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James A. Levine, MD, Ph.D.

Professor of Medicine, Physiology and Bioengineering, Richard Emslander Chair of Nutrition and Metabolism Mayo Clinic, Rochester, Minnesota

MD, Royal Free Hospital, Department of Medicine, London

Ph.D., Royal Free Hospital, Department of Medicine, London

B.A., Clinical Nutrition, Royal Free Hospital, London

Professor Levine is an internationally renowned expert in obesity. His research has focused on understanding NEAT, obesity and body weight regulation. He has published articles in the most prestigious scientific journals, five articles in Science and others in Nature, the New England Journal of Medicine and the Lancet. Dr Levine lectures around the world and is a senior scientific advisor to the US government, United Nations and the Government of the Peoples Republic of China as well as throughout Africa and in Jamaica. He is a designated ‘Expert’ to the United Nations, NIH and National Science Foundation. Professor Levine is also an invitee to the Presidents Panel on Cancer. He has received over 30 national and international awards in science include the Judson Daland prize from the American Philosophical Society. He holds four R01 National Institute of Health (NIH) grants, and 18 additional federal grants. His walking desk won the invention of the future from NASA and is now a Product by Steelcase. His book NEAT will be published late next year.

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