ACTION Study Steering Committee

ACTION Study Steering Committee

Meet the ACTION study steering committee, comprising obesity experts from The Obesity Society, the Obesity Action Coalition, and the Integrated Benefits Institute, as well as obesity specialists in the fields of primary care, endocrinology, psychology, and nursing.

About the ACTION study

This video provides a brief overview of the rationale, objectives, and design of the ACTION study and features brief comments from all steering committee members.

About the ACTION study

This video provides a brief overview of the rationale, objectives, and design of the ACTION study and features brief comments from all steering committee members.

Joseph Nadglowski

President
Obesity Action Coalition (patient advocacy)

Joseph Nadglowski is the president and chief executive officer of the Obesity Action Coalition (OAC), a non-profit organization with more than 52,000 members that he...
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Ted Kyle, RPh, MBA

Board of Directors
Obesity Action Coalition (patient advocacy)

Ted Kyle is a pharmacist who works closely with the leading health and obesity experts on policy and innovation to address the obesity epidemic. He founded ConscienHealth in 2009...
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Nikhil V. Dhurandhar, PhD

Obesity medicine specialist
Past president, The Obesity Society

Dr. Nikhil Dhurandhar is professor and chair of
the department of nutritional sciences at Texas
Tech University, Lubbock. As a physician and
nutritional biochemist...
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Patrick O’Neil, PhD

Past president of The Obesity Society
The Medical University of South Carolina

Dr. Patrick O'Neil is a professor in the department
of psychiatry and behavioral sciences and
director of the Weight Management Center at
The Medical University of South Carolina...
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Thomas Parry, PhD

Co-founder and president
Integrated Benefits Institute (employers)

Dr. Thomas Parry is the co-founder and president of the Integrated Benefits Institute (IBI), a San Francisco-based independent, national organization that provides...
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Kimberly Jinnett, PhD

Executive vice president
Integrated Benefits Institute (employers)

Dr. Kimberly Jinnett is the executive vice president of the Integrated Benefits Institute (IBI) and Affiliate Faculty at the Institute for Health and Aging (IHA), University of...
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Ronette L. Kolotkin, PhD

Quality of Life Consulting

Dr. Ronette “Ronnie” Kolotkin is a clinical psychologist who specializes in the treatment of obesity and binge eating disorder, as well as research on quality of life in obesity...
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Lee M. Kaplan, MD, PhD

Obesity medicine specialist
Massachusetts General Hospital

Dr. Lee Kaplan is director of the Obesity, Metabolism and Nutrition Institute, founding director of the Massachusetts General Hospital (MGH) Weight Center, and...
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Michelle Look, MD, FAAFP

Primary care specialist
Diplomate, American Board of Obesity Medicine

Dr. Michelle Look is a staff physician and medical director of clinical research for the San Diego Sports Medicine and Family Health Center. She also serves as a medical...
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Angela Golden, DNP, FNP-C, FAANP

Nurse practitioner from Home, LLC
Past president, American Association of Nurse Practitioners

Dr. Angela Golden provides clinical services, with a special emphasis on the treatment of the disease of obesity, through her nurse practitioner service founded in Munds Park...
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Søren Kruse Lilleøre, MSc

Novo Nordisk

Søren Kruse Lilleøre serves as Director for Obesity in Global Medical Affairs at Novo Nordisk Headquarters in Søborg, Denmark. Since joining the company in 2008...
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Boris Stevenin, MD

Novo Nordisk

Dr. Boris Stevenin is medical director, Obesity, at Novo Nordisk. In his role, he is responsible for the training of the obesity medical liaisons, and the speakers of the...
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