James O. Hill, Ph.D., weight loss and anti-obesity expert, has dedicated his life to studying nutrition, fitness, obesity and weight management to identify ways to help people to improve their health.
Dr. James Hill holds a B.A. in Psychology from the University of Tennessee and M.S. and Ph.D. degrees in Physiological Psychology from the University of New Hampshire. Currently, he serves as a Professor at the University of Colorado and was formerly the Founding Executive Director of the Anschutz Health and Wellness Center.
Throughout his tenure, Dr. Hill has served as the Chair of the first World Health Organization Consultation on Obesity, President of The Obesity Society (TOS) and American Society for Nutrition, Lecturer for US Department of agriculture, Member of NIH Expert Panel on Obesity and the National Academy of Medicine.
Dr. Hill has co-founded two important organizations in the fight against obesity, including America on the Move and the National Weight Control Registry. America on the Move is a national anti-obesity and weight gain prevention initiative that aims to inspire Americans to make small changes to prevent weight gain. The National Weight Control Registry includes those individuals who have been successful in maintaining a reduced body weight
Dr. Hill has published more than 500 scientific articles and book chapters, many focusing on the importance of healthy eating and physical activity in weight management. He authored the Step Diet Book in 2004, as well as the State of Slim book in 2013.
He has also earned recognition of various awards for his work, including awards from The Obesity Society and American Society for Nutrition.