June Stevens, MS, PhD


Professor of Nutrition and Epidemiology, Gillings School of Global Public Health
Distinguished Professor and Chair, Department of Nutrition

Phone: (919) 966-7218
Fax: (919) 966-7215
Email: June_Stevens@unc.edu

Department of Nutrition
CB# 7461, Gillings School of Global Public Health

245 Rosenau Hall
Chapel Hill, North Carolina 27599-7461


PhD, Human Nutrition, Minor in Statistics, Cornell University, 1986

MS, Human Nutrition, Pennsylvania State University, 1978

Research Interests/Summary Brief

Dr. June Stevens is Chair of the Department of Nutrition at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill and the American Institute for Cancer Research Distinguished Professor.  Dr. Stevens is an obesity epidemiologist with a large research program focusing on the causes, consequences, and prevention of obesity in different populations.  She was the principal investigator of the Coordinating Center for Pathways and the Trial of Activity in Adolescent Girls (TAAG); two large national trials that examined obesity and physical activity in children and adolescents.  She is currently principal investigator of the Coordinating Center for the Childhood Obesity Prevention and Treatment Research (COPTR) Consortium.  COPTR studies will test methods for preventing excessive weight gain in non-overweight and moderately overweight youth, and methods for reducing weight in obese and severely obese youth.  Investigators will collaborate with local, state, and national organizations to promote these efforts.  Dr. Stevens served as chair of the national program committee for the public health track for the North American Association for the Study of Obesity and was also a Councilor for that organization.  In 2004 she was elected as Vice President of Scientific Affairs for the International Association for the Study of Obesity.  In 2010 she was elected to The Obesity Society Nominating Committee.   Dr. Stevens has served on expert panels as an obesity expert for the National Institutes of Health, the Centers for Disease Control, the Institute of Medicine and the World Health Organization.