University at Buffalo Professor Elected Officer for Pediatric Section of The Obesity Society

Published February 26, 2015

Youfa Wang, MD, PhD, from the University at Buffalo Department of Epidemiology and Environmental Health, has been elected secretary/treasurer of The Obesity Society’s (TOS) Pediatric Obesity Section for 2014-2015. Thereafter he will become the section’s chair-elect and then chair.

TOS is the leading scientific society dedicated to the study of obesity. Since 1982, it has encouraged research on the causes and treatment of obesity, and kept the medical community and public informed of advances in the field.

Wang is a professor of epidemiology and environmental health in the UB School of Public Health and Health Professions and a clinical professor of pediatrics in the UB School of Medicine and Biomedical Sciences. He directs the Systems-oriented Global Childhood Obesity Intervention Program, which collaborates with institutions from many countries. He is also an adjunct professor at several other universities including the Johns Hopkins University and Peking University.