U.S. Department of Health and Human Services
Mary Evans

 Contact Info

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

 Select Experience

  • Associate DirectorResearch Projects, School of Medicine, Division of Endocrinology and Metabolism, Emory University2006
  • InstructorNutrition and Health Sciences Program, Emory University2006
  • Education CoordinatorNutrition and Health Sciences Program, Emory University2005-2006
  • Postdoctoral Fellow and Clinical Trial CoordinatorSchool of Medicine, Division of Endocrinology and Metabolism, Emory University2001-2006
  • Ph.D.University of North Carolina, Greensboro2001

Mary Evans, Ph.D.

Program Director, Division of Digestive Diseases and Nutrition

Current Responsibilities & 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

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

Current Committee Memberships

  • NIDDK Obesity Research Working GroupMember
  • NIDDK Clinical Trials Working GroupMember
  • Federal Working Group on Dietary SupplementsNIDDK Representative