About Us

International Academic Board

Nutrition / Lifestyle
Edward Horton
Director of Clinical Research, Joslin Diabetes Center, Boston, MA, USA
Frank B. Hu
Departments of Nutrition and Epidemiology, Harvard School of Public Health, Channing Division of Network Medicine, Department of Medicine, Brigham and Women’s Hospital and Harvard Medical School, Boston, MA, USA
Robert Ross
Professor, Queen’s University, School of Physical and Health Education/Medicine, Kingston, Ontario, Canada
Basic Science
Vincenzo Di Marzo
Consiglio Nazionale delle Ricerche, Endocannabinoid Research Group, Pozzuoli, NA, Italy
George Kunos
Scientific Director, NIAAA/NIH, Lab. Physiol, Studies, Neuroendocrinology Section, Bethesda, MD, USA
Abdominal Obesity
Michael Jensen
Division of Endocrinology and Metabolism, Department of Internal Medicine, Mayo Clinic and Foundation, Rochester, MN, USA
Yuji Matsuzawa
Director, Professor Emeritus Osaka University, Somitomo Hospital, Osaka, Japan
Luc Van Gaal
Professor, Antwerp University Hospital, Faculty of Medicine, Department of Diabetology, Metabolism and Clinical Nutrition, Antwerp, Belgium
Lipids
Christie Ballantyne
Director, Center for Cardiovascular Disease Prevention, Atherosclerosis, Houston, TX, USA
John Brunzell
University of Washington, Department of Medicine, Seattle, WA, USA
Ronald Krauss
Children’s Hospital Oakland Research Institute, Atherosclerosis Research, Oakland, CA, USA
Diabetes
Juliana Chan
Professor, The Chinese University of Hong Kong, Department of Medicine and Therapeutics, Shatin, Hong Kong, China
Ulf Smith
Professor of Internal Medicine, The Lundberg Laboratory for Diabetes Research, Center of Excellence for Cardiovascular and Metabolic Research, Sahlgrenska Academy, Göteborg University, Göteborg, Sweden
Marja-Riitta Taskinen
Professor of Medicine, Helsinki University Hospital, Biomedicum, Helsinki, Finland
Nicholas John Wareham
Director, Medical Research Council Epidemiology Unit, Cambridge, United Kingdom
Hypertension
Luis Miguel Ruilope
Hospital 12 de Octubre, Hypertension Unit, Madrid, Spain
Arya Sharma
Professor of Medicine and Chair for Obesity Research and Management, University of Alberta, Edmonton, Alberta, Canada
Cardiology
Richard Nesto
Chairman, Cardiovascular Medicine, Lahey Clinic Medical Center, Heart and Vascular Center, Burlington, MA, USA
Jorge Plutzky
Director, the Vascular Disease Prevention Program, Brigham and Women’s Hospital/Harvard Medical School, Department of Medicine/Cardiovascular Division, Boston, MA, USA
Paul Poirier
Associate Professor, Faculty of Pharmacy, Université Laval, Québec City, Quebec, Canada
Ph. Gabriel Steg
Professor, Centre Hospitalier Bichat-Claude Bernard, Department of Cardiology, Paris, France