David S. Ludwig, M.D., Ph.D.
|Title||Professor of Pediatrics|
|Institution||Children's Hospital Boston|
300 Longwood Ave
Boston MA 02115
|Title||Professor in the Department of Nutrition|
|Institution||Harvard School of Public Health|
||First Incumbent, The John Fielding Crigler, Jr. Chair in Pediatric Endocrinology|
||The E.V. McCollum Award for Clinical Research|
Dr. Ludwig is a practicing pediatrician and researcher at Children’s Hospital Boston. He is the Founding Director of the Optimal Weight for Life (OWL) program, one of the oldest and largest clinics for the treatment of overweight children and their families in the country. He is also Associate Director of the hospital’s Clinical and Translational Studies Unit. Dr. Ludwig's research focuses on the effects of diet on hormones, metabolism and body weight. In particular, he has been developing a novel “low glycemic” diet (i.e., one that decreases the surge in blood sugar after meals) for the treatment of obesity and prevention of type 2 diabetes and heart disease. He has published over 80 articles in scientific journals and has been continuously funded by the NIH since 1993. Dr. Ludwig is a fellow of The Obesity Society and recipient of the E.V. McCollum Award (2008) of the American Society for Nutrition. He is author of Ending the Food Fight: Guide Your Child to a Healthy Weight in a Fast Food/Fake Food World (Houghton Mifflin, 2007).
The Effects of Popular Diets on Energy Expenditure After Weight Loss
Summer, 06/15/09 - 08/07/09
Endocrinologic and metabolic effects of popular diets during weight maintenance after weight loss in obese young adults
Full Time/Year Long, 07/01/08 - 06/30/09
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