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Faculty Detail    
Name DAVID B ALLISON
 
Campus Address RPHB 140J Zip 0022
Phone 205-975-9169
E-mail dallison@uab.edu
Other websites http://www.soph.uab.edu/ssg_content.asp?id=1131
     


Faculty Appointment(s)
Appointment Type Department Division Rank
Primary  School of Public Health Dean's Office  School of Public Health Dean's Office Professor
Secondary  Biostatistics  Biostatistics Professor Distinguished
Secondary  Genetics   Genetics Chair Office Professor
Secondary  Medicine  Med - Immunology/Rheumatology Professor
Secondary  Nutrition Sciences   Nutr Sci - Clin Nutr Dietetics Professor
Center  Arthritis & Musculoskeletal Diseases Center  Arthritis & Musculoskeletal Diseases Center Professor
Center  Center for Aging  COMPREHENSIVE CTR FOR HEALTHY AGING Professor
Center  Center for AIDS Research  Center for AIDS Research Professor
Center  Center for Biophysical Sciences/Engineering  Center for Biophysical Sciences/Engineering Professor
Center  General Clinical Research Center  Center for Outcomes & Effectiveness Res & Educ Professor
Center  Comprehensive Cancer Center  Comprehensive Cancer Center Professor
Center  Medicine  Comprehensive Diabetes Ctr Professor
Center  General Clinical Research Center  Ctr for Clinical & Translational Sci Professor
Center  Cell, Developmntl, & Integrative Biology  Ctr for Exercise Medicine Professor
Center  Medicine  Ctr Cardiovasc Bio Professor
Center  General Clinical Research Center  Minority Health & Research Center Professor
Center  General Clinical Research Center  Nephrology Research & Training Center Professor
Center  Nutrition Sciences   Nutrition Obesity Res Ctr (NORC) Professor

Graduate Biomedical Sciences Affiliations
Hughes Med-Grad Fellowship Program 
Integrative Genetics Graduate Program 
Medical Scientist Training Program 

Biographical Sketch 
David B. Allison received his Ph.D. from Hofstra University in 1990. He then completed a post-doctoral fellowship at the Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine and a second post-doctoral fellowship at the NIH-funded New York Obesity Research Center at St. Luke's/Roosevelt Hospital Center. He was a research scientist at the NY Obesity Research Center and Associate Professor of Medical Psychology at Columbia University College of Physicians and Surgeons until 2001. In 2001, he joined the faculty of the University of Alabama at Birmingham where he is currently Professor of Biostatistics, Head of the Section on Statistical Genetics, and Director of the NIH-funded Clinical Nutrition Research Center. He has authored over 300 scientific publications and edited three books. He has won several awards, including the 2002 Lilly Scientific Achievement Award from the North American Association for the Study of Obesity and the 2002 Andre Mayer Award from the International Association for the Study of Obesity, holds several NIH and NSF grants, served on the Council of the North American Association for the Study of Obesity from 1995 to 2001, and has been a member of the Board of Trustees for the International Life Science Institute, North America, since January 2002. He serves on the editorial boards of: Obesity Reviews; Nutrition Today; International Journal of Eating Disorders; International Journal of Obesity; Behavior Genetics; Computational Statistics and Data Analysis; and Human Heredity. Dr. Allison's research interests include obesity, quantitative genetics, clinical trials, and statistical and research methodology.

Society Memberships
Organization Name Position Held Org Link
The American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS)    http://www.aaas.org/ 
The American Diabetes Association (ADA)    http://www.diabetes.org/home.jsp 
The American Psychological Association (APA)  Member of Division 38 - Health Psychology
Member of Division 5 - Measurement & Statistics 
http://www.apa.org/ 
The American Society for Clinical Nutrition (ASCN)  Elected Member of Nominating Committee, 2003 – present.  http://www.ascn.org/ 
The American Society for Human Genetics (ASHG)    http://genetics.faseb.org/genetics/ashg/ashgmenu.htm 
The American Statistical Association (ASA)  Member of the executive board of the New York Metropolitan chapter of the American Statistical Association - 1995 to 1999.  http://www.amstat.org/index.cfm?fuseaction=main 
The Behavior Genetics Association (BGA)    http://www.bga.org/ 
The Gerontological Society of America (GSA)    http://www.geron.org/ 
The Human Genome Organization - (HUGO)    http://www.gene.ucl.ac.uk/hugo/ 
The New York Academy of Science (NYAS)    http://www.nyas.org/ 

Research/Clinical Interest
Title
Obesity, Statistical Genetics
Description

Keywords
obesity, quantitative genetics, clinical trials, statistical methodology, research methodology