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Joseph Nadglowski

President

Obesity Action Coalition (patient advocacy)

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 helped create in 2005. The organization is dedicated to elevating and empowering those affected by obesity through education, advocacy, and support.

A frequent speaker and author, Mr. Nadglowski has more than 20 years of experience working in patient advocacy, public policy, research, and education. Both his advocacy and research efforts have been focused on improving access to evidence-based treatments of obesity as well as limiting the impact of weight bias and discrimination on those affected by obesity.

Mr. Nadglowski serves as a co-chair of both the Treat and Reduce Obesity Act Coalition and the Obesity Care Advocacy Network. He also is a steering committee member of the OneFlorida Clinical Research Consortium and sits on numerous committees and workgroups for both the OAC and the American Society for Metabolic and Bariatric Surgery. In 2013, he received the Society for Surgery of the Alimentary Tract’s Public Service Award, and in 2015, he was the recipient of the OAC Milestone Award in recognition for his 10 years of service to the OAC.

Mr. Nadglowski received his Bachelor of Science in microbiology and cell science from the University of Florida, Gainesville.