligence
    Brendan Parent, JD
    Assistant Professor of Medical Ethics, Director of Transplant Ethics and Policy Research; NYU Grossman School of Medicine
  • Interpretation and Translation
    JAN 12, 2021 1:00 PM EST
    Interpretation and Translation
    Nico Pronk, PhD
    President and Chief Science Officer, HealthPartners Institute Affiliate Professor, University of Minnesota School of Public Health Visiting Scientist, Harvard Chan School of Public Health
  • JAN 12, 2021 11:45 AM EST
    Section 5, Part 1 Q & A
    Bruce Y. Lee, MD, MBA, Kayla de la Haye, PhD, Suchi Saria, PhD, MSc, Kristian Hammond, PhD, MS, BA
    Bruce Y. Lee, MD, MBA
    Professor of Health Policy and Management at the City University of New York (CUNY) School of Public Health where he is the Executive Director of PHICOR
    Kayla de la Haye, PhD
    Assistant Professor of Preventive Medicine, University of Southern California
    Suchi Saria, PhD, MSc
    Director of the Machine Learning and Healthcare Lab and John C. Malone Associate Professor of Computer Science, Statistics, and Public Health, Johns Hopkins University...
    Kristian Hammond, PhD, MS, BA
    Northwestern University McCormick School of Engineering
  • Data Analytics and Management: Artificial Intelligence is more than AI
    JAN 12, 2021 11:30 AM EST
    Data Analytics and Management: Artificial Intelligence is more than AI
    Kristian Hammond, PhD, MS, BA
    Northwestern University McCormick School of Engineering
  • Data Analytics and Management: Artificial Intelligence, Such as Machine Learning
    JAN 12, 2021 11:15 AM EST
    Data Analytics and Management: Artificial Intelligence, Such as Machine Learning
    Suchi Saria, PhD, MSc
    Director of the Machine Learning and Healthcare Lab and John C. Malone Associate Professor of Computer Science, Statistics, and Public Health, Johns Hopkins University...
  • Precision Public Health Nutrition: Addressing the Social-ecological Settings in Which People Access and Consume Food
    JAN 12, 2021 11:00 AM EST
    Precision Public Health Nutrition: Addressing the Social-ecological Settings in Which People Access and Consume Food
    Kayla de la Haye, PhD
    Assistant Professor of Preventive Medicine, University of Southern California
  • Introduction to System Science and Data Analytics
    JAN 12, 2021 10:45 AM EST
    Introduction to System Science and Data Analytics
    Bruce Y. Lee, MD, MBA
    Professor of Health Policy and Management at the City University of New York (CUNY) School of Public Health where he is the Executive Director of PHICOR
  • JAN 12, 2021 9:55 AM EST
    Section 4 Q&A and Panel Discussion, Training Recommendations, and Opportunities
    Susan Gregurick, PhD, Michael Hittle, BS, Jessica Mazerik, PhD, Lorene Nelson, PhD, MS, Shurjo Sen, PhD, Patricia Mabry, PhD, Elizabeth Ginexi, PhD, Bruce Y. Lee, MD, MBA
    Susan Gregurick, PhD
    Associate Director for Data Science, NIH
    Michael Hittle, BS
    Doctoral Student in Epidemiology, Stanford University School of Medicine
    Jessica Mazerik, PhD
    Program Director for Data Science Workforce Development, Office of Data Science Strategy
    Lorene Nelson, PhD, MS
    Associate Professor, Department of Epidemiology & Population Health Stanford University School of Medicine
    Shurjo Sen, PhD
    National Human Genome Research Institute
    Patricia Mabry, PhD
    Research Investigator, HealthPartners Institute
    Elizabeth Ginexi, PhD
    Office of Behavioral and Social Sciences Research, NIH
    Bruce Y. Lee, MD, MBA
    Professor of Health Policy and Management at the City University of New York (CUNY) School of Public Health where he is the Executive Director of PHICOR
  • Strategies to Retain Trainees and Hybrid Fields: NIH Office of Behavioral and Social Sciences Research T32 Training Program
    JAN 12, 2021 9:15 AM EST
    Strategies to Retain Trainees and Hybrid Fields: NIH Office of Behavioral and Social Sciences Research T32 Training Program
    Elizabeth Ginexi, PhD
    Office of Behavioral and Social Sciences Research, NIH
  • Introduction to Training the Next Generation of a Diverse Workforce of Researchers in the Fields of Precision Nutrition and Data Science
    JAN 12, 2021 9:00 AM EST
    Introduction to Training the Next Generation of a Diverse Workforce of Researchers in the Fields of Precision Nutrition and Data Science
    Bruce Y. Lee, MD, MBA
    Professor of Health Policy and Management at the City University of New York (CUNY) School of Public Health where he is the Executive Director of PHICOR
  • Strategies to Retain Trainees and Hybrid Field
    JAN 12, 2021 9:00 AM EST
    Strategies to Retain Trainees and Hybrid Field
    Patricia Mabry, PhD
    Research Investigator, HealthPartners Institute
  • JAN 11, 2021 3:45 PM EST
    Section 3, Part 2 Q&A and Panel Discussion: Research Gaps and Opportunities
    Saroja Voruganti, PhD, Krista Varady, PhD, Erin Hanlon, PhD, Susan Malone, PhD, MSN
    Saroja Voruganti, PhD
    Associate Professor of Nutrition, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
    Krista Varady, PhD
    Professor of Nutrition
    Erin Hanlon, PhD
    Research Associate Professor University of Chicago
    Susan Malone, PhD, MSN
    Assistant Professor, Rory Meyers College of Nursing, New York University
  • Sensory Nutrition
    JAN 11, 2021 3:30 PM EST
    Sensory Nutrition
    Valerie Duffy, PhD, RD
    Professor & Director of the Graduate Program in Allied Health Sciences Department of Allied Health Science
  • Mixed-meal Challenge Tests, Physiological Measures, and Individual Response to Alcohol
    JAN 11, 2021 3:15 PM EST
    Mixed-meal Challenge Tests, Physiological Measures, and Individual Response to Alcohol
    Elizabeth Parks, PhD
    Professor, Department of Nutrition and Exercise Physiology, University of Missouri School of Medicine
  • Other Environmental Exposures
    JAN 11, 2021 3:00 PM EST
    Other Environmental Exposures
    Albert-Laszlo Barabasi, PhD
    Robert Gray Dodge Professor of Network Science
  • JAN 11, 2021 2:20 PM EST
    Section 3, Part 1 Q & A
    Elizabeth Parks, PhD, Cheryl Anderson, PhD, MPH, MS, Josiemer Mattei, PhD, MPH, Frank Scheer, PhD, MSc, Helen Roche, PhD, Marian Neuhouser, PhD, RD
    Elizabeth Parks, PhD
    Professor, Department of Nutrition and Exercise Physiology, University of Missouri School of Medicine
    Cheryl Anderson, PhD, MPH, MS
    Professor and Dean, UC San Diego Herbert Wertheim School of Public Health and Human Longevity Science; Director Center of Excellence in Health Behavior and Equity
    Josiemer Mattei, PhD, MPH
    Donald and Sue Priztker Associate Professor of Nutrition; Harvard TH Chan School of Public Health
    Frank Scheer, PhD, MSc
    Professor of Medicine, Harvard Medical School; Director, Medical Chronobiology Program, Brigham and Women's Hospital
    Helen Roche, PhD
    Full Professor of Nutrition & Nutrigenomics University College Dublin
    Marian Neuhouser, PhD, RD
    Professor, Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center
  • Psychosocial and Cultural Factors Influencing Dietary Intake and Patterns
    JAN 11, 2021 2:05 PM EST
    Psychosocial and Cultural Factors Influencing Dietary Intake and Patterns
    Cheryl Anderson, PhD, MPH, MS
    Professor and Dean, UC San Diego Herbert Wertheim School of Public Health and Human Longevity Science; Director Center of Excellence in Health Behavior and Equity
  • Nutrition-related Health Disparities, Socioeconomic Influences, and Social Determinants of Health
    JAN 11, 2021 1:50 PM EST
    Nutrition-related Health Disparities, Socioeconomic Influences, and Social Determinants of Health
    Josiemer Mattei, PhD, MPH
    Donald and Sue Priztker Associate Professor of Nutrition; Harvard TH Chan School of Public Health
  • Sleep and Chronobiology
    JAN 11, 2021 1:35 PM EST
    Sleep and Chronobiology
    Frank Scheer, PhD, MSc
    Professor of Medicine, Harvard Medical School; Director, Medical Chronobiology Program, Brigham and Women's Hospital
  • Immune System Status and Inflammatory Responses to Diet
    JAN 11, 2021 1:20 PM EST
    Immune System Status and Inflammatory Responses to Diet
    Helen Roche, PhD
    Full Professor of Nutrition & Nutrigenomics University College Dublin
  • Importance of Examining Nutritional Status as a Source of Interindividual Variability
    JAN 11, 2021 1:05 PM EST
    Importance of Examining Nutritional Status as a Source of Interindividual Variability
    Marian Neuhouser, PhD, RD
    Professor, Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center
  • Moderator Introduction
    JAN 11, 2021 1:00 PM EST
    Moderator Introduction
    Elizabeth Parks, PhD
    Professor, Department of Nutrition and Exercise Physiology, University of Missouri School of Medicine
  • Planning for Nutrition for Precision Health, Powered by the All of Us Research Program
    JAN 11, 2021 11:45 AM EST
    Planning for Nutrition for Precision Health, Powered by the All of Us Research Program
    Holly Nicastro, PhD, MPH
    Program Director, Office of Nutrition Research, NIH
  • JAN 11, 2021 10:30 AM EST
    Section 1 Q & A Panel Discussion: Research Gaps and Opportunities (Live)
    Linda Van Horn, PhD, RDN, Corby Martin, PhD, Steven Clinton, MD, PhD, Paul Franks, PhD, Simin Nikbin Meydani, DVM, PhD, Emily Ho, PhD, Mary Ann Sevick, ScD, MS, BSN, Richard Isaacson, MD
    Linda Van Horn, PhD, RDN
    Professor and Chief, Nutrition Division, Department of Preventive Medicine
    Corby Martin, PhD
    Pennington Biomedical Research Center
    Steven Clinton, MD, PhD
    Professor, Medical Oncology, The Ohio State University
    Paul Franks, PhD
    Professor of Genetic Epidemiology
    Simin Nikbin Meydani, DVM, PhD
    Senior Scientist & Director Nutritional Immunology Lab & JM USDA Human Nutrition Research..., Professor of Nutrition, Professor of Immunology at Tufts
    Emily Ho, PhD
    Professor and Endowed Chair/Director, Linus Pauling Institute, Oregon State University
    Mary Ann Sevick, ScD, MS, BSN
    Professor of Population Health and Medicine, Grossman School of Medicine, New York University
    Richard Isaacson, MD
    Director, Alzheimer's Prevention Clinic Assistant Dean, Faculty Development Weill Cornell Medicine / NewYork-Presbyterian
  • Cancer: Primary and Secondary Prevention
    JAN 11, 2021 10:15 AM EST
    Cancer: Primary and Secondary Prevention
    Emily Ho, PhD
    Professor and Endowed Chair/Director, Linus Pauling Institute, Oregon State University
  • Diabetes/Impaired Glucose Regulation
    JAN 11, 2021 10:00 AM EST
    Diabetes/Impaired Glucose Regulation
    Mary Ann Sevick, ScD, MS, BSN
    Professor of Population Health and Medicine, Grossman School of Medicine, New York University
  • Precision Nutrition for Patients at Risk for Cognitive Decline & Alzheimer's Dementia
    JAN 11, 2021 9:45 AM EST
    Precision Nutrition for Patients at Risk for Cognitive Decline & Alzheimer's Dementia
    Richard Isaacson, MD
    Director, Alzheimer's Prevention Clinic Assistant Dean, Faculty Development Weill Cornell Medicine / NewYork-Presbyterian
  • Moderator Introduction & Cardiovascular Disease
    JAN 11, 2021 9:25 AM EST
    Moderator Introduction & Cardiovascular Disease
    José Ordovás, PhD
    Director of Nutrition and Genomics Lab. JM-USDA-HNRCA at Tufts Univ. and Professor, Friedman School of Nutrition Science and Policy
  • JAN 11, 2021 9:00 AM EST
    Opening Remarks
    Griffin P. Rodgers, MD, MACP, Gary H. Gibbons, MD
    Griffin P. Rodgers, MD, MACP
    Director of the National Institute of Diabetes and Digestive and Kidney Diseases (NIDDK)
    Gary H. Gibbons, MD
    Director, NHLBI
  • SECTION 1: Precision Nutrition Science in Diet-related Chronic Diseases
  • JAN 11, 2021 9:00 AM EST
    Opening Remarks
    Griffin P. Rodgers, MD, MACP, Gary H. Gibbons, MD
    Griffin P. Rodgers, MD, MACP
    Director of the National Institute of Diabetes and Digestive and Kidney Diseases (NIDDK)
    Gary H. Gibbons, MD
    Director, NHLBI
  • Moderator Introduction & Cardiovascular Disease
    JAN 11, 2021 9:25 AM EST
    Moderator Introduction & Cardiovascular Disease
    José Ordovás, PhD
    Director of Nutrition and Genomics Lab. JM-USDA-HNRCA at Tufts Univ. and Professor, Friedman School of Nutrition Science and Policy
  • Precision Nutrition for Patients at Risk for Cognitive Decline & Alzheimer's Dementia
    JAN 11, 2021 9:45 AM EST
    Precision Nutrition for Patients at Risk for Cognitive Decline & Alzheimer's Dementia
    Richard Isaacson, MD
    Director, Alzheimer's Prevention Clinic Assistant Dean, Faculty Development Weill Cornell Medicine / NewYork-Presbyterian
  • Diabetes/Impaired Glucose Regulation
    JAN 11, 2021 10:00 AM EST
    Diabetes/Impaired Glucose Regulation
    Mary Ann Sevick, ScD, MS, BSN
    Professor of Population Health and Medicine, Grossman School of Medicine, New York University
  • Cancer: Primary and Secondary Prevention
    JAN 11, 2021 10:15 AM EST
    Cancer: Primary and Secondary Prevention
    Emily Ho, PhD
    Professor and Endowed Chair/Director, Linus Pauling Institute, Oregon State University
  • JAN 11, 2021 10:30 AM EST
    Section 1 Q & A Panel Discussion: Research Gaps and Opportunities (Live)
    Linda Van Horn, PhD, RDN, Corby Martin, PhD, Steven Clinton, MD, PhD, Paul Franks, PhD, Simin Nikbin Meydani, DVM, PhD, Emily Ho, PhD, Mary Ann Sevick, ScD, MS, BSN, Richard Isaacson, MD
    Linda Van Horn, PhD, RDN
    Professor and Chief, Nutrition Division, Department of Preventive Medicine
    Corby Martin, PhD
    Pennington Biomedical Research Center
    Steven Clinton, MD, PhD
    Professor, Medical Oncology, The Ohio State University
    Paul Franks, PhD
    Professor of Genetic Epidemiology
    Simin Nikbin Meydani, DVM, PhD
    Senior Scientist & Director Nutritional Immunology Lab & JM USDA Human Nutrition Research..., Professor of Nutrition, Professor of Immunology at Tufts
    Emily Ho, PhD
    Professor and Endowed Chair/Director, Linus Pauling Institute, Oregon State University
    Mary Ann Sevick, ScD, MS, BSN
    Professor of Population Health and Medicine, Grossman School of Medicine, New York University
    Richard Isaacson, MD
    Director, Alzheimer's Prevention Clinic Assistant Dean, Faculty Development Weill Cornell Medicine / NewYork-Presbyterian
  • SECTION 2: NIH Interest in the Field of Precision Nutrition
  • Planning for Nutrition for Precision Health, Powered by the All of Us Research Program
    JAN 11, 2021 11:45 AM EST
    Planning for Nutrition for Precision Health, Powered by the All of Us Research Program
    Holly Nicastro, PhD, MPH
    Program Director, Office of Nutrition Research, NIH
  • SECTION 3.1: Measuring Potential Contributors to Interindividual Variability in Dietary Responses
  • Moderator Introduction
    JAN 11, 2021 1:00 PM EST
    Moderator Introduction
    Elizabeth Parks, PhD
    Professor, Department of Nutrition and Exercise Physiology, University of Missouri School of Medicine
  • Importance of Examining Nutritional Status as a Source of Interindividual Variability
    JAN 11, 2021 1:05 PM EST
    Importance of Examining Nutritional Status as a Source of Interindividual Variability
    Marian Neuhouser, PhD, RD
    Professor, Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center
  • Immune System Status and Inflammatory Responses to Diet
    JAN 11, 2021 1:20 PM EST
    Immune System Status and Inflammatory Responses to Diet
    Helen Roche, PhD
    Full Professor of Nutrition & Nutrigenomics University College Dublin
  • Sleep and Chronobiology
    JAN 11, 2021 1:35 PM EST
    Sleep and Chronobiology
    Frank Scheer, PhD, MSc
    Professor of Medicine, Harvard Medical School; Director, Medical Chronobiology Program, Brigham and Women's Hospital
  • Nutrition-related Health Disparities, Socioeconomic Influences, and Social Determinants of Health
    JAN 11, 2021 1:50 PM EST
    Nutrition-related Health Disparities, Socioeconomic Influences, and Social Determinants of Health
    Josiemer Mattei, PhD, MPH
    Donald and Sue Priztker Associate Professor of Nutrition; Harvard TH Chan School of Public Health
  • Psychosocial and Cultural Factors Influencing Dietary Intake and Patterns
    JAN 11, 2021 2:05 PM EST
    Psychosocial and Cultural Factors Influencing Dietary Intake and Patterns
    Cheryl Anderson, PhD, MPH, MS
    Professor and Dean, UC San Diego Herbert Wertheim School of Public Health and Human Longevity Science; Director Center of Excellence in Health Behavior and Equity
  • JAN 11, 2021 2:20 PM EST
    Section 3, Part 1 Q & A
    Elizabeth Parks, PhD, Cheryl Anderson, PhD, MPH, MS, Josiemer Mattei, PhD, MPH, Frank Scheer, PhD, MSc, Helen Roche, PhD, Marian Neuhouser, PhD, RD
    Elizabeth Parks, PhD
    Professor, Department of Nutrition and Exercise Physiology, University of Missouri School of Medicine
    Cheryl Anderson, PhD, MPH, MS
    Professor and Dean, UC San Diego Herbert Wertheim School of Public Health and Human Longevity Science; Director Center of Excellence in Health Behavior and Equity
    Josiemer Mattei, PhD, MPH
    Donald and Sue Priztker Associate Professor of Nutrition; Harvard TH Chan School of Public Health
    Frank Scheer, PhD, MSc
    Professor of Medicine, Harvard Medical School; Director, Medical Chronobiology Program, Brigham and Women's Hospital
    Helen Roche, PhD
    Full Professor of Nutrition & Nutrigenomics University College Dublin
    Marian Neuhouser, PhD, RD
    Professor, Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center
  • SECTION 3.2: Measuring Potential Contributors to Interindividual Variability in Dietary Responses
  • Other Environmental Exposures
    JAN 11, 2021 3:00 PM EST
    Other Environmental Exposures
    Albert-Laszlo Barabasi, PhD
    Robert Gray Dodge Professor of Network Science
  • Mixed-meal Challenge Tests, Physiological Measures, and Individual Response to Alcohol
    JAN 11, 2021 3:15 PM EST
    Mixed-meal Challenge Tests, Physiological Measures, and Individual Response to Alcohol
    Elizabeth Parks, PhD
    Professor, Department of Nutrition and Exercise Physiology, University of Missouri School of Medicine
  • Sensory Nutrition
    JAN 11, 2021 3:30 PM EST
    Sensory Nutrition
    Valerie Duffy, PhD, RD
    Professor & Director of the Graduate Program in Allied Health Sciences Department of Allied Health Science
  • JAN 11, 2021 3:45 PM EST
    Section 3, Part 2 Q&A and Panel Discussion: Research Gaps and Opportunities
    Saroja Voruganti, PhD, Krista Varady, PhD, Erin Hanlon, PhD, Susan Malone, PhD, MSN
    Saroja Voruganti, PhD
    Associate Professor of Nutrition, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
    Krista Varady, PhD
    Professor of Nutrition
    Erin Hanlon, PhD
    Research Associate Professor University of Chicago
    Susan Malone, PhD, MSN
    Assistant Professor, Rory Meyers College of Nursing, New York University
  • SECTION 4: Training the Next Generation of a Diverse Workforce of Researchers in the Fields of Precision Nutrition and Data Science
  • Introduction to Training the Next Generation of a Diverse Workforce of Researchers in the Fields of Precision Nutrition and Data Science
    JAN 12, 2021 9:00 AM EST
    Introduction to Training the Next Generation of a Diverse Workforce of Researchers in the Fields of Precision Nutrition and Data Science
    Bruce Y. Lee, MD, MBA
    Professor of Health Policy and Management at the City University of New York (CUNY) School of Public Health where he is the Executive Director of PHICOR
  • Strategies to Retain Trainees and Hybrid Field
    JAN 12, 2021 9:00 AM EST
    Strategies to Retain Trainees and Hybrid Field
    Patricia Mabry, PhD
    Research Investigator, HealthPartners Institute
  • Strategies to Retain Trainees and Hybrid Fields: NIH Office of Behavioral and Social Sciences Research T32 Training Program
    JAN 12, 2021 9:15 AM EST
    Strategies to Retain Trainees and Hybrid Fields: NIH Office of Behavioral and Social Sciences Research T32 Training Program
    Elizabeth Ginexi, PhD
    Office of Behavioral and Social Sciences Research, NIH
  • JAN 12, 2021 9:55 AM EST
    Section 4 Q&A and Panel Discussion, Training Recommendations, and Opportunities
    Susan Gregurick, PhD, Michael Hittle, BS, Jessica Mazerik, PhD, Lorene Nelson, PhD, MS, Shurjo Sen, PhD, Patricia Mabry, PhD, Elizabeth Ginexi, PhD, Bruce Y. Lee, MD, MBA
    Susan Gregurick, PhD
    Associate Director for Data Science, NIH
    Michael Hittle, BS
    Doctoral Student in Epidemiology, Stanford University School of Medicine
    Jessica Mazerik, PhD
    Program Director for Data Science Workforce Development, Office of Data Science Strategy
    Lorene Nelson, PhD, MS
    Associate Professor, Department of Epidemiology & Population Health Stanford University School of Medicine
    Shurjo Sen, PhD
    National Human Genome Research Institute
    Patricia Mabry, PhD
    Research Investigator, HealthPartners Institute
    Elizabeth Ginexi, PhD
    Office of Behavioral and Social Sciences Research, NIH
    Bruce Y. Lee, MD, MBA
    Professor of Health Policy and Management at the City University of New York (CUNY) School of Public Health where he is the Executive Director of PHICOR
  • SECTION 5.1: Systems Science, Data Science, and Computational Analytics
  • Introduction to System Science and Data Analytics
    JAN 12, 2021 10:45 AM EST
    Introduction to System Science and Data Analytics
    Bruce Y. Lee, MD, MBA
    Professor of Health Policy and Management at the City University of New York (CUNY) School of Public Health where he is the Executive Director of PHICOR
  • Precision Public Health Nutrition: Addressing the Social-ecological Settings in Which People Access and Consume Food
    JAN 12, 2021 11:00 AM EST
    Precision Public Health Nutrition: Addressing the Social-ecological Settings in Which People Access and Consume Food
    Kayla de la Haye, PhD
    Assistant Professor of Preventive Medicine, University of Southern California
  • Data Analytics and Management: Artificial Intelligence, Such as Machine Learning
    JAN 12, 2021 11:15 AM EST
    Data Analytics and Management: Artificial Intelligence, Such as Machine Learning
    Suchi Saria, PhD, MSc
    Director of the Machine Learning and Healthcare Lab and John C. Malone Associate Professor of Computer Science, Statistics, and Public Health, Johns Hopkins University...
  • Data Analytics and Management: Artificial Intelligence is more than AI
    JAN 12, 2021 11:30 AM EST
    Data Analytics and Management: Artificial Intelligence is more than AI
    Kristian Hammond, PhD, MS, BA
    Northwestern University McCormick School of Engineering
  • SECTION 5.2: Systems Science, Data Science, and Computational Analytics
  • Interpretation and Translation
    JAN 12, 2021 1:00 PM EST
    Interpretation and Translation
    Nico Pronk, PhD
    President and Chief Science Officer, HealthPartners Institute Affiliate Professor, University of Minnesota School of Public Health Visiting Scientist, Harvard Chan School of Public Health
  • Ethical Artificial Intelligence
    JAN 12, 2021 1:15 PM EST
    Ethical Artificial Intelligence
    Brendan Parent, JD
    Assistant Professor of Medical Ethics, Director of Transplant Ethics and Policy Research; NYU Grossman School of Medicine
  • JAN 12, 2021 1:30 PM EST
    Section 5, Part 2 Q&A and Panel Discussion, Research Gaps and Opportunities, and Case Examples
    Eran Segal, Tim Spector, MBBS, MD, MSC, FRCP, FRSB, FMEDSC, Abigail L. Horn, PhD, Grace Peng, PhD, Nico Pronk, PhD, Brendan Parent, JD
    Eran Segal
    Professor at the Department of Computer Science and Applied Mathematics at the Weizmann Institute of Science
    Abigail L. Horn, PhD
    Postdoctoral Research Fellow, Department of Preventive Medicine, Division of Biostatistics, University of Southern California
    Grace Peng, PhD
    National Institute of Biomedical Imaging and Bioengineering, NIH
    Nico Pronk, PhD
    President and Chief Science Officer, HealthPartners Institute Affiliate Professor, University of Minnesota School of Public Health Visiting Scientist, Harvard Chan School of Public Health
    Brendan Parent, JD
    Assistant Professor of Medical Ethics, Director of Transplant Ethics and Policy Research; NYU Grossman School of Medicine
  • SECTION 6: Putting It All Together: What Does the Future Hold for Implementing Precision Nutrition Science?
  • JAN 12, 2021 3:00 PM EST
    Panel Discussion with Co-Chairs
    Bruce Y. Lee, MD, MBA, Elizabeth Parks, PhD, José Ordovás, PhD
    Bruce Y. Lee, MD, MBA
    Professor of Health Policy and Management at the City University of New York (CUNY) School of Public Health where he is the Executive Director of PHICOR
    Elizabeth Parks, PhD
    Professor, Department of Nutrition and Exercise Physiology, University of Missouri School of Medicine
    José Ordovás, PhD
    Director of Nutrition and Genomics Lab. JM-USDA-HNRCA at Tufts Univ. and Professor, Friedman School of Nutrition Science and Policy
  • JAN 12, 2021 3:00 PM EST
    Workshop Closing Remarks
    Elizabeth Parks, PhD, José Ordovás, PhD, Bruce Y. Lee, MD, MBA
    Elizabeth Parks, PhD
    Professor, Department of Nutrition and Exercise Physiology, University of Missouri School of Medicine
    José Ordovás, PhD
    Director of Nutrition and Genomics Lab. JM-USDA-HNRCA at Tufts Univ. and Professor, Friedman School of Nutrition Science and Policy
    Bruce Y. Lee, MD, MBA
    Professor of Health Policy and Management at the City University of New York (CUNY) School of Public Health where he is the Executive Director of PHICOR
  • JAN 12, 2021 3:00 PM EST
    Workshop Adjournment
    José Ordovás, PhD, Bruce Y. Lee, MD, MBA, Elizabeth Parks, PhD
    José Ordovás, PhD
    Director of Nutrition and Genomics Lab. JM-USDA-HNRCA at Tufts Univ. and Professor, Friedman School of Nutrition Science and Policy
    Bruce Y. Lee, MD, MBA
    Professor of Health Policy and Management at the City University of New York (CUNY) School of Public Health where he is the Executive Director of PHICOR
    Elizabeth Parks, PhD
    Professor, Department of Nutrition and Exercise Physiology, University of Missouri School of Medicine
Speakers

  • Griffin P. Rodgers, MD, MACP
    Director of the National Institute of Diabetes and Digestive and Kidney Diseases (NIDDK)
    Biography

      Dr. Griffin P. Rodgers was named Director of the National Institute of Diabetes and Digestive and Kidney Diseases (NIDDK)--one of the National Institutes of Health (NIH)--on April 1, 2007. He had served as NIDDK's Acting Director since March 2006 and had been the Institute's Deputy Director since January 2001. As the Director of NIDDK, Dr. Rodgers provides scientific leadership and manages a staff of over 600 employees and a budget of ~$2.3 billion.
      Dr. Rodgers received his undergraduate, graduate and medical degrees from Brown University in Providence, R.I. He performed his residency and chief residency in internal medicine at Barnes Hospital and the John Cochran VA, respectively, at Washington University in St. Louis, MO. His fellowship training in hematology was in a joint program of the NIH with George Washington University. In addition to his medical and research training, he earned an MBA, with a focus on the business of medicine/science, from Johns Hopkins University in 2005, and a Masters in Legal Studies in 2017.
      As a research investigator, Dr. Rodgers is widely recognized for his contributions to the development of the first effective — and FDA approved — therapy for sickle cell anemia. In addition, he and his collaborators have reported on a modified blood stem-cell transplant regimen that is highly effective in reversing sickle cell disease in adults and is associated with relatively low toxicity. He has been honored for his research with numerous awards including the 1998 Richard and Hinda Rosenthal Foundation Award, the 2000 Arthur S. Flemming Award, the Legacy of Leadership Award in 2002, a Mastership from the American College of Physicians in 2005, the Herbert C. Nickens Award 2018 and a Fellowship in the Royal College of Physicians (London) in 2018, among others.
      Dr. Rodgers is a member of the American Society of Hematology, the American Society of Clinical Investigation, the Association of American Physicians, the American Academy of Arts and Sciences, the American Association for the Advancement of Science, and the National Academy of Medicine, among others.

    • Gary H. Gibbons, MD
      Director, NHLBI
      Biography

        Gary H. Gibbons, M.D., is Director of the National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute (NHLBI) at  the National Institutes of Health (NIH), where he oversees the third largest institute at the NIH,  with an annual budget of approximately $3 billion and a staff of nearly 2,100 federal employees,  contractors, and volunteers. NHLBI provides global leadership for research, training, and  education programs to promote the prevention and treatment of heart, lung, and blood diseases  and enhance the health of all individuals so that they can live longer and more fulfilling lives.  
        Since being named Director of the NHLBI, Dr. Gibbons has enhanced the NHLBI investment in  fundamental discovery science, steadily increasing the payline and number of awards for  established and early stage investigators. His commitment to nurturing the next generation of  scientists is manifest in expanded funding for career development and loan repayment awards as  well as initiatives to facilitate the transition to independent research awards.  
        Dr. Gibbons provides leadership to advance several NIH initiatives and has made many scientific  contributions in the fields of vascular biology, genomic medicine, and the pathogenesis of  vascular diseases. His research focuses on investigating the relationships between clinical  phenotypes, behavior, molecular interactions, and social determinants on gene expression and  their contribution to cardiovascular disease. Dr. Gibbons has received several patents for  innovations derived from his research in the fields of vascular biology and the pathogenesis of  vascular diseases.  
        Dr. Gibbons earned his undergraduate degree from Princeton University in Princeton, N.J., and  graduated magna cum laude from Harvard Medical School in Boston. He completed his  residency and cardiology fellowship at the Harvard-affiliated Brigham and Women's Hospital in  Boston. Dr. Gibbons was a member of the faculty at Stanford University in Stanford, CA, from  1990-1996, and at Harvard Medical School from 1996-1999. He joined the Morehouse School of  Medicine in 1999, where he served as the founding director of the Cardiovascular Research  Institute, chairperson of the Department of Physiology, and professor of physiology and  medicine at the Morehouse School of Medicine, in Atlanta. While at Morehouse School of  Medicine, Dr. Gibbons served as a member of the National Heart, Lung, and Blood Advisory  Council from 2009-2012.  
        Throughout his career, Dr. Gibbons has received numerous honors, including election to the  Institute of Medicine of the National Academies of Sciences; selection as a Robert Wood  Johnson Foundation Minority Faculty Development Awardee; selection as a Pew Foundation Biomedical Scholar; and recognition as an Established Investigator of the American Heart  Association (AHA).

      • Elizabeth Parks, PhD
        Professor, Department of Nutrition and Exercise Physiology, University of Missouri School of Medicine
        Biography

          Elizabeth Parks received her PhD from the University of California, Davis for where she studied with Barbara Schneeman, PhD in the Department of Nutrition. She then became a Postdoctoral Fellow at Berkeley/UCSF in the laboratory of Marc Hellerstein, MD, PhD. Dr. Parks has held academic positions at the University of Minnesota in the Twin Cities and the University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center in Dallas, where she collaborated to establish a highly successful research consortium for the study of obesity. In 2013 she moved to the University of Missouri at Columbia where she is a Professor in the Department of Nutrition and Exercise Physiology and in the Division of Gastroenterology and Hepatology, both in the School of Medicine. She also serves as Associate Director of the Clinical Research Center in the Medical School's Institute for Clinical and Translational Science. The major research contributions of Dr. Parks' lab emanate from her development of novel techniques to quantitate the delivery and disposal of dietary macronutrients in animal models and in humans. Over the past 21 years, her lab has used multiple stable isotopes and mathematical modeling to establish a non-steady state model of post-meal metabolism. Using this model she has shown 1) that in contrast to rodents, a significant amount of meal fat can cycle through the liver in healthy humans, 2) that dietary sugars being made into liver fat, are a significant cause of non-alcoholic fatty liver disease (NAFLD), and 3) that the model predicts risk of chronic diseases through quantitation of fatty acid flux through the intestine (fat absorption), from the intestine to other tissues, and also from adipose back out to other tissues. Dr. Parks is a fellow of the American Heart Association and The Obesity Society, where she also is serving as vice president. Her current research in humans focuses on how optimizing dietary composition can lead to weight loss resulting in recovery from NAFLD.

        • Bruce Y. Lee, MD, MBA
          Professor of Health Policy and Management at the City University of New York (CUNY) School of Public Health where he is the Executive Director of PHICOR
          Biography

            Bruce Y. Lee, MD, MBA is systems modeler, computational and digital health expert, writer, and health journalist. He has over two decades experience in industry and academia developing mathematical and computational models to assist a wide range of decision makers in health and public health. Currently, he is a Professor of Health Policy and Management at the City University of New York (CUNY) School of Public Health where he is the Executive Director of PHICOR (Public Health Informatics, Computational, and Operations Research), which he founded in 2007, and a Professor by Courtesy at the Johns Hopkins Carey Business School. Dr. Lee is also the founder and CEO of Symsilico, which develops and uses computational methods, models, and tools to help decision-making. His previous positions include serving as Associate Professor of International Health at the Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health, Executive Director of the Global Obesity Prevention Center (GOPC), Director of Operations Research at the International Vaccine Access Center (IVAC), Associate Professor at the University of Pittsburgh, Senior Manager at Quintiles Transnational, working in biotechnology equity research at Montgomery Securities, and co-founding Integrigen. 

            He has been the Principal Investigator for projects supported by a variety of organizations and agencies including the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation, the National Institutes of Health (NIH), the Agency for Healthcare Quality and Research (AHRQ), the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), UNICEF, the Global Fund and USAID. He also has served as a systems science and modeling expert for numerous advisory boards and committees such as the National Academies of Science, Engineering and Medicine committee to evaluate the Dietary Guidelines of America process.

            Dr. Lee has authored over 240 scientific publications (including over 100 first author and over 85 last author) nearly all of which have focused of systems science and using systems methods as well as three books.  

            Dr. Lee has written extensively for the general media. He is a Senior Contributor for Forbes, covering a wide range of health-related topics including medicine, wellness, digital health and the business of health and having written over 1000 articles. His writing has also appeared in a number of other media outlets including Time, The Guardian, the HuffPost, and the MIT Technology Review. His work and expertise have appeared in leading media outlets such as the New York Times, USA Today, the Los Angeles Times, Newsweek, CBS News, Businessweek, U.S. News and World Report, Bloomberg News, Reuters, and National Public Radio (NPR). Dr. Lee received his B.A. from Harvard University, M.D. from Harvard Medical School, and M.B.A. from the Stanford Graduate School of Business. He completed his internal medicine residency training at the University of California, San Diego. His Twitter handle is @bruce_y_lee

             

          • José Ordovás, PhD
            Director of Nutrition and Genomics Lab. JM-USDA-HNRCA at Tufts Univ. and Professor, Friedman School of Nutrition Science and Policy
            Biography

              José M. Ordovás, Ph.D., is Professor of Nutrition and Director of the Nutrition and Genomics Laboratory at the USDA-Human Nutrition Research Center on Aging at Tufts University in Boston. In addition, he is Professor of Genetics and Pharmacology at the Graduate School of Biomedical Sciences.


              Dr. Ordovas was educated in Spain at the University of Zaragoza where he received his doctorate in Biochemistry. He did postdoctoral work at MIT, Harvard, and Tufts. His primary research interests focus on the genetic and epigenetic factors predisposing to age-related chronic diseases (i.e., cardiovascular disease, obesity, and diabetes) and their interaction with environmental and behavioral factors with particular emphasis on diet. He has published over 850 scientific articles in peer review journals, written books and book chapters and participated as an invited speaker in hundreds of international congresses, symposia, and courses related to precision nutrition. In this regard, he is considered a pioneer and one of the most distinguished world experts in gene-diet interactions pertaining to cardiometabolic traits. Moreover, he has trained in his laboratory over 60 scientists, and his current network involves populations and investigators from all Continents.

              Throughout his career, Dr. Ordovas has received multiple honors for his scientific achievements including the Secretary's Award from the USDA, the Centrum, the David Kritchevsky career achievement and Dannon Institute Mentorship awards from the American Society for Nutrition, and the Gold Medal from the Spanish Society of Cardiology. He was awarded an honorary degree in Medicine by
              the University of Cordoba in Spain, and he is a Member of the Royal Academies of Sciences, Medicine, Nutrition and Pharmacy in Spain. He has been a member of the Food and Nutrition Board of the National Academies. and he currently serves on multiple national and international scientific advisory boards and peer review committees.

            • Richard Isaacson, MD
              Director, Alzheimer's Prevention Clinic Assistant Dean, Faculty Development Weill Cornell Medicine / NewYork-Presbyterian
              Biography

                Richard S. Isaacson, M.D. serves as Director of the Alzheimer's Prevention Clinic (APC), Weill Cornell Memory Disorders Program, Assistant Dean of Faculty Development, and Associate Professor of Neurology at Weill Cornell Medicine & NewYork-Presbyterian. He completed his residency in Neurology at Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center/Harvard Medical School, and his medical internship at Mount Sinai Medical Center in Miami Beach, FL. A graduate of the accelerated 6-year B.A./M.D. program at the University of Missouri - Kansas City School of Medicine, Dr. Isaacson now specializes in AD risk reduction and treatment, mild cognitive impairment due to AD and pre-clinical AD. His clinical research has shown that individualized clinical management of patients at risk for AD dementia may be an important strategy for optimizing cognitive function and reducing dementia risk. He has published novel methods on using a precision medicine approach in real-world clinical practice of AD risk reduction. Dr. Isaacson previously served as Neurology Residency and Clerkship Director, and his career in education spans undergraduate (student), graduate (resident/fellow), and continuing (faculty) medical education, as well as patient, caregiver and community education/outreach.  He led the development of Alzheimer's Universe (AlzU.org) a vast online education research portal on AD (>2 million unique visitors since 2014). With a robust clinical practice, focus on multi-domain lifestyle interventions, and broad background in computer science, m-Health, biotechnology and web-development, Dr. Isaacson is committed to using technology to optimize patient care, AD risk assessment and early intervention. The APC also studies digital biomarkers using a wearable biosensor and aims to rigorously evaluate the effects of personalized, evidence-based multi-modal interventions on cognition, serum/radiologic biomarkers of AD and calculated AD and cardiovascular risk. 

              • Mary Ann Sevick, ScD, MS, BSN
                Professor of Population Health and Medicine, Grossman School of Medicine, New York University
                Biography

                  Dr. Mary Ann Sevick's research involves the use of technology to engage clinical populations in self-management and lifestyle behavior change. Her research involves both primary prevention of cardiovascular disease, and secondary prevention in those with complex chronic diseases (including diabetes, chronic kidney disease, and end-stage renal disease). She has extensive experience in randomized clinical trials. She has served as the PI on 3 NIH-funded R01s: ENHANCE (a lifestyle management trial in those with type 2 diabetes), and BalanceWise (a dietary sodium reduction trial in hemodialysis patients), and the Diabetes Healthy Hearts and Kidneys Studies (an investigation of alternative technology-supported intervention approaches for engaging obese, diabetic patients with concurrent chronic kidney disease in multiple lifestyle behavior changes). She also served as the PI of the VA HSR&D-funded Merit study, VA-STRIDE Study (a physical activity intervention in primary care Veterans). She is currently PI of the PersonalDiet Study, an American Heart Association-supported investigation to compare two weight loss interventions: a precision-nutrition based approach versus a standardized low-fat diet.

                • Emily Ho, PhD
                  Professor and Endowed Chair/Director, Linus Pauling Institute, Oregon State University
                  Biography

                    Emily Ho, PhD is the Director of the Linus Pauling Institute and professor in the College of Public Health and Human Sciences at Oregon State University.  Her research focuses on understanding the mechanisms by which nutrient status and healthy foods affect the initiation and/or progression of chronic diseases such as cancer.  

                    An important strength to her approach in her research is maintaining a mechanistic focus on diet/environment interactions, and encouraging to work in multi-disciplinary teams to facilitate the translation of cellular mechanistic studies to impact human populations.  She also has strong interest in phytochemicals derived from cruciferous vegetables in cancer prevention.  Her work has helped drive dietary requirements and recommendations for micronutrients such as zinc for communities with susceptibility to poor nutrition.  Prior to becoming director of the LPI, she was the Endowed Director of the Moore Family Center for Whole Grain Foods, Nutrition and Prevention in the College of Public Health and Human Sciences.  Dr. Ho obtained her BS in Nutritional Sciences at the University of Guelph, Ontario, Canada, obtained her doctorate in Nutrition Sciences at Ohio State University in 2000.  After a postdoctoral fellowship at the University of California, Berkeley, she joined the nutrition faculty at Oregon State University in 2003.  As faculty and leader at Oregon State University she has strong commitment to engaging and facilitating nutrition and diet-focused translational research projects with basic scientists, clinicians, policy-makers and communities, and involving experiential learning with students and postdoctoral researchers.

                  • Linda Van Horn, PhD, RDN
                    Professor and Chief, Nutrition Division, Department of Preventive Medicine
                    Biography

                      Linda Van Horn, PhD, RDN is Professor and Chief, Nutrition Division, Department of Preventive Medicine, Feinberg School of Medicine, Northwestern University in Chicago. She is a clinical nutrition epidemiologist whose research focuses on primary prevention of cardiometabolic and other chronic diseases beginning in utero and continuing throughout the life course. Her research experience includes the Multiple Risk Factor Intervention Trial  (MRFIT), the study of Cardiovascular Risk Development in Young Adults (CARDIA), the Hispanic Community Health Study/Study of Latinos (SOL) and its ancillary SOL Youth Study.


                      As  Principal Investigator she served on several multi-center collaborative trials, including the Diet Intervention Study in Children (DISC), the Women's Health Initiative (WHI) and currently  the International Study of Macro/Micro Nutrient Intake and Blood Pressure (INTERMAP). She is also studying DASH diet intervention among the offspring  of mothers with overweight/obesity recruited from MOMFIT, a randomized clinical trial preventing excessive gestational weight gain. 


                      Dr Van Horn served as Editor of the Journal of the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics from 2003-2013. She Chaired the 2010 US Dietary Guidelines Advisory Committee (DGAC) and recently served as a member of the 2020 US DGAC.


                      She chaired /served on several NIH Task Forces and Workshops including the National Heart, Lung and Blood Institute's Workshop on Medical Nutrition Education. She is an active member of the American Heart Association's Council on Epidemiology and Lifestyle specifically serving on the Nutrition Committee. 
                      Dr Van Horn did her undergraduate training in Nutrition and Dietetics at Purdue, her master's degree in exercise physiology from the University of Pittsburgh and her doctoral work at the University of Illinois, Chicago involving adolescent blood pressure response to a sodium restricted diet. 
                       

                    • Corby Martin, PhD
                      Pennington Biomedical Research Center
                      Biography

                        Dr. Martin is a Professor and Director of the Ingestive Behavior, Weight Management, & Health Promotion Laboratory at Pennington Biomedical Research Center. Dr. Martin also Directs the Human Phenotyping Core of the Center's NIH-funded Nutrition Obesity Research Center (NORC). Dr. Martin completed his undergraduate degree and a Master's degree in psychology at Eastern Washington University and his doctorate in Clinical Psychology at Louisiana State University. Dr. Martin then completed his Pre-doctoral Internship, as well as a Post-doctoral Fellowship, at the Medical University of South Carolina. Dr. Martin has received various awards during his training and he was the recipient of the Lilly Scientific Achievement Award in 2013 and became a Fellow of The Obesity Society in 2015. The overarching goal of Dr. Martin's research is to develop tools and intervention platforms to help people live healthier lives through diet and exercise. His research includes the development and validation of novel methods to assess health behaviors, including the measurement of food intake in free-living conditions with the Remote Food Photography Method© and SmartIntake® smartphone app. Dr. Martin has integrated SmartIntake and other assessment platforms into weight management interventions that are delivered in clinic settings, as well as remotely via mobile health (mHealth) technology (e.g., apps). Dr. Martin was also part of a team that developed novel methods to quantify dietary adherence based on observed body weight, and the team integrated these adherence tracking methods into clinic-based and mHealth weight management interventions, including SmartLoss®, a remotely delivered weight loss intervention, and SmartMoms®, a weight management program that promotes recommended levels of gestational weight gain among pregnant women. Lastly, Dr. Martin's research program focuses on compensatory responses to perturbing energy balance via dietary and exercise interventions. 

                      • Steven Clinton, MD, PhD
                        Professor, Medical Oncology, The Ohio State University
                        Biography

                          Steven K. Clinton, MD, PhD is a Professor of Internal Medicine in the Division of Medical Oncology at The Ohio State University (OSU) where he holds the Schoenlaub Chair in Cancer Research.  His clinical service focuses upon Prostate Cancer and he serves as the Director of the Genitourinary Cancer Program at The James Cancer Hospital at the OSU Medical Center.  Dr. Clinton serves as Program Leader for Molecular Carcinogenesis and Chemoprevention (MCC) at The OSU-Comprehensive Cancer Center (OSUCCC). This program is one of five at the OSUCCC and has over 50 faculty focusing upon elucidating the fundamental mechanisms underlying the development of cancer and defining prevention strategies.  A major strength of the MCC program is the “crops to the clinic” research agenda that integrates the efforts of scientists in agriculture, food science, and nutrition with clinical investigators to conduct novel human trials at The James.  In addition, he serves the cancer center as Co-Director of the Nutrient and Phytochemical Analytic Shared Resource providing metabolomic and nutritional biomarker analysis to investigators. Dr. Clinton's research activities  focus on many aspects of diet, nutrition, and cancer, primarily emphasizing prostate and other genitourinary cancers. The research efforts include metabolic epidemiology and clinical intervention trials, as well as basic laboratory studies of cellular and molecular biology resulting in over 300 scientific publications, reviews, and book chapters.  Dr. Clinton provides service to many national and international organizations involved in the war on cancer, such as the Dietary Guidelines for America 2015-2020 Committee, the World Cancer Research Fund/WHO advisory committees to define cancer prevention strategies involving diet, nutrition, and physical activity, and the Institute of Medicine/National Academy of Sciences to define Dietary Reference Intakes for Calcium and vitamin D.

                        • Paul Franks, PhD
                          Professor of Genetic Epidemiology
                          Biography

                            I am a professor in genetic epidemiology and deputy director at Lund University Diabetes Centre in Sweden, where I lead the Genetic and Molecular Epidemiology Unit and, more broadly at the Centre, help coordinate the infrastructure for roughly 350 staff and scientists. I am also an adjunct professor at the Harvard School of Public Health in Boston.

                            From 1999-2003 I did my doctoral training in epidemiology, biostatistics and genetics at the University of Cambridge. Here, I worked primarily at the Institute of Public Health with Prof Nick Wareham, where my research focused on genetic epidemiology and biostatistics. Other key elements of my doctoral research were based in the laboratory of Prof Sir Steve O'Rahilly, with whom I studied the role of leptin variation in obesity and energy balance. This theme continued during my post-doc, which focused on energy balance, fetal programming, obesity and diabetes in Pima Indians (eg Franks et al. NEJM, 2010), at the NIDDK Epidemiology & Clinical Research Branch in Phoenix, Arizona.

                            Much of my current research is focused on precision prevention of type 2 diabetes and obesity (Franks & McCarthy, Science, 2016). This is exeplified through the world's largest and most comprehensive trial of personalized nutrition for glycaemic control called PREDICT. The trial's recently published primary outcome data provide a blueprint for personalized nutrition (Berry et al. Nat Med. 2020). In a follow-up paper (Anascar et al. Nat Med. in press), we report the features of the gut microbiome that mediate the effects of diet interventions in glycaemic and lipidemic control, findings that we corroborated through separate analyses in IMI DIRECT and other datasets (Bar et al. Nature. 2020).

                            I currently co-chair the ADA/EASD Precision Medicine in Diabetes Initiative, a 10-year program of research and education focused on the clinical translation of precision diabetes medicine.
                             

                          • Simin Nikbin Meydani, DVM, PhD
                            Senior Scientist & Director Nutritional Immunology Lab & JM USDA Human Nutrition Research..., Professor of Nutrition, Professor of Immunology at Tufts
                            Biography

                              Dr. Simin Nikbin Meydani is Director of the Immunology Laboratory at Jean Mayer USDA Human Nutrition Research Center on Aging at Tufts University, and Professor of nutrition and immunology at Tufts' Friedman School of Nutrition Science and Policy and Sackler Graduate Program in Immunology. Her previous positions included Vice Provost for Research at Tufts University, and Director of JM USDA Human Nutrition Research Center on Aging at Tufts. Her scientific interests include the impact of nutrition on aging and age-associated diseases, its role in immune and inflammatory responses and predisposition to infectious diseases. She is an internationally recognized scholar with over 350 publications and continuous federal and non-federal funding. Her honors include the American Aging Association Denham Harman Lifetime Research Achievement Award; American Society of Nutrition Herman Award in clinical nutrition; ASN Lederle Award in Human Nutrition Research; Fellow of Hedwig van Amerigen Executive Leadership in Academic Medicine; American College of Nutrition Grace Goldsmith Award; International HERMES Vitamin Research Award. She was President of the American Society for Nutrition (2014-2015) and President of American Aging Association (2005-2006). She has presented at the World Economic Forum in Davos and contributed to the White House Summit on Aging. She is serving/has served academic, government and corporate communities as a member of grant review panels and advisory boards, editorial boards of several journals, and chair and organizer of/presenter at several national and international meetings.

                            • Holly Nicastro, PhD, MPH
                              Program Director, Office of Nutrition Research, NIH
                              Biography

                                Elizabeth Parks received her PhD from the University of California, Davis for where she studied with Barbara Schneeman, PhD in the Department of Nutrition. She then became a Postdoctoral Fellow at Berkeley/UCSF in the laboratory of Marc Hellerstein, MD, PhD. Dr. Parks has held academic positions at the University of Minnesota in the Twin Cities and the University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center in Dallas, where she collaborated to establish a highly successful research consortium for the study of obesity. In 2013 she moved to the University of Missouri at Columbia where she is a Professor in the Department of Nutrition and Exercise Physiology and in the Division of Gastroenterology and Hepatology, both in the School of Medicine. She also serves as Associate Director of the Clinical Research Center in the Medical School's Institute for Clinical and Translational Science. The major research contributions of Dr. Parks' lab emanate from her development of novel techniques to quantitate the delivery and disposal of dietary macronutrients in animal models and in humans. Over the past 21 years, her lab has used multiple stable isotopes and mathematical modeling to establish a non-steady state model of post-meal metabolism. Using this model she has shown 1) that in contrast to rodents, a significant amount of meal fat can cycle through the liver in healthy humans, 2) that dietary sugars being made into liver fat, are a significant cause of non-alcoholic fatty liver disease (NAFLD), and 3) that the model predicts risk of chronic diseases through quantitation of fatty acid flux through the intestine (fat absorption), from the intestine to other tissues, and also from adipose back out to other tissues. Dr. Parks is a fellow of the American Heart Association and The Obesity Society, where she also is serving as vice president. Her current research in humans focuses on how optimizing dietary composition can lead to weight loss resulting in recovery from NAFLD.

                              • Marian Neuhouser, PhD, RD
                                Professor, Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center
                                Biography

                                  Marian L. Neuhouser, Ph.D., R.D., is a Professor and Program Head in the Cancer Prevention Program, Public Health Sciences Division at Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center. She is also Core faculty in Nutritional Sciences and Affiliate Professor of Epidemiology at the University of Washington. Dr. Neuhouser leads the Hutch's Cancer Prevention Program, the first such National Cancer Institute–funded program in the U.S. Her research focuses on the role of nutrition and energy balance (obesity) in the prevention and survivorship of breast and prostate cancers and other diet-related chronic diseases. Specific studies have focused on investigating carotenoids, vitamin D, carbohydrate quality, fat and fatty acids and overall dietary patterns. Study designs range from controlled feeding trials focused on understanding the mechanistic role of foods and nutrients in  human physiology and metabolism, to large, population-based studies that evaluate the associations of these dietary factors with cancer risk and cancer mortality. Her research also focuses on dietary assessment methodology, including the use of nutritional biomarkers as a way to improve upon self-reported diet in research. Dr. Neuhouser has authored over 350 peer reviewed publications. Dr. Neuhouser's professional service includes serving on the 2015 Dietary Guidelines Advisory Committee, serving as President of the American Society for Nutrition 2016-2017 and current service as an Associate Editor for Journal of Nutrition. She has served on numerous NIH grant review panels and is a current member of NIH's Kidney, Nutrition, Obesity and Diabetes (KNOD) Scientific Review Group and she is a current member of the Food & Nutrition Board of the National Academy of Sciences, Engineering and Medicine. Dr. Neuhouser is a Member of the Women's Health Initiative Steering Committee and she Co-Chairs the Prevention & Epidemiology Committee for the SWOG Cancer Research Network. 

                                • Helen Roche, PhD
                                  Full Professor of Nutrition & Nutrigenomics University College Dublin
                                  Biography

                                    Full Professor of Nutrigenoimcs at UCD Dublin & Visiting Professor of Nutrition at Queen's University Belfast,
                                     
                                    Helen Roche's background is in Human Nutrition, Dietetics and Molecular Nutrition. 
                                     
                                    Her Nutrigenomics team focus on interactions between metabolism and inflammation, within obesity, T2D, NAFLD and sarcopenia. Nutrigenomics uses state-of-the-art 'omoics' to investigate and understand the molecular effects of diet on health. Whilst diet and nutrition play a critical role in health and disease, too often the mechanistic basis are not fully understood. 
                                     
                                    She is PI in a number of multidisciplinary programmes. A recent Science Foundation Ireland Frontiers Investigator Award entitled ‘Diet, Immune Training and Metabolism will determine the impact of diet and metabolism on Innate Immune responses in obesity and NAFLD. NUTRIMAL addresses 'Novel Nutritional Solutions to Combat Malnutrition in the Elderly'. With Microbiome Ireland ‘ImmunoMet' addresses interactions between nutritional status, metabolic health and the gut microbiome. 
                                     
                                    For further details see https://people.ucd.ie/helen.roche
                                     
                                    Career Profile & Professional Appointments:  
                                    2017- present: Full Professor of Nutrition, School of Public Health & UCD Conway Institute
                                    2018- present: Visiting Professor of Nutrition, Queen University Belfast, Northern Ireland, UK 
                                     
                                    Additional Professional Appointments:
                                    UK Nutrition Research Partnership Committee with the Wellcome Trust & MRC  (2018-2020)
                                    ILSI Europe Scientific Advisory Committee                                                            (2017-2020)
                                    EU Healthy Diet Healthy Life Joint Programming Initiative                - SAB Chair  (2015-2019)
                                                                                                          - Scientific Advisory Board Member  (2012-2019)
                                     

                                  • Frank Scheer, PhD, MSc
                                    Professor of Medicine, Harvard Medical School; Director, Medical Chronobiology Program, Brigham and Women's Hospital
                                    Biography

                                      Frank A.J.L. Scheer, PhD is Professor of Medicine at Harvard Medical School (HMS) and the Director of the Medical Chronobiology Program (MCP) at Brigham and Women's Hospital (BWH), Boston. Dr. Scheer's work focuses on influences of the endogenous circadian system and its disruption—such as with shift work—on cardiovascular, pulmonary, and metabolic regulation and disease states, including hypertension, asthma, obesity and diabetes. Since 2005, Dr. Scheer has been funded continuously as Principal Investigator by the National Institutes of Health (NIH). Dr. Scheer has received numerous scientific awards, including the Young Investigator Award by the American Academy of Sleep Medicine, the Neal Miller Award by the Academy of Behavioral Medicine Research, and the Outstanding Scientific Achievement Award by the Sleep Research Society. Dr. Scheer is an Editorial Board Member of several peer-reviewed journals, including the American Journal of Cardiovascular Disease, the Neurobiology of Sleep and Circadian Rhythms, and Journal of Biological Rhythms, is an Associate Editor at the journal SLEEP, and is a Member the Board of Directors of the Sleep Research Society.
                                      Dr. Scheer co-founded and currently directs the MCP, an interdisciplinary research program at BWH to foster the translational research in sleep and circadian biology to understand the basis behind time-variant changes in disease severity, the effects of circadian misalignment (typical in night shift workers), meal timing, and their interaction with genetics (e.g., the common MTNR1B variant). Understanding the biological basis of these changes across the day and night, and their interaction with behaviors and genetics may help in the development of personalized and time-based behavioral, environmental, and pharmaceutical interventions (e.g., appropriately timed meals, exercise or melatonin to target specific phases of the body clock) to prevent, manage, or treat disease.

                                    • Josiemer Mattei, PhD, MPH
                                      Donald and Sue Priztker Associate Professor of Nutrition; Harvard TH Chan School of Public Health
                                      Biography

                                        Dr. Mattei is the Donald and Sue Pritzker Associate Professor of Nutrition at the Department of Nutrition, Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health. She investigates genetic, dietary, and sociocultural determinants of cardiometabolic diseases in racial/ethnic groups and underserved populations, as a framework to explain health disparities. Dr. Mattei combines epidemiological research with culturally-tailored interventions, both through original studies and collaborations in the United States, Puerto Rico, and Latin America. She is a Robert Wood Johnson Foundation Culture of Health Leader and received the Mark Bieber Award for Outstanding Nutrition-related Research by the American Heart Association. Her ultimate goal is to help Latinos and other vulnerable and underserved populations eat healthier and be healthy.

                                      • Cheryl Anderson, PhD, MPH, MS
                                        Professor and Dean, UC San Diego Herbert Wertheim School of Public Health and Human Longevity Science; Director Center of Excellence in Health Behavior and Equity
                                        Biography

                                          Dr. Cheryl Anderson is Professor and Dean of the University of California San Diego Herbert Wertheim School of Public Health and Human Longevity Science, with a joint appointment in the Department of Medicine Division of Nephrology and Hypertension. She serves as Director of the UC San Diego Center of Excellence in Health Promotion and Equity. Dr. Andersonˇs research is focused on nutrition and chronic disease prevention with a goal of equitably improving human health; including development of nutrition policy strategies for prevention of cardiovascular disease, chronic kidney disease, and diet-related cancers; and promotion of health behavior and elimination of health disparities by personal and environmental factors. Dr. Anderson has served on the National Academy of Medicineˇs Food and Nutrition Board, and the 2015 US Dietary Guidelines Advisory Committee. She is the Chair of the American Heart Association (AHA) Council of Epidemiology and Prevention and immediate past Chair of the AHAˇs nutrition committee. She currently serves on the editorial board of Circulation and Annual Reviews of Nutrition. Dr. Anderson was elected to the U.S. National Academy of Medicine in 2016.

                                        • Albert-Laszlo Barabasi, PhD
                                          Robert Gray Dodge Professor of Network Science
                                          Biography

                                                   Albert-László Barabási is both the Robert Gray Dodge Professor of Network Science and a Distinguished University Professor at Northeastern University, where he directs the Center for Complex Network Research, and holds appointments in the Departments of Physics and Computer Science, as well as in the Department of Medicine, Harvard Medical School and Brigham and Women Hospital, and is a member of the Center for Cancer Systems Biology at Dana Farber Cancer Institute. A Hungarian born native of Transylvania, Romania, he received his Masters in Theoretical Physics at the Eotvos University in Budapest, Hungary and was awarded a Ph.D. three years later at Boston University. Barabási is the author of the book “The Formula: The Science of Success,” and his last book "Bursts: The Hidden Pattern Behind Everything We Do" (Dutton, 2010) is available in five languages. He authored "Linked: The New Science of Networks" (Perseus, 2002), currently available in eleven languages, and is the co-editor of "The Structure and Dynamics of Networks" (Princeton, 2005). His work lead to the discovery of scale-free networks in 1999, and proposed the Barabási-Albert model to explain their widespread emergence in natural, technological and social systems, from the cellular telephone to the WWW or online communities.


                                                   Barabási is a Fellow of the American Physical Society and the Massachusetts Academy of Sciences. IHe was awarded the FEBS Anniversary Prize for Systems Biology (2005) and the John von Neumann Medal (2006) for outstanding achievements in computer-related science and technology. In 2004 he was elected into the Hungarian Academy of Sciences and in 2007 into the Academia Europaea.  He received the C&C Prize from the NEC C&C Foundation in 2008. In 2009  APS chose him Outstanding Referee and the US National Academies of Sciences awarded him the 2009 Cozzarelli Prize. Barabási was awarded the Lagrange Prize-CRT Foundation (2011).

                                          • Valerie Duffy, PhD, RD
                                            Professor & Director of the Graduate Program in Allied Health Sciences Department of Allied Health Science
                                            Biography

                                              Dr. Valerie Duffy is a Professor and Director of the Graduate Program in the Department of Allied Health Sciences. She offers a wealth of experience in food, nutrition, health promotion, and public health nutrition. Her research program has two main areas fueled by extramural funding. First, her team aims to understand the influence of variation in chemosensory perception on food flavor, food preference, and consumption. Research in this area has recently focused on how this variation influences responses to flavored cigarettes, e-cigarettes, and bariatric surgery. The ultimate goal of these research projects is to understand how chemosensory variation influences individuals' ability to follow healthy diets for chronic disease prevention. Her second major area of research interest involves the formation of interdisciplinary teams to work with community agencies to promote health diets and weights of children and their families, particularly those of economic disadvantage. These efforts incorporate undergraduate and graduate student research and investigate the effectiveness of community-based interventions to improve diet healthiness for obesity prevention. Dr. Duffy and her students have published numerous papers and have presented at national and international meetings. She has received several awards for excellence in teaching, research, and service. Students who have trained in her lab are advancing health promotion through research, practice, and leadership. She has served as major advisor for twenty-seven Master's students, four PhD students, and numerous undergraduates completing research experiences.

                                            • Saroja Voruganti, PhD
                                              Associate Professor of Nutrition, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
                                              Biography

                                                Saroja Voruganti, PhD is an Associate Professor in the Department of Nutrition and Nutrition Research Institute at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. She received her PhD in Nutritional Sciences from the University of Texas at Austin and conducted her postdoctoral fellowship in genetic epidemiology at Texas Biomedical Research Institute, San Antonio. Her research is focused on uncovering new connections between genetics, nutrition, and epidemiology that can lead to more accurate determination of disease risk and identify new treatment options for metabolic diseases. The key areas of her research program include i) gene-nutrient interactions affecting purine metabolism and related neurodegenerative diseases and ii) genetic and environmental factors affecting complex diseases such as obesity, type 2 diabetes and heart disease in ethnically diverse populations. She is the co-Director of Precision Nutrition Core at the Nutrition Obesity Research Center (NORC), UNC Chapel Hill and also directs an annual workshop-styled short course on 'Nutrigenetics, Nutrigenomics and Precision Nutrition". In both these roles, she is actively involved in advising and training students, postdoctoral fellows and junior faculty in the areas of Nutrigenomics and Precision Nutrition. Dr. Voruganti is a Fellow of the American Heart Association (FAHA) and has published 120 articles and 4 book chapters.

                                              • Krista Varady, PhD
                                                Professor of Nutrition
                                                Biography

                                                  Krista Varady, PhD, is a Professor of Nutrition at the University of Illinois, Chicago. Her research focuses on the efficacy of intermittent fasting for weight loss, weight maintenance, and metabolic disease risk reduction in obese adults. She has been studying fasting for over 15 years and is one of the top researchers in this field. Her work is funded by the NIH, American Heart Association, International Life Sciences Institute, and the University of Illinois. She has published over 80 publications on this topic, and is also the author of a book for the general public, entitled the "Every Other Day Diet".

                                                • Erin Hanlon, PhD
                                                  Research Associate Professor University of Chicago
                                                  Biography

                                                    Erin C. Hanlon, Ph.D. is a Research Associate Professor in the Department of Medicine, Section of Adult and Pediatric Endocrinology, Diabetes, and Metabolism, at the University of Chicago. She received her undergraduate degree at Duke University and her PhD in Neuroscience from the University of Wisconsin-Madison. As a behavioral neuroscientist, her primary research interests have included the detrimental effects of sleep loss and how sleep benefits health, with particular focus on the links between sleep deficiency, obesity, and diabetes. Specifically, she has focused on the effect of sleep restriction on brain reward and feeding systems as well as peripheral metabolic systems in both rodent and human models. Her most recent studies have identified a 24hr rhythm in circulating endocannabinoid (eCB) levels, a system that has garnered much attention in recent years for its involvement in the regulation of hedonic food intake. Dr. Hanlon has shown that this rhythm is altered by sleep loss, suggesting the involvement of the eCB system and hedonic eating in the excess food intake observed following sleep restriction. Further, she demonstrated that obese individuals have a misaligned endocannabinoid rhythm, suggesting that circadian disruption in the eCB system may constitute a circadian-mediated mechanism contributing to the underlying pathophysiology of obesity.

                                                  • Susan Malone, PhD, MSN
                                                    Assistant Professor, Rory Meyers College of Nursing, New York University
                                                    Biography

                                                      Susan Kohl Malone is an Assistant Professor in the Rory Meyers College of Nursing at New York University (NYU). Dr. Malone is a nurse-scientist. She is trained as a registered nurse with a focus on chronic disease prevention and management. This work inspired her research interests into the roles that modifiable lifestyle behaviors (sleep, physical activity, eating habits) and environmental factors (light exposure) play on cardio-metabolic disease risk. Of special interest are the timing and rhythmicity of these behaviors and exposures.

                                                      Rhythms are the rule, not the exception, underlying almost all physiological functions. Thus, the rhythmicity and timing of behaviors and biology need to be measured and managed to move towards greater wellness. The goal of Dr. Malone's research team is to incorporate timing and rhythmicity into behavioral interventions to ameliorate chronic disease.

                                                      Dr. Malone is the principle investigator on two NINR-funded sleep intervention studies. She leads a sleep extension intervention to reverse metabolic syndrome in middle-aged adults as part of NYU's P20 Exploratory Center for Precision Health in Diverse Populations. She also leads a randomized controlled trial to determine whether improving sleep improves glycemic control in adults with prediabetes. Dr. Malone holds an undergraduate degree in nursing with a theology minor from Georgetown University and a MSN and PhD from the University of Pennsylvania. She completed postdoctoral fellowship training in the Center for Sleep and Circadian Neurobiology at the University of Pennsylvania under the mentorship of Dr. Allan Pack.

                                                      Outside of work, Susan enjoys living in Rumson NJ with her husband. They have four children. She is an avid swimmer and enjoys commuting to and from work in the city that never sleeps (New York City) by boat.

                                                    • Elizabeth Ginexi, PhD
                                                      Office of Behavioral and Social Sciences Research, NIH
                                                      Biography

                                                        Dr. Elizabeth Ginexi is a Health Scientist Administrator at the National Institutes of Health (NIH) Office of Behavioral and Social Sciences Research (OBSSR) where she serves as a leader in expanding the computational science capacity and methods for behavioral and social sciences research. She currently directs a trans-NIH program: “Predoctoral Training in Advanced Data Analytics for Behavioral and Social Sciences Research.” Dr. Ginexi is an Applied Social Psychologist with expertise in family- and community-based etiology, prevention, and treatment research; policy interventions to target population-level health behavior; and quantitative analysis methods including statistical methods for analyzing longitudinal, multi-level, or randomized intervention trial data, and computational modeling. Prior to joining OBSSR she served as a Program Director in the Tobacco Control Research Branch (TCRB) at the National Cancer Institute (NCI) from 2010-2016 and as a Health Scientist Administrator in the Prevention Research Branch (PRB) at the National Institute on Drug Abuse (NIDA) from 2003-2010. Prior to NIH Dr. Ginexi was a Senior Study Director at Westat, where she participated in the development and implementation of community-based drug abuse treatment and prevention evaluations funded by the National Institute on Alcohol Abuse and Alcoholism (NIAAA) and the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA). She received her masters and doctoral degrees in Applied Social Psychology from the George Washington University, and she completed postdoctoral training under two Public Health Service Grant National Research Service Awards, one through Children's National Medical Center, and the other at the Center for Mental Health Policy at Vanderbilt University.

                                                      • Patricia Mabry, PhD
                                                        Research Investigator, HealthPartners Institute
                                                        Biography

                                                          Patricia L. Mabry, PhD. is an interdisciplinary scientist who applies cutting edge methodologies (modeling and simulation, data science, network science, Artificial Intelligence) to research questions in healthcare, science of science, tobacco control, and health disparities. She spent many years at NIH including the National Cancer Institute's Tobacco Control Research Branch, the Office of Behavioral and Social Sciences Research (OBSSR) and the Office of Disease Prevention (ODP). Dr. Mabry founded the NIH Systems Science program and the annual training program, Institute on Systems Science and Health. At ODP, she led a team in developing a machine learning-based portfolio analysis tool for classifying NIH-funded prevention research. She was the founding Executive Director and a Sr. Research Scientist at the Indiana University Network Science Institute where she co-developed CADRE (https://cadre.iu.edu/), a cloud-based science gateway to empower researchers to perform reproducible big data analytics on bibliographic data. Dr. Mabry joined HealthPartners Institute in 2019 where she is leading the development of a dynamic simulation model to inform health plan strategies for increasing colorectal cancer screening uptake. Dr. Mabry has published scientific articles on tobacco cessation, tobacco policy modeling, systems science, reproducibility, mentoring, and more. Career highlights include contributing to the 2014 Surgeon General's Report on the Health Consequences of Smoking, co-leading the Envision obesity modeling network, and chairing the 3rd International Meeting on Social Computing Behavioral Modeling and Prediction (SBP). Her accolades include Golden Apple Teaching Awards from the Medical University of South Carolina, awards for federal service, and the Applied Systems Thinking Award. Dr. Mabry holds a PhD in clinical psychology from the University of Virginia and is a Fellow of the Society of Behavioral Medicine.

                                                        • Susan Gregurick, PhD
                                                          Associate Director for Data Science, NIH
                                                          Biography

                                                            Susan K. Gregurick, Ph.D., was appointed Associate Director for Data Science and Director of the Office of Data Science Strategy (ODSS) at the National Institutes of Health (NIH) on September 16, 2019. Under Dr. Gregurick's leadership, the ODSS leads the implementation of the NIH Strategic Plan for Data Science through scientific, technical, and operational collaboration with the institutes, centers, and offices that comprise NIH. Dr. Gregurick received the 2020 Leadership in Biological Sciences Award from the Washington Academy of Sciences for her work in this role. She was instrumental in the creation of the ODSS in 2018 and served as a senior advisor to the office until being named to her current position.

                                                          • Michael Hittle, BS
                                                            Doctoral Student in Epidemiology, Stanford University School of Medicine
                                                            Biography

                                                              Michael Hittle completed his undergraduate degree in Human Biology at Stanford in 2019 after a first career in web engineering and marketing entrepreneurship. His pivot to computational epidemiology is driven by a passion for digital health, and a desire to leverage technology to improve both our understanding of disease and the outcomes of those impacted by disease. Michael's interests lie at the intersection of neurology and the mobile phone platform, and include novel digital endpoints, machine learning, artificial intelligence, and remote patient monitoring. Michael is an avid mountain biker, snowboarder and outdoor enthusiast; he also enjoys reading, playing and listening to music and spending time with his growing family. 

                                                            • Jessica Mazerik, PhD
                                                              Program Director for Data Science Workforce Development, Office of Data Science Strategy
                                                              Biography

                                                                As data science workforce development lead in NIH's Office of Data Science Strategy (ODSS), Jessica Mazerik is leading efforts to recruit new and diverse computational talent to NIH, and build programs to enhance data science training for the broader NIH research community. Prior to joining ODSS, she served as a special assistant to the NIH Principal Deputy Director. She recently worked at the National Eye Institute, where she coordinated prize competitions to develop 3-dimensional retinal tissue models. Prior to that, Jess worked at the National Cancer Institute, where she started as a health communications fellow. She then transitioned to a role as a program manager for an international initiative to create a biobank of patient-derived 3-D tumor culture lines with matched genomic and clinical data. She has a B.S. in biology from Ohio State and a PhD in cell biology from Vanderbilt University.

                                                              • Lorene Nelson, PhD, MS
                                                                Associate Professor, Department of Epidemiology & Population Health Stanford University School of Medicine
                                                                Biography

                                                                  Lorene Nelson is a faculty member in the Department of Epidemiology and Population Health at Stanford University School of Medicine.  She is the Co-Director of a new pre-doctoral training grant, Behavioral and Social Science Research (BSSR) Predoctoral Training Program at Stanford University.  This training grant is sponsored by the National Heart, Lung and Blood Institute (NHLBI) and the NIH Office of Behavioral and Social Sciences (OBSSR).  The program equips students with advanced computational skills to complement their own  the discipline-specific training in epidemiology, sociology or psychology so that they can establish careers using novel study designs and advanced quantitative skills for analyzing the treasure trove of rich high dimensional data now available through smart phones, wearables, and other electronic devices. 

                                                                • Shurjo Sen, PhD
                                                                  National Human Genome Research Institute
                                                                • Kayla de la Haye, PhD
                                                                  Assistant Professor of Preventive Medicine, University of Southern California
                                                                  Biography

                                                                    Dr. de la Haye is an Assistant Professor of Preventive Medicine at the University of Southern California, in Los Angeles. She is Co-Director of the USC Center for Applied Network Analysis, and Co-Director of Research Development at the Southern California Clinical and Translational Science Institute. She works to promote health and prevent disease by applying social network and systems science to key public health issues. Her research, funded by the National Institutes of Health, the National Science Foundation, and the Department of Defense, works with families and communities to promote healthy eating and food security, and to prevent obesity and other chronic disease. She also studies the role of social networks in how families, teams, and coalitions solve complex problems. She serves on the Executive Committee of the International Network of Social Network Analysis (INSNA), and in 2018, she received the INSNA Freeman Award for significant contributions to the study of social structure.

                                                                  • Suchi Saria, PhD, MSc
                                                                    Director of the Machine Learning and Healthcare Lab and John C. Malone Associate Professor of Computer Science, Statistics, and Public Health, Johns Hopkins University...
                                                                    Biography

                                                                      An AI expert and health AI pioneer, Suchi Saria's research has led to myriad new inventions to improve patient care. Her work first demonstrated the use of machine learning to make early detection possible in sepsis, a life-threatening condition (Science Trans. Med. 2015). In Parkinson's, her work showed a first demonstration of using readily-available sensors to easily track and measure symptom severity at home, to optimize treatment management (JAMA Neurology 2018). On the technical front, her work at the intersection of machine learning and causal inference has led to new ideas for building and evaluating reliable ML (ACM FAT 2019). Suchi currently holds a John C. Malone endowed chair at Johns Hopkins University, with appointments across engineering, public health, and medicine. She is also the Founder of Bayesian Health, aiming to revolutionize the delivery of healthcare by empowering providers and health systems with real-time access to essential clinical inferences. She is the recipient of numerous prizes and honors, including being named a Sloan Research Fellow, a National Academy of Medicine Emerging Leader in Health and Medicine, MIT Technology Review's 35 Innovators Under 35, and a World Economic Forum Young Global Leader.

                                                                    • Kristian Hammond, PhD, MS, BA
                                                                      Northwestern University McCormick School of Engineering
                                                                    • Nico Pronk, PhD
                                                                      President and Chief Science Officer, HealthPartners Institute Affiliate Professor, University of Minnesota School of Public Health Visiting Scientist, Harvard Chan School of Public Health
                                                                      Biography

                                                                        Dr. Nico Pronk is President of the HealthPartners Institute and Chief Science Officer at HealthPartners, Inc. and holds faculty appointments as Affiliate Full Professor of Health Policy and Management at the University of Minnesota, School of Public Health in Minneapolis, Minnesota and as Visiting Scientist of Social and Behavioral Sciences at the Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health in Boston, Massachusetts. 

                                                                        Dr. Pronk's work is focused on connecting evidence of effectiveness with practical applications of programs and practices, policies and systems that measurably improve population health and well-being. His work applies to the workplace, the health system setting, and the community and involves development of new models to improve health and well-being at the research, practice and policy levels. 

                                                                        Dr. Pronk was confirmed by the White House to serve as co-chair of the U.S. Secretary of Health and Human Services' Advisory Committee on National Health Promotion and Disease Prevention Objectives for the year 2030 (aka “Healthy People 2030”). He is a current member of the Food and Nutrition Board and incoming Chair for the Roundtable on Obesity Solutions at the National Academies of Sciences, Engineering and Medicine. He serves on the board of directors for the Health Enhancement Research Organization and is the founding and past president of the International Association for Worksite Health Promotion. He is widely published in both the scientific and practice literatures and is an international speaker on population health and well-being. Dr. Pronk received his doctorate degree in exercise physiology at Texas A&M University and completed his post-doctoral studies in behavioral medicine at the University of Pittsburgh Medical Center at the Western Psychiatric Institute and Clinic in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania.

                                                                      • Brendan Parent, JD
                                                                        Assistant Professor of Medical Ethics, Director of Transplant Ethics and Policy Research; NYU Grossman School of Medicine
                                                                        Biography

                                                                          Brendan Parent, JD, is director of transplant ethics and policy research, assistant professor of bioethics in the Division of Medical Ethics at NYU Grossman School of Medicine, and director of NYU Sports and Society. For the New York State Bar Association, he serves as chair of the Ethical Issues in Health Care Committee and as editor of the Health Law Journal. Parent is co-chairing an international working group to develop policy recommendations on ethics of big data for AI in healthcare. He is a fellow of the Center for Genetics and Society, and policy advisor for the Bellevue Hospital Ethics Committee and for the NYU Langone Health Triage Ethics Committee. He is a member of the Tr-SCI Embryonic Stem Cell Research Oversight Committee, and a member of the Empire State Bioethics Consortium.  His current research areas include ethical and regulatory issues in genetic engineering, organ donation and transplant, gender affirmation treatment, and artificial intelligence. He has published academic articles in peer reviewed journals spanning law, medicine, science, sports, and ethics, and his work has been featured in the Washington Post, Chicago Tribune, and on NPR. Previously, he was the first Rudin Postdoctoral Fellow in the Division of Medical Ethics at NYU School of Medicine, then Special Legal Adviser for the New York Task Force on Life and the Law, a government agency that assists the State with policy in medicine, law, and ethics. He designed and received his undergraduate major in Bioethics at University of California, Santa Cruz and received his JD from Georgetown University Law Center, where he was presented with the ABA Award for Excellence in Health Law.

                                                                        • Eran Segal
                                                                          Professor at the Department of Computer Science and Applied Mathematics at the Weizmann Institute of Science
                                                                          Biography

                                                                            Eran Segal is a Professor at the Department of Computer Science and Applied Mathematics at the Weizmann Institute of Science, heading a lab with a multi-disciplinary team of computational biologists and experimental scientists in the area of Computational and Systems biology. His group has extensive experience in machine learning, computational biology, and analysis of heterogeneous high-throughput genomic data. His research focuses on Microbiome, Nutrition, Genetics, and their effect on health and disease. His aim is to develop personalized medicine based on big data from human cohorts.

                                                                            Prof. Segal published over 150 publications, and received several awards and honors for his work, including the Overton prize, awarded annually by the International Society for Bioinformatics (ICSB) to one scientist for outstanding accomplishments in computational biology, and the Michael Bruno award. He was also elected as an EMBO member and as a member of the young Israeli academy of science.

                                                                            Before joining the Weizmann Institute, Prof. Segal held an independent research position at Rockefeller University, New York. 

                                                                            Education: Prof. Segal was awarded a B.Sc. in Computer Science summa cum laude in 1998, from Tel-Aviv University, and a Ph.D. in Computer Science and Genetics in 2004, from Stanford University. 

                                                                            Lab website: http://genie.weizmann.ac.il

                                                                          • Tim Spector, MBBS, MD, MSC, FRCP, FRSB, FMEDSC
                                                                            FRCP, King's College London
                                                                            Biography

                                                                              Tim Spector is a Professor of Genetic Epidemiology at Kings College London and honorary consultant Physician at Guys and St Thomas' Hospitals. He is also an expert in personalised medicine and the gut microbiome and started the famous UK Twin Registry in 1993.  He is the lead researcher behind the world's biggest citizen science health project – the Covid Symptom study app for which he was awarded an OBE. This free tool has been used by more than 4 million people in the UK, US, and Sweden. The app identified new symptoms of the disease and risk factors as well as monitoring its progress to warn health authorities. The app is sponsored by the Welsh Government, NHS Wales, the Scottish Government & NHS Scotland. 
                                                                              Through his work he has been given many awards and prizes and is a Fellow of the Royal Society of Biology and the Academy of Medical Sciences. He has published over 900 scientific papers and is ranked by Google as being in the top 100 most cited scientists in the world. He has published four popular books- including the best-selling Diet Myth and more recently, Spoon-Fed, a Sunday Times bestseller.  He writes health blogs, which have been read by more than ten million people and appears regularly in the media all around the world.

                                                                            • Abigail L. Horn, PhD
                                                                              Postdoctoral Research Fellow, Department of Preventive Medicine, Division of Biostatistics, University of Southern California
                                                                              Biography

                                                                                Abigail Horn is a postdoctoral fellow in the Division of Biostatistics and a member of the Center for Applied Network Analysis in the Department of Preventive Medicine at the University of Southern California (USC). Her research focuses on modeling network structure and transmission dynamics and integrating novel data streams to solve problems relating to foodborne diseases and chronic conditions caused by diet. Before coming to USC she led a research project at the German federal-level food protection agency to develop, implement, and evaluate algorithms and decision support systems for modeling food supply networks to identify the source of large-scale outbreaks of foodborne disease. Her current work involves the use of device-level mobility traces and social media data to measure eating behavior, nutrition, and health outcomes. She is also working with the Los Angeles County Department of Public Health to develop models of the transmission of COVID-19 in Los Angeles County. She holds a PhD from the Institute for Data, Systems, and Society at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) and bachelor's degree in physics from the University of California, Santa Barbara (UCSB).

                                                                              • Grace Peng, PhD
                                                                                National Institute of Biomedical Imaging and Bioengineering, NIH
                                                                                Biography

                                                                                  Grace C.Y. Peng, Ph.D. is the Director of Mathematical Modeling, Simulation and Analysis at the National Institute of Biomedical Imaging and Bioengineering (NIBIB) within the National Institutes of Health (NIH) in the US Department of Health and Human Services (DHHS). In this capacity she has programmatic oversight of extramural activities in these areas.

                                                                                  Dr. Peng received the B.S. degree in electrical engineering from the University of Illinois at Urbana, the M.S. and Ph.D. degrees in biomedical engineering from Northwestern University. She performed postdoctoral and faculty research in the department of Neurology at the Johns Hopkins University. In 2000 she became the Clare Boothe Luce professor of biomedical engineering at the Catholic University of America. Her research focused on developing computational models of the vestibular system in control of the head and neck, and analytical tools for studying the oculomotor system in patients with vestibular dysfunction.  Since 2002, Dr. Peng has been a Program Director in the NIBIB, overseeing various programs promoting the development of mathematical and statistical modeling and analysis methods; medical simulation tools; and next generation engineering systems for rehabilitation, robotics, neuroengineering, and surgical systems. In 2003, Dr. Peng led the creation of the Interagency Modeling and Analysis Group (IMAG), which now consists of program officers from multiple federal agencies of the U.S. government.  Since 2004, IMAG has supported funding initiatives targeted to multiscale modeling of biomedical, biological and behavioral systems. Since 2006, IMAG has facilitated the activities of the Multiscale Modeling Consortium of investigators. Dr. Peng is committed to promoting the development and use of intelligent tools and reusable models to accelerate biomedical research and translate scientific knowledge to the clinic and community. In 2020, Dr. Peng was elected into the American Institute for Medical and Biological Engineering (AIMBE) College of Fellows.

                                                                                Day 2 Details

                                                                                January 12, 2021

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                                                                                9:00 a.m. – 9:10 a.m.
                                                                                Introduction to Day 2
                                                                                Bruce Y. Lee, M.D., M.B.A., City University of New York Graduate School of Public Health and Health Policy

                                                                                Section 4: Training the Next Generation of a Diverse Workforce of Researchers in the Fields of Precision Nutrition and Data Science

                                                                                Moderator: Bruce Y. Lee, M.D., M.B.A.

                                                                                9:10 a.m. – 9:15 a.m.
                                                                                Moderator Introduction

                                                                                9:15 a.m. – 9:35 a.m.
                                                                                Strategies to Retain Trainees and Hybrid Fields: NIH Office of Behavioral and Social Sciences Research T32 Training Program
                                                                                Elizabeth Ginexi, Ph.D., Office of Behavioral and Social Sciences Research, NIH

                                                                                9:35 a.m. – 9:55 a.m.
                                                                                Strategies to Retain Trainees and Hybrid Fields
                                                                                Patricia Mabry, Ph.D., HealthPartners Institute

                                                                                9:55 a.m. – 10:30 a.m.
                                                                                Section 4 Q & A and Panel Discussion, Training Recommendations, and Opportunities
                                                                                Susan Gregurick, Ph.D., Office of Data Science Strategy (ODSS), NIH
                                                                                Michael Hittle, M.S., Stanford University
                                                                                Jessica Mazerik, Ph.D., ODSS, NIH
                                                                                Lorene Nelson, Ph.D., Stanford University
                                                                                Shurjo Sen, Ph.D., National Human Genome Research Institute

                                                                                10:30 a.m. – 10:45 a.m.
                                                                                Break and Poster Sessions

                                                                                Section 5, Part 1: Systems Science, Data Science, and Computational Analytics

                                                                                Moderator: Bruce Y. Lee, M.D., M.B.A.

                                                                                The underlying assumption of precision nutrition is that not everyone responds to diet in the same way. Therefore, one of the goals of precision nutrition is to develop predictive algorithms for what individuals should eat to optimize nutritional status or reduce dis-homeostatic excursions in continuous or repeated physio-metabolic measures (glycemia, blood pressure, heart rate variability, cognition or depression scores, wellness scores, plasma or urine measures, etc.) that serve as or could serve as earlier indicators of health problems or chronic disease biomarkers. The goal would be to use other inputs to develop these predictive algorithms based on various other -omic data (microbiome, genetics, metabolomics, etc.) and non-omic data (actual dietary intake information, physical activity, health disparities, electronic health record, culture, gender, geolocation, sociodemographics, and disparities, etc.).

                                                                                10:45 a.m. – 11:00 a.m.
                                                                                Introduction to System Science and Data Analytics
                                                                                Bruce Lee, M.D., M.B.A.

                                                                                11:00 a.m. – 11:15 a.m.
                                                                                Precision Public Health Nutrition: Addressing the Social-ecological Settings in Which People Access and Consume Food
                                                                                Kayla de la Haye, Ph.D., Keck School of Medicine of the University of Southern California

                                                                                11:15 a.m. – 11:30 a.m.
                                                                                Data Analytics and Management: Artificial Intelligence, Such as Machine Learning
                                                                                Suchi Saria, Ph.D., M.Sc., Johns Hopkins University

                                                                                11:30 a.m. – 11:45 a.m.
                                                                                Data Analytics and Management: Artificial Intelligence is More Than AI
                                                                                Kristian Hammond, Ph.D., Northwestern University McCormick School of Engineering

                                                                                11:45 a.m. – 12:15 p.m
                                                                                Section 5, Part 1 Q & A

                                                                                12:15 p.m. – 1:00 p.m.
                                                                                Poster Session, Lunch, and Exercise Break

                                                                                Section 5, Part 2: Systems Science, Data Science, and Computational Analytics

                                                                                1:00 p.m. – 1:15 p.m.
                                                                                Interpretation and Translation
                                                                                Nico Pronk, Ph.D., M.A., HealthPartners Institute

                                                                                1:15 p.m. – 1:30 p.m.
                                                                                Ethical Artificial Intelligence
                                                                                Brendan Parent, J.D., New York University Grossman School of Medicine

                                                                                1:30 p.m. – 2:45 p.m.
                                                                                Section 5, Part 2 Q & A and Panel Discussion, Research Gaps and Opportunities, and Case Examples
                                                                                Eran Segal, Ph.D., Weizmann Institute of Science
                                                                                Tim Spector, M.D., M.Sc., M.B., FRCP, King’s College London
                                                                                Abigail Horn, Ph.D., Keck School of Medicine of the University of Southern California
                                                                                Grace Peng, Ph.D., National Institute of Biomedical Imaging and Bioengineering, NIH

                                                                                2:45 p.m. – 3:00 p.m.
                                                                                Break and Poster Session

                                                                                Section 6: Putting It All Together: What Does the Future Hold for Implementing Precision Nutrition Science?

                                                                                3:00 p.m. – 4:00 p.m.
                                                                                Panel Discussion

                                                                                4:00 p.m. – 4:15 p.m.
                                                                                Closing Remarks

                                                                                4:15 p.m.
                                                                                Adjournment

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