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Dr. John Foreyt
PhD Chair of Advisory Board
Dr.   John   P.   Foreyt   received   his   PhD   in   clinical   psychology   in 1969   from   Florida   State   University.      He   served   on   the   faculty   there until   1974   when   he   moved   to   Baylor   College   of   Medicine,   Houston, Texas.   He   currently   is   Professor   at   the   Baylor   College   of   Medicine’s Department   of   Medicine   and   the   Department   of   Psychiatry   and Behavioral   Sciences.   He   also   is   the   Director   of   the   DeBakey   Heart Center’s Behavioral Medicine Research Center. Dr.   Foreyt   has   served   as   a   member   of   the   National   Task   Force on   the   Prevention   and      Treatment      of      Obesity,      National      Institutes     of      Health;      The      Committee      to   Develop   Criteria   for   Evaluating   the Outcomes   of   Approaches   to   Prevent   and   Treat   Obesity,   Food   and Nutrition     Board,     Institute     of     Medicine,     National     Academy     of Sciences;   and   The   Expert   Panel   on   the   Identification,   Evaluation, and    Treatment    of    Overweight    and    Obesity    in    Adults,    National Institutes of Health, NHLBI. He     has     published     extensively     in     the     areas     of     diet modification,   cardiovascular   risk   reduction,   eating   disorders,   and obesity.      He   has   more   than   400   publications,   including   17   books.   He is a member of the editorial boards of 6 journals. Dr.   Foreyt   is   a   Fellow   of   the   Society   of   Behavioral   Medicine,   a Fellow    of    The    Obesity    Society,    and    a    Fellow    of    the    Academy    of Behavioral   Medicine   Research.   He   is   a   Life   Member   of   the   American Psychological     Association     and     an     honorary     member     of     the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics.
Many    consider    Dr.    Foreyt    to    be    the    “Father    of    Behavior Modification”   as   a   pioneer   and   innovator   bringing   together   many disciplines    and    intertwining    cognitive    behavioral    strategies    to improve   health   outcomes.      In   1977-1978,   he   introduced   behavioral strategies     as     the     editor     of     two     classic     books:          ”Behavioral Treatments   of   Obesity”   followed   by   “Cognitive   Behavior   Therapy: Research   and   Applications”.   He   has   published   his   work   in   over   400 articles,   books,   etc.   and   has   served   on   at   least   15   national   and international   editorial   boards.   Importantly,   he   has   also   served   on numerous   committees,   task   forces   supported   by   the   NIH,   Institute of    Medicine    (IOM),    Center    for    Disease    Control    (CDC)    and    other study    sections,    work    groups    and    advisory    boards        that    have impacted   policy   and   funding   priorities.   He   has   also   demonstrated the     ability     to     inspire     and     challenge     professionals     beyond traditional   approaches   and   has   helped   pave   the   road   to   achieve new    directions.    His    own    track    record speaks       for       itself       and       includes contributions    as    Principal    Investigator for    many    significant,    multi-site    clinical trials     (including     CVD     prevention     in Mexican     Americans     and     the     recent Look    AHEAD    trial    to    improve    longer term,   successful   outcomes   for   diabetes and obesity treatments).  Dr.   Foreyt   is   a   popular   speaker   who   shares   his   knowledge worldwide.    He    enjoys    a    world-wide    reputation    as    a    leading behavioral   psychologist   and   has   many   honors   in   recognition   for his        accomplishments        and        successful        recommendations, particularly     in     initiating     and     maintaining     desired     behavioral changes.
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Dr. John Foreyt
PhD Chair of Advisory Board
Dr.   John   P.   Foreyt   received   his   PhD   in   clinical   psychology   in 1969   from   Florida   State   University.      He   served   on   the   faculty there   until   1974   when   he   moved   to   Baylor   College   of   Medicine, Houston,   Texas.   He   currently   is   Professor   at   the   Baylor   College   of Medicine’s    Department    of    Medicine    and    the    Department    of Psychiatry   and   Behavioral   Sciences.   He   also   is   the   Director   of   the DeBakey Heart Center’s Behavioral Medicine Research Center. Dr.   Foreyt   has   served   as   a   member   of   the   National   Task Force   on   the   Prevention   and      Treatment      of      Obesity,      National     Institutes      of      Health;      The      Committee      to   Develop   Criteria   for Evaluating   the   Outcomes   of   Approaches   to   Prevent   and   Treat Obesity,     Food     and     Nutrition     Board,     Institute     of     Medicine, National    Academy    of    Sciences;    and    The    Expert    Panel    on    the Identification,    Evaluation,    and    Treatment    of    Overweight    and Obesity in Adults, National Institutes of Health, NHLBI. He     has     published     extensively     in     the     areas     of     diet modification,   cardiovascular   risk   reduction,   eating   disorders,   and obesity.      He   has   more   than   400   publications,   including   17   books. He is a member of the editorial boards of 6 journals. Dr.   Foreyt   is   a   Fellow   of   the   Society   of   Behavioral   Medicine, a   Fellow   of   The   Obesity   Society,   and   a   Fellow   of   the   Academy   of Behavioral    Medicine    Research.    He    is    a    Life    Member    of    the American   Psychological   Association   and   an   honorary   member   of the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics.
Many    consider    Dr.    Foreyt    to    be    the    “Father    of    Behavior Modification”    as    a    pioneer    and    innovator    bringing    together    many disciplines   and   intertwining   cognitive   behavioral   strategies   to   improve health   outcomes.      In   1977-1978,   he   introduced   behavioral   strategies as   the   editor   of   two   classic   books:      ”Behavioral   Treatments   of   Obesity” followed   by   “Cognitive   Behavior   Therapy:   Research   and   Applications”. He   has   published   his   work   in   over   400   articles,   books,   etc.   and   has served    on    at    least    15    national    and    international    editorial    boards. Importantly,   he   has   also   served   on   numerous   committees,   task   forces supported   by   the   NIH,   Institute   of   Medicine   (IOM),   Center   for   Disease Control   (CDC)   and   other   study   sections,   work   groups   and   advisory boards      that   have   impacted   policy   and   funding   priorities.   He   has   also demonstrated    the    ability    to    inspire    and    challenge    professionals beyond    traditional    approaches    and    has    helped    pave    the    road    to achieve   new   directions.   His   own   track   record   speaks   for   itself   and includes   contributions   as   Principal   Investigator   for   many   significant, multi-site     clinical     trials     (including     CVD     prevention     in     Mexican Americans   and   the   recent   Look   AHEAD   trial   to   improve   longer   term, successful outcomes for diabetes and obesity treatments).  Dr.    Foreyt    is    a    popular    speaker    who    shares    his    knowledge worldwide.   He   enjoys   a   world-wide   reputation   as   a   leading   behavioral psychologist      and      has      many      honors      in      recognition      for      his accomplishments    and    successful    recommendations,    particularly    in initiating and maintaining desired behavioral changes.
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