Susan Z. Yanovski is Co-Director of the Office of Obesity Research and Senior Scientific Advisor for Clinical Obesity Research at the National Institute of Diabetes and Digestive and Kidney Diseases of the National Institutes of Health in Bethesda, Maryland. Dr. Yanovski received her medical degree from the University of Pennsylvania in Philadelphia. She completed her residency and fellowship in Family Medicine at the Thomas Jefferson University School of Medicine in Philadelphia and a post-doctoral fellowship in eating disorders research at the National Institute of Mental Health. Dr. Yanovski has served on the editorial boards of the American Journal of Clinical Nutrition, Archives of Family Medicine, and Eating Behaviors. She has published more than 170 peer-reviewed papers, and was a member of the expert panel that developed the 2013 AHA/ACC/TOS Guideline for the Management of Overweight and Obesity in Adults. Dr. Yanovski’s research interests include behavioral, medical, and surgical approaches for obesity treatment in adults and children and the study of binge eating disorder. She earned her medical degree from the University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine.