Adam Drewnowski, PhD, is a world-renowned leader in innovative research approaches for the prevention and treatment of obesity. Dr. Drewnowski is Director of the Nutritional Sciences Program and Professor of Epidemiology and Medicine at the University of Washington in Seattle. He also serves as Director of the Center for Public Health Nutrition and the UW Center for Obesity Research and is a Joint Member of the Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center.
Dr. Drewnowski obtained his MA degree in biochemistry from Oxford University in the UK and his PhD in psychology from The Rockefeller University in New York. Following post-doctoral training at the University of Toronto, he returned to Rockefeller as Assistant Professor. He later moved to the University of Michigan, where he became Professor of Public Health, Psychology and Psychiatry, and Director of the Program in Human Nutrition at the School of Public Health. Dr. Drewnowski joined the University of Washington in 1998.
Dr. Drewnowski's current research is focused on the relationship between poverty and obesity and the links between obesity and diabetes rates in vulnerable populations and access to healthy foods. Dr. Drewnowski is the author of over 100 research papers, numerous reviews and book chapters, and is a frequent invited speaker at scientific meetings, conferences, and symposia.
Dr. Drewnowski's interests are in taste and food preferences, dietary choices, studies on obesity and eating disorders, new tools for assessing quality of the total diet, nutrition and cancer prevention.
Dr. Drewnowski co-teaches Epi538/Nutr538 Nutritional Epidemiology
Drewnowski A. Barratt-Fornell A. Do healthier diets cost more? Nutrition Today 2004:39:161-168.
Drewnowski A. Obesity and the food environment: dietary energy density and diet costs. American Journal of Preventive Medicine 2004;27(3S):154-162. In: An Economic Analysis of Eating and Physical Activity Behaviors: Exploring Effective Strategies to Combat Obesity (eds: JO Hill, R Sturm, CT Orleans).
Drewnowski A, Almiron-Roig A, Marmonier C, Lluch A. Dietary energy density and body weight: is there a relationship? Nutrition Reviews 2004;62(11):403-413.
Rolls BJ, Drewnowski A, Ledikwe JH. Changing the energy density of the diet as a strategy for weight management. J Am Diet Assoc 2005;105(5 Suppl 1):S98-103.
Drewnowski A, Rolls BJ. How to modify the food environment. J Nutr 2005;135:898-899.
Drewnowski A, Darmon N. Food choices and diet costs: an economic analysis. J Nutr 2005;135:900-904.
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