Terry Huang

Professor and Chair, Department of Health Promotion | University of Nebraska Medical Center (UNMC) College of Public Health

Co-Founder and Senior Advisor | National Collaborative on Childhood Obesity Research (NCCOR)

Terry T. Huang


Terry Huang is Professor and Chair of the Department of Health Promotion at the University of Nebraska Medical Center (UNMC) College of Public Health and Co-Founder and Senior Advisor of the National Collaborative on Childhood Obesity Research (NCCOR). Prior to returning to academia, Dr. Huang was Director of the Obesity Research Strategic Core at the Eunice Kennedy Shriver National Institute of Child Health and Human Development where he played a leading role in developing new national research directions and funding priorities. He is a global leader on creative solutions for obesity and chronic disease, systems-oriented prevention strategies targeting both the supply of and demand for health, cross-sectoral partnerships, and the translation of science to policy. He also serves as a consultant or expert for the Institute of Medicine, Global Alliance for Improved Nutrition, EPODE International Network, among other notable organizations.

For his work with NCCOR, he received the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services Secretary’s Innovation Award in 2010 and the NIH Director’s Award in 2011. In addition, he received the National Cancer Institute Award of Merit in 2012 and was named UNMC Distinguished Scientist in 2013. Dr. Huang is an alumnus of the American Swiss Foundation Young Leaders Program.

He holds a Ph.D. in Preventive Medicine and a Master of Public Health from the University of Southern California, and a Bachelor’s Degree in Psychology from McGill University. He is Board Certified in Public Health (CPH) and Fellow of The Obesity Society (FTOS).