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John P. Foreyt, PhD

John P. Foreyt is a Professor in the Department of Medicine and the Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences at Baylor College of Medicine, Houston, Texas. He is the Director of the DeBakey Heart Center's Behavioral Medicine Research Center, Department of Medicine, at Baylor.

Dr. Foreyt is also Adjunct Professor, Department of Health and Human Performance at the University of Houston, and Clinical Professor, Department of Family Medicine, at the University of Nevada School of Medicine, Las Vegas.

He has served as a member of the National Task Force on the Prevention and Treatment of Obesity, National Institutes of Health, NHLBI; 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.

Dr. Foreyt has published 17 books and more than 320 articles in the areas of diet modification, cardiovascular risk reduction, eating disorders, and obesity. He is an honorary member of the American Dietetic Association, and has served on the SPE Scientific Committee since 2009.

John P. Foreyt received his B.S. in psychology from the University of Wisconsin and his M.S. and PhD in clinical psychology from Florida State University. He served on the faculty at Florida State University until he moved to Baylor College of Medicine.

John P. Foreyt, PhD