About Adam Drewnowski (USA)

Independent External Expert panel – Adam DrewnowskiProf. Dr. Adam Drewnowski is the Director of the Center for Public Health Nutrition at the University of Washington in Seattle, Professor of Epidemiology at the School of Public Health and Joint Member of the Fred Hutchinson Cancer Center.

Dr. Drewnowski obtained his MA degree in biochemistry at Balliol College, Oxford, and PhD degree in psychology at The Rockefeller University in New York.   Dr. Drewnowski was the PI of the long-running Seattle Obesity Study (S.O.S.), funded by the National Institutes of Health, which used novel methods of spatial analysis to examine multiple social and economic determinants of health and body weight.

Dr. Drewnowski is the author of the Nutrient Rich Foods Index, an early nutrient profiling model, which helps regulatory agencies and consumers to identify foods and beverages that are affordable, sustainable and nutrient- rich. He has more than 350 research publications, and advises governments, foundations and the private sector on affordable nutrient density and obesity-related issues.

Expertise: Epidemiology and public health