Robert Kuczmarski, DrPH
  • Program Director, Division of Digestive Diseases and Nutrition
  • National Institute of Diabetes and Digestive and Kidney Diseases
  • Bethesda, MD USA


I oversee the Obesity Treatment and Prevention program portfolio, which consists primarily of behavioral intervention clinical trial research for the prevention and treatment/management of overweight/obesity across the age range in humans. Prevention studies include primary and secondary approaches to prevent the initial development of overweight/obesity through control of inappropriate weight gain and increases in body fat; weight maintenance among those at risk of becoming overweight; and prevention of weight regain once weight loss has been achieved. Prevention of overweight/obesity in the pediatric age range in nonmedical settings is a special emphasis of this program.