Douglas Heimburger

  • Professor of Medicine in the Vanderbilt Institute for Global Health, USA


He has directed education and training programs, including the Global Health Track in Vanderbilt’s Master of Public Health Program, the University of Zambia-Vanderbilt Training Partnership for HIV-Nutrition-Metabolic Research (UVP), and the Vanderbilt-Emory-Cornell-Duke Consortium for Global Health Fellows. His principal research interests are nutritional influences on HIV treatment outcomes, including non-communicable conditions, in African adults, and global health education and training. Dr. Heimburger was the principal editor of three editions of the Handbook of Clinical Nutrition and has contributed chapters to multiple editions of the Cecil Textbook of Medicine, Harrison’s Principles of Internal Medicine, Medicine for the Practicing Physician, and Modern Nutrition in Health and Disease.  He founded and directed the Intersociety Professional Nutrition Education Consortium and the American Board of Physician Nutrition Specialists.  Dr. Heimburger has served on the Advisory Board of the Fogarty International Center (NIH), the governing Council of the American Society for Clinical Nutrition, Initial Review Group Subcommittee G for the National Cancer Institute, the U.S. FDA’s Food Advisory Committee, and a Test Materials Development Committee for the United States Medical Licensing Examination.

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