Dr. David Allison
David B. Allison received his PhD from Hofstra University in 1990. He then completed post-doctoral fellowships at the Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine and the NIH-funded New York Obesity Research Center at St. Luke’s/Roosevelt Hospital Center. Before joining the faculty of the University of Alabama at Birmingham (UAB), he was a research scientist at the NY Obesity Research Center and Associate Professor of Medical Psychology at Columbia University College of Physicians and Surgeons until 2001. At UAB, he is currently also director of the Office of Energetics. He has authored over 450 scientific publications and edited five books. In addition, Dr. Allison has won several awards, including the 2002 Lilly Scientific Achievement Award from The Obesity Society, the 2002 Andre Mayer Award from the International Association for the Study of Obesity, and the National Science Foundation-administered 2006 Presidential Award for Excellence in Science, Mathematics, and Engineering Mentoring. In 2009, he was also awarded the Centrum Award from the American Society of Nutrition and the TOPS research achievement award from the Obesity Society. He holds several NIH and NSF grants, and is currently vice chair of the Board of Trustees for the International Life Science Institute, North America. Dr. Allison’s research interests include obesity, quantitative genetics, clinical trials, and statistical and research methodology.