Dr. Eric Ravussin is a Boyd Professor at Louisiana State University and an internationally recognized translational investigator in obesity and diabetes research. His research now focuses on the molecular basis of obesity and its co-morbidities. His studies are aimed at understanding the molecular mechanisms that determine the inter-individual variability in energy expenditure, fat oxidation and energy balance in response to caloric restriction, increased or decreased physical activity, overfeeding or physiological conditions such as puberty, pregnancy or menopause. His latest research is in the field of aging with an emphasis on the impact of caloric restriction on human biomarkers of aging and longevity. Dr. Ravussin He has published more than 500 peer reviewed manuscripts in the field of obesity, type 2 diabetes and aging. He has mentored more than 60 postdoctoral fellows.

Dr. Ravussin has been the recipient of multiple awards some of which include the 2001 “E.V. McCollum Award” for actively generating new concepts in nutrition and personally seeing to the execution of studies testing the validity of these concepts (American Society for Clinical Nutrition); the 2010 “Willendorf Award” presented by IASO for outstanding contributions to clinical research in obesity; the 2011 George Bray Founders Award recognizing “significant contributions that advanced the scientific or clinical basis for understanding or treating obesity” presented by TOS and the 2017 Friends of Albert (Mickey) Stunkard Life Achievement Award presented by TOS in remembrance of Dr. Albert (Mickey) Stunkard and recognizes people who have made a lifetime of outstanding contributions to the field of obesity in terms of scholarship, mentorship and education. He has been an active member of The Obesity Society, serving on the Council, the program committee and as a former President of the Society from 2006-2008. Dr. Ravussin is Editor in Chief of Obesity since 2012.