Dr. Ebbeling received an MS in exercise science from the University of Massachusetts in 1988 and a PhD in nutrition from University of Connecticut in 1997. She arrived at Boston Children’s Hospital in 1999 to complete advanced training in obesity research, where she is presently associate director of the New Balance Foundation Obesity Prevention Center. Dr. Ebbeling is an internationally-recognized expert in interventional nutrition research design and quality control. She has directed numerous behavioral and feeding studies of diet in the treatment of obesity. She has published more than 60 scientific articles, topic reviews and editorials, many which have been highly cited by peers. Dr. Ebbeling has given scores of invited presentations at national and international professional meetings. She served as an associate editor for the journal Obesity and is a fellow of The Obesity Society and the American College of Sports Medicine.