Keynote Speaker Robert H. Lustig
Robert H. Lustig, MD, MSL is a Professor of Pediatrics in the Division of Endocrinology, and Member of the institute for Health Policy Studies at University of California, San Francisco. Dr. Lustig is a neuroendocrinologist whose clinical research has focused on the regulation of energy balance by the central nervous system. He is currently investigating the contribution of biochemical, neural, hormonal, and genetic influences in the expression of the current obesity epidemic both in children and adults. He is one of the leaders of the global “anti-sugar” movement to improve global health. Dr. Lustig graduated from MIT in 1976, and received his M.D. from Cornell University medical College in 1980. He completed his pediatric residency at St. Louis Children’s Hospital in 1983, and his clinical fellowship at UCSF in 1984. From there, he spent six years as a research associate in neuroendocrinology at The Rockefeller University. In 2013 he received his Masters in Studies of Law from UC Hastings. Dr. Lustig is the author of many academic works, and of the popular book “Fat Chance: beating the odds against sugar, processed food, obesity, and disease”, and the “Fat Chance Cookbook”. He is also the author of “The Hacking of the American Mind: The Science Behind the Corporate Takeover of Our Bodies and Brains” released in September 2017. Dr. Lustig is also Chief Scientific Officer of EatREAL, a non-profit dedicated to reversing childhood obesity and diabetes by impacting the global food supply.