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News: Mehta to serve on TOS Finance Committee

October 14, 2016

Tapan Mehta, PhD

Tapan Mehta, PhD, assistant professor in the Department of Health Services Administration and the Nutrition Obesity Research Center (NORC), has been invited byThe Obesity Society (TOS) to serve on their Finance Committee. His appointment term will commence after ObesityWeekTM 2016, to be held October 31 through November 4, in New Orleans.

Dr. Mehta hopes to contribute to TOS’s Finance Committee in its goals of evaluating quarterly reports and the yearly Treasurer’s report, reviewing investment policies, and recommending changes as necessary to those policies.

“It is an honor to be selected and trusted to be part of TOS Finance Committee. I look forward to offering my skills to assist and serve the committee,” he says.

Dr. Mehta is interested in pursuing scientific inquiry in topics related to health policy and interventions especially in the area of obesity, cardiometabolic conditions, and disabilities through pragmatic clinical trials as well as leveraging large existing datasets. Some of his ongoing projects investigate telehealth, obesity staging systems, and cardiometabolic treatments.