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Susan B. Roberts, PhD

Dartmouth College, Geisel School of Medicine, Senior Associate Dean for Foundational Research

Susan B. Roberts, PhD named as the new Senior Associate Dean for Foundational Research at the Geisel School of Medicine at Dartmouth College .

Roberts has dedicated her career to developing innovative research programs to advance health, bringing 30 years of experience as a nutrition and behavioral change scientist. Roberts has conducted nutrition research in Brazil, China, Finland, France, Guinea-Bissau, Kenya, India, Kuwait, and The Gambia. Roberts’ research has been continuously funded by governmental organizations such as the NIH, DoD, and USDA since 1992. She holds two patents and has co-authored three popular books on children’s nutrition and science-based weight loss.

Roberts served as a senior scientist in the Jean Mayer USDA Human Nutrition Research Center on Aging at Tufts University in Boston, MA. She also served as a professor of nutrition at the Friedman School of Nutrition Science and Policy, co-director of the Tufts Institute for Global Obesity Research, and adjunct professor of psychiatry and scientific staff member in pediatrics at Tufts School of Medicine.

Roberts has also served as co-founder and co-director of the International Weight Control Registry, and co-chair of an NIH consortium of 7 universities studying the causes of weight regain. Her honors and awards include: the Will Solimene Award for Excellence in Medical Communications; the E.V. McCollum Award for outstanding contributions to nutrition research; the W.O. Atwater Lecturer, the only federal award for nutrition research, recognizing uniquely important contributions towards improving the health of people around the world; and the General Mills Bell Institute of Health and Nutrition Innovation Award, given for research advances in healthy dietary patterns.

In her new role, Roberts will lead strategic planning efforts related to research, as well as support the research mission of the medical school while fostering partnerships with Dartmouth Health and other schools at the College.

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Becca Kennedy led this search with Kristen Andersen and Cortnee Bollard.