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Richard J. Deckelbaum

Professor of Epidemiology

and:
Robert R. Williams Professor of Nutrition (in Pediatrics), College of Physicians and Surgeons (home dept.)
Professor of Pediatrics, College of Physicians and Surgeons
Director, Institute of Human Nutrition

Biography:
Dr. Deckelbaum's research interests concern human plasma lipoproteins, and the cellular effects of dietary fats and free fatty acids. His research has been supported by the National Heart, Lung and Blood Institute, the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Disease, the US Agency for International Development, and private industry. His work has contributed to better understanding of mechanisms whereby human lipoproteins are structurally remodeled in the plasma compartment, factors modulating receptor-lipoprotein interactions, and nutrient-gene interactions. He has also led international NIH and USAID programs integrating nutrition with risk factors of cardiovascular disease in children, as well as the molecular biology of intestinal parasites with clinical and epidemiological manifestations of infection, with emphasis on chronic diarrhea and malnutrition. His research complements a professional interest in global health, which grew out of work in the Middle East and Africa.
Affiliation(s):
  • IOM Food and Nutrition Board
  • National Academies of Sciences
  • President, Global Health Education Consortium (GHEC)
  • www.globalhealtheducation.org
  • Columbia Director, Medical School for International Health
  • Columbia University in collaboration with Ben Gurion University of the Negev www.cumc.columbia.edu/dept/bgcu-md
Honors and Awards:
  • American Dietetic Association Honorary Membership 2007
  • LSU Chancellor's Award Lecutre in Neuroscience 2009
  • Harry T. Dozer Lecturer, Ben Gurion University
  • Danone Institute of Japan, 10th anniversary Keynote Lecturer 2009
  • Selected Editorial Boards

    • American Journal of Clinical Nutrition
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rjd20@columbia.edu