John Foreyt

United States
5 years at Herbalife Nutrition
Advisory Group
HNI - Herbalife Nutrition Institute
Baylor College of Medicine, Houston, TX
Certifications or Credentials
Clinical Psychologist
Professional Association Memberships
Life Member, American Psychological Association Honorary Member
Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics Fellow
The Obesity Society Fellow
Society of Behavioral Medicine Fellow
American Academy of Health Behavior
Special Focus
Behavior Change
Cardiovascular Health
General Nutrition
Meal Replacement

John P. Foreyt received his PhD in clinical psychology in 1969 from Florida State University.  He served on the faculty there until 1974 when he moved to Baylor College of Medicine, Houston, Texas. He currently is Professor at the Baylor College of Medicines Department of Medicine and Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences. He also is the Director of the DeBakey Heart Centers Behavioral Medicine Research Center.

Dr. Foreyt has served as a member of the National Task Force on the Prevention and  Treatment  oObesity, National  Institutes  of  Health;  The  Committee  to Develop Criteria for Evaluating the Outcomes of Approaches to Prevent and Treat Obesity, Food and Nutrition Board, Institute of Medicine, National Academy of Sciences; and The Expert Panel on the Identification, Evaluation, and Treatment of Overweight and Obesity in Adults, National Institutes of Health, NHLBI.

He has published extensively in the areas of diet modification, cardiovascular risk reduction, eating disorders, and obesity.  He has more than 400 publications, including 17 books. He is a member  of  the  editorial  boards  of: Eating Disorders; Obesity Research and Clinical Practice; American Journal of Lifestyle Medicine; American Journal of Health Behavior; Obesity and Weight Management; American Journal of Health Promotion; and Nutrition Today.

Dr. Foreyt is a Fellow of the Society of Behavioral Medicine, a Fellow of The Obesity Society, and a Fellow of the Academy of Behavioral Medicine Research.   He is a Life Member of the American Psychological Association and an honorary member of the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics.