Dr. Ludwig is a fellow of The Obesity Society and recipient of the E.V. McCollum Award (2008) of the American Society for Nutrition. He is Principal Investigator on numerous grants from the National Institutes of Health, has published over 150 scientific articles, and serves as Contributing Writer for JAMA. Dr. Ludwig is the author of a book on childhood obesity for parents (Ending the Food Fight: Guide Your Child to a Healthy Weight in a Fast Food/Fake Food World Houghton Mifflin, 2007). His latest book, for a general audience, is entitled Always Hungry? Conquer Cravings, Retrain Your Fat Cells, and Lose Weight Permanently (Grand Central Publishing, January 2016). He appears frequently in national print and broadcast media.
Dr. Jayakumar completed a fellowship in transplant hepatology at University of Alberta Hospital and one in non-alcoholic fatty liver disease at University of Virginia School of Medicine in Charlottesville. She did her residencies in both internal medicine and gastroenterology at University of Western Ontario in London, Canada, where she was chief resident. Dr. Jayakumar earned her medical degree from University of Manitoba Faculty of Medicine. She is a fellow of the Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Canada (FRCPC) in gastroenterology and internal medicine. She has published several articles in peer-reviewed journals and is author of many book chapters as well. She served as the GI consultant to the Calgary Zoo.
Natalie Solomon Brimage
Natalie A. Solomon-Brimage is currently a Public Health Analyst, and serves as a Project Officer for the Special Projects of National Significance (SPNS), Office of Training and Capacity Development (OTCD) HIV/AIDS Bureau in the Department of Health and Human Services. Mrs. Solomon-Brimage completed her MPH from the University of Pittsburgh Graduate School of Public Health (GSPH). She also has a Bachelor of Science in Psychology, and a Bachelor of Arts in Africana Studies. While attending GSPH, she held a NIH EXPORT (Excellence in Partnerships for Community Outreach, Research on Health Disparities and Training) Graduate Student Researcher position in the Center for Minority Health. Mrs. Solomon-Brimage‘s research interests include reproductive health disparities and women's health in the African American community. She has several publications including, but not limited to the Journal of the National Medical Association; a submitted Abstract to the 95th General Microbiology Meeting in Washington, D.C.; three publications under the U.S. DHHS, Public Health Service, SAMHSA, CSAT, and in the World of Giving, for the University of Pittsburgh. She is current member of the American Public Health Association, previously the Pennsylvania Public Health Association, Society for Public Health Education,the National Black Women's Health Imperative, and Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, Inc. Specialties: • Evaluate and advise on staffing and organizational structures, methods and procedures through the development and process analysis of workflows -Facilitation -Public Speaking - Survey and evaluation research techniques - Program Development and Monitoring, contract administration, negotiations