Previous Atwater Lecturers
How can nutrition scientists help reverse the obesity epidemic?
Susan B. Roberts, Professor of psychiatry, Tufts Medical School, and Professor of Nutrition and Director, Energy Metabolism Laboratory, Jean Mayer USDA Human Nutrition Research Center on Aging, Tufts University
Food is not a talisman: Reflections on the science and practice of nutrition
Joanne L. Slavin, Professor, Department of Food Science and Nutrition, University of Minnesota.
Energetics and Obesity: Epistemological, Evidentiary, and Social Challenges in Advancing Knowledge
David B. Allison, Director, Nutrition Obesity Research Center; Associate Dean for Science, School of Public Health and Distinguished Professor, University of Alabama at Birmingham.
How Can We Make Diet Relevant in the Age of Powerful Drugs?
David J.A. Jenkins, Director of the Clinical Nutrition and Risk Factor Modification Centre at St. Michael's Hospital, Toronto, Canada, and Professor and Canada Research Chair in Nutrition and Metabolism, Departments of Medicine and Nutritional Sciences, University of Toronto.
From Instinct to Intellect: 150 Years in the Evolution of Energy Balance in Man
James O. Hill, Professor of pediatrics and medicine, University of Colorado School of Medicine, Denver and director, Center for Human Nutrition, Denver.
Driving from Vitamin A to Zinc During the Genomic Revolution
Robert J. Cousins, Director of the Center for Nutritional Sciences and Joinst professor of biochemistry at the University of Florida
Retinoids and Carotenoids: A Journey in Human Biology
Robert M. Russell, Special expert to the Office of Dietary Supplements, National Institutes of Health
Individualized Nutrition: How Genes, Epigenetics and Sex Interact to Create a Dietary Requirement for the Nutrient Choline
Steven H. Zeisel, Director, Nutrition Research Institute, School of Public Health, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
Nutrients and the Problem of Proof
Robert P. Heaney, Professor of Medicine, Osteoporosis Research Center, Creighton University Medical Center
High Satiety: Eating Less in an Obesigenic Environment
Barbara J. Rolls, Helen A. Guthrie Chair in Nutrition, Pennsylvania State University
Color, Critters, and Cancer
John W. Erdman, Jr., Department of Food Science and Human Nutrition, University of Illinois
Human Energy Requirements: From Atwater to Doubly Labeled Water
Dale A. Schoeller, Professor of Nutritional Sciences, University of Wisconsin-Madison
Challenges of Translating Research Knowledge Into Solutions for Health Problems: Zinc as an Example
Janet C. King, Children's Hospital Oakland Research Institute, Oakland, California
Defining Nutrient Requirements from a Perspective of Bone-Related Nutrients
Connie M. Weaver, Distinguished Professor, Department of Foods & Nutrition, Purdue University
The Metabolic Role of Vitamin K: An Historical and Future Perspective
John Suttie, Katherine Berns Van Donk Steenbock Professor, University of Wisconsin-Madison.
Human Nutrient Requirements: A Critical Knowledge Base Challenged by the Post-Genome Era
Vernon Young, Professor of Nutritional Biochemistry, Massachusetts Institute of Technology
Rationale for Infant Feeding Recommendations
Samuel J. Fomon, Emeritus Professor, Department of Pediatrics College of Medicine, University of Iowa
The Third Century of Nutrition Research policy – Shared Responsibility
Jacqueline Dupont, Professor, Florida State University, Retired ARS National Program Leader for Human Nutrition
Nutrition of the Poor: Who Suffers? Who Benefits?
Jean-Pierre Habicht, James Jamison Professor of Nutritional Epidemiology, Cornell University
The Food Supply, Its Science, and Mankind
Sanford A. Miller Dean, Graduate School of Biomedical Sciences, The University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio.
Health Care Restructuring and Dietetics: Renaissance or Requiem for the Profession
Johanna T. Dwyer, Director, Frances Stern Nutrition Center, New England Medical Center Tufts University School of Medicine.
Consuming Passions: Energy Regulation, Biological Revolution, and Political Realities
M.R.C. Greenwood, Associate Director for Science, Office of Science and Technology Policy, Executive Office of the President.
Foods, Vitamins and Policy: The Folate Case
Irwin H. Rosenberg, Jean Mayer Professor in Nutrition, Physiology, and Medicine, Tufts University, and Director of USDA Human Nutrition Research Center on Aging at Tufts University.
The Life and Times of W.O. Atwater Centennial
Kenneth J. Carpenter, Distinguished Scholar, University of California, Berkeley.
The Irresistible Fascination of Carotenoids and Vitamin A
James A. Olson, Professor of Biochemistry and Biophysics, Iowa State University.
R. Gaurth Hansen, Distinguished Provost Emeritus and Distinguished Professor Emeritus of Nutrition and Food Sciences and Biochemistry, Utah State University.
Alfred E. Harper, E.V. McCollum Professor of Nutrition, University of Wisconsin.
Helen A. Guthrie, Professor and Head, Nutrition Department, The Pennsylvania State University.
John E. Kinsella, Liberty Hyde Bailey Professor of Food Chemistry and General Foods Distinguished Professor of Food Science, Cornell University.
Malden C. Nesheim, Director, Division of Nutrition, Cornell University.
Elsie Widdowson, Department of Medicine, Addenbrooke's Hospital, Cambridge, England.
Mark Hegsted, Professor of Nutrition, New England Regional Primate Research Center
Harold H. Sandstead, Director, North Atlantic Area, Human Nutrition Research Center on Aging at Tufts University.
George H. Beaton, Professor of Nutrition Science, Faculty of Medicine, University of Toronto, Canada.
Edwin M. Foster, Director, Food Research Institute, University of Wisconsin.
Joaquin Cravioto, Professor of Pediatrics and Scientific Director, National Institute for Children's Health Sciences and Technology, Mexico City, Mexico.
Ancel Keys, Professor, Division of Epidemiology, University of Minnesota.
Hector F. DeLuca, Professor, Department of Biochemistry, University of Wisconsin.
Robert E. Olson, Professor, Department of Biochemistry, St. Louis University.
Nevin S. Scrimshaw, Institute Professor and Head of the Department of Nutrition and Food Science, Massachusetts Institute of Technology.
Emil M. Mrak, Chancellor Emeritus, University of California at Davis.
William J. Darby, President, The Nutrition Foundation, Inc.
J. George Harrar, President Emeritus, Rockefeller Foundation.
Marina N. Whitman, Professor of Economics, University of Pittsburgh.
Jean Mayer, Professor of Nutrition and Lecturer on the History of Public Health, Harvard University.
Philip Handler, President, National Academy of Sciences, and Chairman, National Research Council.
Albert Szent-Gyorgyi, Director, Institute for Muscle Research, Marine Biological Laboratory, Woods Hole, Massachusetts.
Artturi I. Virtanen, Director, Biochemical Research Institute, Helsinki, Finland.