David B. Allison

Professor, Physician

1963 –

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Who is David B. Allison?

David Bradley Allison is an American obesity researcher and biostatistician who is Distinguished Professor, Quetelet Endowed Professor of Public Health, Associate Dean for Science of the School of Public Health at the University of Alabama at Birmingham.

Allison's research interests include obesity, quantitative genetics, clinical trials, statistical and research methodology, and research integrity. He has published over 500 peer-reviewed publications. He holds several NIH grants, including one of the Common Fund's NIH Director's Transformative Research Award entitled "Energetics, Disparities, & Lifespan A unified hypothesis". He has been a member of the Board of Trustees for the International Life Science Institute, North America, since 2002 of which he is currently the Chair. In 2012 he was elected to the Institute of Medicine of the National Academies.

Allison is also the founding Field Chief Editor of Frontiers in Genetics. He also serves as a frequent consultant and expert witness in the legal setting. During 2014, he is writing a column in Cooking Light.

Allison is one of the most influential Biostatisticians and Obesity Researchers in the field.

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  • Hofstra University

on July 23, 2013


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