Administrative Core & Leadership

The Administrative Core serves the following functions:

  1. provides the long term vision for the Center programs
  2. manages day to day operations
  3. encourages obesity related research and research collaborations
  4. oversees and establishes Core use policies
  5. oversees the Pilot and Feasibility Program
  6. provides communications system
  7. coordinates and supports the Education/Enrichment Program
  8. solicits and integrate the counsel of Internal and External Scientific Advisory Committees

Director: David A. Bernlohr, Ph.D.
Associate Director: Charles J. Billington, M.D.

Executive Committee

  • David A. Bernlohr, Ph.D.
    Department of Biochemistry, UMN
  • Charles J. Billington, M.D.
    Department of Medicine, UMN
  • Scott J. Crow, M.D.
    Department of Psychiatry, UMN
  • Robert W. Jeffery, Ph.D.
    Division of Epidemiology, UMN
  • Michael D. Jensen, M.D.
    Endocrine Research Unit, Mayo Clinic
  • Allen S. Levine, Ph.D.
    Department of Food Science and Nutrition, UMN

External Scientific Advisory Committee

  • Daniel H. Bessesen, M.D.
    Denver Health Medical Center, University of Colorado
  • Fredric B. Kraemer, M.D.
    Endocrinology, Gerontology & Metabolism, Stanford School of Medicine
  • James E. Mitchell, M.D.
    Neuropsychiatric Research Institute, Fargo, ND
  • Denise Wilfley, Ph.D.
    Department of Psychiatry, Washington University School of Medicine