Honors and Awards

Dr. James Hill has received numerous academic honors and awards for his work in preventing obesity and promoting healthy nutrition and weight management practices.

  • Chair, National Academy of Medicine Obesity Interest Group, 2015-6.
  • Elected to Institute of Medicine (now National Academy of Medicine) 2014.
  • Joseph Sewall Award for Distinguished Service, University of Colorado, 2014.
  • George Bray Founders Award, The Obesity Society, 2012.
  • Keynote speaker, University of Illinois Nutrition Symposium, 2012
  • Member, American Pediatric Society, 2012
  • Atwater Lecture Recipient, US Department of Agriculture, 2012
  • David Kritchevsky Career Achievement Award in Nutrition, American Society for Nutrition (2011)
  • Chair, Prevention Committee of the American Diabetes Association (2010-2013)
  • Member, Board of Directors, American Diabetes Association (2009-2012)
  • President, American Society for Nutrition (2008-9)
  • Co-Founder, Metro Denver Health and Wellness Commission, 2009
  • Invited speaker, Institute of Medicine Symposium, Making Weight Control Everybody’s Business, October 11, 2007 at the Institute of Medicine.
  • Invited Scholar, Southern Illinois University (2007)
  • Master Scholar, Western Kentucky University (2007)
  • TOPS Award, NAASO the Obesity Society (2007)
  • McCollum Award, American Society for Nutrition (2007)
  • Member, NIH CIDO Study Section (2005-7)
  • Editor-in-Chief, Obesity Management (2004-10)
  • Centrum Center Science Award, American Society for Nutritional Sciences (2004)
  • McGovern Award, Ball State University (2003)
  • Honorary Member, American Dietetic Association (2003)
  • Distinguished Partnership Scholar Award, Partnership for Women’s Health (2000)
  • Co-Founder, America on the Move (2003)
  • President’s Lecturer, American College of Sports Medicine (2000)
  • Co-Founder, Colorado Weigh Obesity Management Program (1998)
  • Regional Vice-President, International Association for the Study of Obesity (1998-2004)
  • MERIT Award, National Institutes of Health (1998-2005)
  • Chair, World Health Organization (WHO) Consultation on Obesity (1998)
  • Vice-President, Board of Trustees, International Life Sciences Institute, North America (1997-1998)
  • Co-Founder, Centers for Obesity Research and Education (CORE) (1998)
  • President, North American Association for the Study of Obesity (NAASO) 1996-1997
  • Chair, NIH Nutrition Study Section (1999-2000)
  • Member, NIH Nutrition Study Section (1996-2000)
  • Chairman of Scientific Advisory Board, Program in physical activity and nutrition for adults (APAN), Initiative by the International Life Sciences Institute (1996-1999)
  • Chairman of Scientific Advisory Board, Program in physical activity and nutrition for children (CPAN), Initiative by the International Life Sciences Institute (1995-2000)
  • Member, Food, Nutrition and Safety Committee of the International Life Sciences Institute (1995-1998)
  • Member, NHLBI Expert Panel on Obesity and Cardiovascular Disease (1995-1998)
  • Member, General Clinical Research Center Scientific Advisory Committee (1994-1996)
  • Member, Dept. of Pediatrics Research Committee (1994-1996)
  • Member, External Scientific Advisory Committee, University of Pittsburgh Obesity/Nutrition Research Center (1994-1998)
  • Counselor, North American Society for the Study of Obesity (1993-1996)
  • Member, Steering Committee on Healthy Weights established by Institute of Medicine; Providing Advice to USDA and DHHS for 1995 Dietary Guidelines for Americans
  • Co-founder, National Weight Control Registry (1993)
  • Member, Nominating Committee, American Society for Clinical Nutrition (1993-1996)
  • Chairman, Education Committee of the North American Association for the Study of Obesity (1992-1996)
  • Member, Awards Committee of American Institute of Nutrition, 1992-1995
  • Member, NIDDK Taskforce on the Prevention and Treatment of Obesity 1991-1996
  • Individual National Research Service Award, NIH, 1982-1984
  • Summer Fellowship for Outstanding Teachers, University of New Hampshire (1979, 1981)
  • Alumni Scholarship, University of Tennessee, 1969