Brief Biographical Sketches of the DGAC

Chair: Barbara Millen, Dr.P.H., R.D.

Professor, Department of Family Medicine, Boston University School of Medicine, Boston, MA (through 2009).

Dr. Millen is currently the Founder and President of Millennium Prevention, Inc., a U.S.-based start-up company with a public health mission, which develops web-based platforms and mobile applications to encourage healthy preventive lifestyle behaviors for clinical settings and corporate, academic, and community wellness initiatives. Dr. Millen is a nutrition epidemiologist whose academic research career focused on dietary patterns and lifestyle determinants of health and chronic disease risk as well as evidence-based clinical and public health strategies to promote optimal nutrition and well-being in younger and older adults as well as low-income and minority populations. During her 30-year tenure at Boston University, she was the Founding Chairman of the Graduate Programs in Medical Nutrition Sciences, the Associate Dean for Research and Faculty Development of the School of Public Health, the Chairman of the Faculty Council, and Director of Nutrition Research for the internationally-renown Framingham Heart Study. She has advised research groups nationally and globally, including the World Health Organization, and served from 2008 – 2013 on the expert panels for the American Heart Association (AHA)/American College of Cardiology (ACC)/The Obesity Society (TOS) Guideline for the Management of Overweight and Obesity in Adults and the AHA/ACC Guideline on Lifestyle Management to Reduce Cardiovascular Risk.

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