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Faculty Detail    
Campus Address MT 512 Zip 4410
Phone  (20-5) -903
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Faculty Appointment(s)
Appointment Type Department Division Rank

Graduate Biomedical Sciences Affiliations
Genetics, Genomics and Bioinformatics 
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) 
The American Diabetes Association (ADA) 
The American Psychological Association (APA)  Member of Division 38 - Health Psychology
Member of Division 5 - Measurement & Statistics 
The American Society for Clinical Nutrition (ASCN)  Elected Member of Nominating Committee, 2003 – present. 
The American Society for Human Genetics (ASHG) 
The American Statistical Association (ASA)  Member of the executive board of the New York Metropolitan chapter of the American Statistical Association - 1995 to 1999. 
The Behavior Genetics Association (BGA) 
The Gerontological Society of America (GSA) 
The Human Genome Organization - (HUGO) 
The New York Academy of Science (NYAS) 

Research/Clinical Interest
Obesity, Statistical Genetics

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