Dr. Jennifer Lovejoy has a Ph.D. in Physiological Psychology from Emory University and completed postdoctoral training in Endocrinology and Metabolism at Emory University School of Medicine, specializing in obesity and diabetes research. Dr. Lovejoy spent 12 years on the faculty of the Pennington Biomedical Research Center at LSU where she held the Manship Endowed Professorship in Diabetes and founded and directed the Women’s Nutrition Research Program. In 2003, Dr. Lovejoy became Dean of the School of Nutrition and Exercise Science at Bastyr University in Seattle, a private university offering graduate and undergraduate degrees in natural medicine. In 2008, she became Vice President of Clinical and Quality Support at Free and Clear, Inc, a company offering tobacco and weight management coaching services to employers, health plans and state governments. Currently, she is Chief Translational Science Officer at a startup company affiliated with the Institute for Systems Biology in Seattle, offering a “scientific wellness” service to employers and consumers. She holds an adjunct faculty appointment at the University of Washington School of Public Health and is a frequent speaker on obesity and nutrition at national and international conferences. She was the 2010-2011 President of The Obesity Society of North America and past Regional Vice President for the International Association for the Study of Obesity.
Obesity and Nutrition
PhD, Physiological Psychology, Emory University