“The Calculus of Calories: Quantifying Human Body Weight Dynamics”
Dr. Kevin Hall is a Senior Investigator at the National Institutes of Health and his main research interests are macronutrient metabolism and body weight regulation. His laboratory performs experiments in humans and rodents and develops mathematical models and computer simulations to help design, predict, and interpret the experimental data. Dr. Hall’s mathematical models of human body weight dynamics have been used to quantify the energy imbalance underlying the obesity epidemic and predict how interventions will impact body weight and composition in individuals as well as entire populations. Dr. Hall is the recipient of theLilly Scientific Achievement Award from The Obesity Society, the Guyton Award for Excellence in Integrative Physiology from the American Society of Physiology, and his award-winning Body Weight Simulator has been used by more than 850,000 people tohelp predict how diet and physical activity dynamically interact to affect human body weight.