Mailing Address:

Harvard Medical School
Department of Population Medicine
133 Brookline Avenue, 6th Floor
Boston, MA 02215

Matthew_Gillman@hms.harvard.edu

Phone: (617) 509-9968

Fax: (617) 859-9853

Staff Assistant:

Julie McGrath

Affiliations:

Professor, Department of Nutrition, Harvard School of Public Health

Faculty, Center for the Developing Child

Faculty, Harvard Center for Population and Development Studies

Websites:

Project Viva

Obesity Prevention Program

Weighing In Blog

Matthew Gillman, MD, SM

Dr. Gillman is a Professor and Director of the Obesity Prevention Program in the Department of Population Medicine. His research interests include early life prevention of chronic disease, including obesity, diabetes, cardiovascular disease, and asthma; individual and policy-level interventions to prevent obesity and its consequences; and childhood cardiovascular risk factors. He directs Project Viva, an NIH-funded cohort study of pregnant women and their offspring, focusing on effects of gestational diet and other factors on outcomes of pregnancy and childhood. Dr. Gillman also leads or participates in several other federally-funded studies of diet, activity, obesity, and cardiovascular risk in children and adults. He has served in leadership roles in the U.S. National Children's Study, the International Society for Developmental Origins of Health and Disease, the American Heart Association, and the American Academy of Pediatrics. He is an active teacher of medical students and mentor to research trainees. Formerly a primary care internist and pediatrician, Dr. Gillman's current clinical work is in preventive cardiology among children.

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