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Prof. Scott Kahan Johns Hopkins University Bloomberg School of Public Health, USA1 Talk
Scott Kahan, M.D., M.P.H. is a physician trained in both clinical medicine and public health. His clinical practice specializes in weight management and obesity medicine, and he serves as Director of the National Center for Weight and Wellness, a multidisciplinary obesity treatment clinic in Washington, DC. In addition to his... read moreclinical practice, Dr. Kahan also works as a public health physician specializing in obesity policy. He serves as the Medical Director for the George Washington University-based Strategies to Overcome and Prevent (S.T.O.P.) Obesity Alliance, a health policy think-tank and coalition of more than 90 organizations that drive innovative and practical strategies to address obesity. He also serves as Chair of the Clinical Committee for The Obesity Society and on the Board of Directors for the American Board of Obesity Medicine.
Dr. Kahan has advised the White House, Congress, FDA, Surgeons General, and numerous national, state, and local government and advocacy groups pertaining to obesity, nutrition, and chronic disease prevention. He is a regular contributor to numerous media outlets, including NPR, USA Today, NY Times, CNN, Huffington Post, and others. He has published more than 100 scientific articles, textbooks, and textbook chapters, and he serves as a scientific peer-reviewer for more than 30 academic journals and research organizations.
He received his undergraduate degree in bioengineering from Columbia University, his medical degree from the Medical College of Pennsylvania, and his Master’s of Public Health degree from Johns Hopkins School of Public Health. He serves on the Faculty of the George Washington University School of Medicine and School of Public Health & Health Services, and the Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health.