U.S. Department of Health and Human Services

 Contact Info

Tel: +1 301 594 4578
Email: evansmary@mail.nih.gov

 Select Experience

Instructor, Nutrition and Health Sciences Program, Emory University, 2006

Associate Director, Research Projects, School of Medicine, Division of Endocrinology and Metabolism, Emory University, 2006

Education Coordinator, Nutrition and Health Sciences Program, Emory University, 2005-2006

Postdoctoral Fellow and Clinical Trial Coordinator, School of Medicine, Division of Endocrinology and Metabolism, Emory University, 2001-2006

Ph.D., University of North Carolina, Greensboro, 2001

Mary Evans, Ph.D.

Program Director, Division of Digestive Diseases and Nutrition

Current Responsibilities and Activities

As program director for special projects in nutrition, obesity, and digestive diseases, I administer a portfolio of grants and cooperative agreements in the areas of obesity, nutrition, and digestive diseases.  I am responsible for the scientific oversight and administration of research programs on behavioral and lifestyle interventions, the clinical research and epidemiology of nutrition and obesity, nutrition obesity research centers, and pregnancy and the intrauterine environment.

I serve as a project officer for single-site and multicenter clinical studies where multidisciplinary teams come together to encourage healthy nutrition efforts across the nation, with the goal of improving overall health as well as the health of the digestive system.

‚ÄčResearch Programs

Clinical and Epidemiological Nutrition Research
The Clinical and Epidemiological Nutrition Research program supports clinical and epidemiological research in nutrition

Clinical, Behavioral, and Epidemiological Obesity Research
This program supports clinical, behavioral, and epidemiological research in obesity

Nutrient Metabolism, Status, and Assessment
This program supports basic, clinical, and translational research on the requirements, bioavailability, and metabolism of nutrients and other dietary components

Nutrition Obesity Research Centers
The Nutrition Obesity Research Centers program supports research resources and programs to foster interdisciplinary basic, clinical, and public health research related to nutritional sciences and/or obesity

Obesity Treatment and Prevention
This program supports research on the development, testing, and translation of behavioral, medical, and surgical approaches for preventing or treating overweight and obesity in adults and children

Obesity, Pregnancy, and the Intrauterine Environment
This program supports basic and clinical research to understand the effects of over-nutrition, obesity, and diabetes on pregnant women and the metabolic health of their offspring

Committee Membership

NIDDK Obesity Research Working Group, Member

NIDDK Clinical Trials Working Group, Member

Nutrition Coordinating Committee (NCC), NIDDK Alternate Representative

Nutrition Subcommittee of NCC, Member

Federal Working Group on Dietary Supplements, NIDDK Representative‚Äč