Weighing In on Metabolism

Science for the Public: Contemporary Science Issues & Innovations
September 13, 2022, Belmont Media Center, Belmont MA

Susan B. Roberts, Ph.D., Director, Energy Metabolism Lab at the USDA Nutrition Center, Tufts University; Professor of Nutrition, Gerald J. and Dorothy R. Friedman School of Nutrition Science and Policy; Professor, Psychiatry; Senior Staff Member in Pediatrics, Tufts University

Dr. Roberts is a leader in the science of metabolism. She has concentrated a great deal of her research on the rise of obesity, especially in Western nations. In this program, she discusses how metabolism works under normal conditions, the relationship between metabolism and obesity, and the impact of diet and other factors such as age and gender on the metabolic system.

Guardian article on Dr. Roberts' work: Burn, baby, burn: the new science of metabolism