Obesity Research and Education Initiative

  • Leadership

    Dr. Allyn Mark

    Allyn Mark, MD

    Founding Co-Director, OREI
    Roy J. Carver Chair and Professor of Internal Medicine
    Carver College of Medicine

    Email: allyn-mark@uiowa.edu

    Dr. Charles Brenner

    Charles Brenner, PhD

    Founding Co-Director, OREI
    Roy J. Carver Chair and Professor of Biochemistry
    Professor of Internal Medicine
    Carver College of Medicine

    Email: charles-brenner@uiowa.edu

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    Kathleen Janz, PhD

    Associate Director-Community-Based Research and Education, OREI
    Professor
    Health and Human Physiology
    College of Liberal Arts & Sciences

    Email: kathleen-janz@uiowa.edu

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    Linda Snetselaar, PhD

    Associate Director-Nutrition Research and Education, OREI
    Professor and Chair, Preventative Nutrition Education
    Department of Epidemiology
    Associate Head for Admissions and Curriculum, Department of Epidemiology
    Director, Nutrition Center
    Co- Director, Preventive Intervention Center
    Director, Dietetics Practice-Based Research Network (Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics)
    College of Public Health

    Email: linda-snetselaar@uiowa.edu

    Steering Committee

    Dale Abel

    E. Dale Abel, MD, PhD

    Director, the Fraternal Order of Eagles Diabetes Research Center                                                                                                                                                 Director, Division of Endocrinology and Metabolism
    Professor of Internal Medicine  - Endocrinology and Metabolism
    Professor of Biochemistry                                                                                                                    Carver College of Medicine

    Email: dale-abel@uiowa.edu

    M. Kathleen Clark

    M. Kathleen Clark, PhD, RN

    Professor
    College of Nursing

    Email: mary-clark@uiowa.edu

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    Daryl Granner, MD

    Founding Director Emeritus, the Fraternal Order of Eagles Diabetes Research Center
    Professor Emeritus
    Departments of Internal Medicine and Physiology
    Special Consultant to the Dean 
    Carver College of Medicine

    Email: daryl-granner@uiowa.edu

     A. Kim Johnson

    A. Kim Johnson, PhD

    F. Wendell Miller Distinguished Professor
    Departments of Pharmacology, Psychology and Integrative Physiology
    College of Liberal Arts & Sciences

    Email: alan-johnson@uiowa.edu

     Kevin Kregel

    Kevin Kregel, PhD

    Professor and Chair, Health and Human Physiology
    College of Liberal Arts & Sciences

    Email: kevin-kregel@uiowa.edu

     Andrew Norris

    Andrew Norris, MD, PhD

    Associate Professor of Pediatrics - Endocrinology and Diabetes
    Associate Professor of Biochemistry
    Carver College of Medicine

    Email: andrew-norris@uiowa.edu

     Edith Parker

    Edith Parker, DrPH

    Professor and Head
    Department of Community and Behavioral Health
    Director, Preventional Research Center for Rural Health
    College of Public Health

    Email: edith-parker@uiowa.edu

     Linnea Polgreen

    Linnea Polgreen, PhD

    Assistant Professor
    Department of Pharmacy Practice & Science
    College of Pharmacy

    Email: linnea-polgreen@uiowa.edu

     Kamal Rahmouni

    Kamal Rahmouni, PhD

    Associate Professor
    Department of Pharmacology
    Carver College of Medicine

    Email: kamal-rahmouni@uiowa.edu

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    Isaac Samuel, MD

    Bariatric, Gastrointestinal, and Minimally-Invasive Surgeon
    Program Director, Bariatric Surgery Fellowship Program
    Director, UI Obesity Surgery Program
    Associate Professor of Surgery - Gastrointestinal, Minimally-invasive and Bariatric Surgery
    Carver College of Medicine

    Email: isaac-samuel@uiowa.edu

     John Solow

    John Solow, PhD

    Professor, Departmental Executive Officer, and Director, Business Honors Program
    Justice International Business Research Fellow
    Tippie College of Business

    Email: john-solow@uiowa.edu

     Sharon Tucker

    Sharon Tucker, PhD, RN, PMHCNS-BC

    Senior Associate Director, Nursing Research & Evidence-Based Practice
    College of Nursing

    Email: sharon-tucker@uiowa.edu