CMHC Faculty Members

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Donna H. Ryan, MD

New Orleans, Louisiana

Donna H. Ryan, MD

Obesity Medicine


Dr. Donna H. Ryan is professor emerita of Pennington Biomedical Research Center, a campus of Louisiana State University in Baton Rouge, where until retirement she directed clinical research for 22 years. Her own research includes participation on the teams that developed and executed studies such as Dietary Approaches to Stop Hypertension (DASH), Preventing Overweight Using Novel Dietary Strategies (POUNDS Lost), Diabetes Prevention Program (DPP) and Action for Health in Diabetes (Look AHEAD). Dr. Ryan’s continuing interests focus on translation of effective weight management into primary care practices.

Education and Training

  • Medial Degree, Louisiana State University School of Medicine, 1970

Professional Highlights

  •  Past President, World Obesity Federation, 2022
  • George Blackburn Award, The Obesity Society, 2019
  • Francisco Balmis Lecturer, Obesity Action Coalition, 2019
  • Health Care Provider of the Year, Obesity Action Coalition, 2017
  • George Bray Founder Award, The Obesity Society, 2013


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