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Robert D. Murray, MD

Professor of Pediatrics College of Medicine The Ohio State University Columbus, Ohio

Robert Murray, MD, is an academic professor of Pediatrics in the College of Medicine at The Ohio State University. He spent more than 25 years in the Division of Pediatric Gastroenterology and Nutrition at Nationwide Children’s Hospital.

Dr Murray’s primary areas of focus include biomedical nutrition and pediatric manifestations of malnutrition. He has published over 70 peer-reviewed articles, including most recently “A First Step Toward Eliminating Malnutrition: A Proposal for Universal Screening” in Pediatric Practice in Nutrition and Dietary Supplements. He has contributed to numerous books and public education projects, as well as to projects involving pediatric wasting, stunting, and obesity. Dr. Murray has served as a member of the National Dairy Council Nutrition Advisory Committee, a member of the Children’s Hunger Alliance Governing Board, the vice-chair of the board of Action for Healthy Kids, and a collaborator with Abbott Nutrition International on nutrition education for pediatric practitioners.

Dr. Murray has received several awards. Most recently, he was a 2016 finalist for the Pathway to Populations Health Award for Columbus CEO Magazine. He was a recipient of the 2015 Child Advocate of the Year Award for Ohio Voices for Children. In 2008, he received a Special Achievement Award for obesity initiatives and Chairperson of the Year Award from the American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP).

Within the AAP, Dr Murray is currently their representative to the National Dairy Council Health Advisory Committee. He is the former chair of the AAP Council on School Health and is a past-president of the Ohio Chapter of the AAP.

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Marie-Claire Arrieta, PhD

Associate Professor
Department of Physiology and Pharmacology
Department of Pediatrics, Cumming School of Medicine
University of Calgary
Calgary, AB Canada
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Sharon M. Donovan, PhD, RD

Professor Melissa M. Noel Endowed Chair and Director
Personalized Nutrition Initiative
Department of Food Science and Human Nutrition
University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign
Urbana, IL
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