Richard Deckelbaum

Richard Deckelbaum

Richard Deckelbaum

Robert R. Williams Professor
Nutrition (in Pediatrics)


630 W. 168th Street, PH 1512 EastNew York NY 10032
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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.

Editorial Boards

American Journal of Clinical Nutrition

Columbia Affiliations

Director, Institute of Human Nutrition

Academic Appointments

Professor, Pediatrics
Professor, Epidemiology

Additional Affiliations

President, Global Health Education Consortium (GHEC)
Columbia Director, Medical School for International Health
Columbia University in collaboration with Ben Gurion University of the Negev

Honors & 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

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