Last updated on: 2/2/2017 | Author: ProCon.org

Michael Zemel, PhD Biography

Title:
Director of the Nutrition Institute at the University of Tennessee
Position:
Pro to the question "Is Drinking Milk Healthy for Humans?"
Reasoning:

“A high-calcium diet and a high-dairy diet enhanced the efficacy of an energy-restricted diet in weight control, with a significantly greater effect of dairy vs. a nondairy (supplemental) source of calcium.”

“Calcium and Dairy Acceleration of Weight and Fat Loss During Energy Restriction in Obese Adults,” Obesity Research

Theoretical Expertise Ranking:
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Individuals with PhDs, MDs, or equivalent advanced degrees in fields relevant to milk. Also top-level government officials (such as foreign leaders, US presidents, Founding Fathers, Supreme Court Justices, members of legislative bodies, cabinet members, military leaders, etc.) with positions relevant to milk.
Involvement and Affiliations:
  • Founder and Chief Science Officer, NuMeta Sciences, Inc, 2010-present
  • Director, The Nutrition Institute, University of Tennessee, 1994-present
  • Professor of Nutrition and Professor of Medicine, University of Tennessee, 1990-present
  • Fellow of the American College of Nutrition and the Council on High Blood Pressure Research
  • Editorial Board Member, Journal of Nutritional Biochemistry
  • Recipient, Lydia J. Roberts Memorial Lecture Award, University of Chicago, 2005
  • Recipient, Wheeley Award for Excellence in Technology Transfer, University of Tennessee, 2004
  • Head, Department of Nutrition, University of Tennessee, 1990-2002
  • Recipient, Chancellor’s Citation for Research, University of Tennessee, 1995
  • Assistant Professor, Nutrition and Food Science, Wayne State University, 1980-1990
  • Member, American College of Nutrition, American Heart Association, American Society for Clinical Nutrition, American Society for Nutritional Science, American Association for the Advancement of Science, American Society of Hypertension, Endocrine Society, North American Association for the Study of Obesity, and the Society for Experimental Biology and Medicine
Education:
  • PhD, Nutritional Science, University of Wisconsin, 1980
  • MS, Nutritional Science, University of Wisconsin, 1978
  • BS, Nutritional Science, University of Wisconsin, 1976
Other:
  • None found
Quoted in:
  1. Should Flavored Milk Be Available in Schools?