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Susan Yanovski

 Contact Info

Tel: 301-594-8882

 Select Experience

  • Division of Digestive Diseases and NutritionNIDDK, NIH1992-present 
  • FellowshipClinical Neuroendocrinology Branch, NIMH, NIH1989-1992
  • FellowshipThomas Jefferson University1988-1989
  • ResidencyThomas Jefferson University1985-1988
  • M.D.University of Pennsylvania1985

Susan Z. Yanovski, M.D.

Co-Director, Office of Obesity Research
Program Director, Division of Digestive Diseases and Nutrition

Current Responsibilities & Activities

I serve as co-director of the Office of Obesity Research at the NIDDK, and as Senior Advisor for Clinical Obesity Research. My primary responsibilities are to coordinate obesity-related research activities across the Institute, including basic and clinical studies that lead to innovative prevention and treatment strategies, and to serve as scientific lead for obesity within the Division of Digestive Diseases and Nutrition. I am a scientific advisor to the Look AHEAD (Action For Health in Diabetes) clinical study nd to the LIFE-Moms study of lifestyle intervention in overweight and obese pregnant women. In addition, I conduct intramural clinical research on obesity in the section on Growth and Obesity at the Eunice Kennedy Shriver National Institute of Child Health and Human Development.

​Research Programs

Metabolism, Energy Balance, and Obesity
This program supports research on metabolism, energy balance, and obesity

Current Committee Memberships

  • NIH Obesity Research Task ForceMember
  • NIH Obesity Senior Leadership GroupMember
  • NIDDK Clinical Obesity Research PanelExecutive Director
  • NIDDK Obesity Research Working GroupCo-chair