Noble named fellow of The Obesity Society
Emily Noble, associate professor in the College of Family and Consumer Sciences’ department of nutritional sciences, has been named a fellow of The Obesity Society, the leading international professional society focused on obesity science, treatment and prevention.
The distinction recognizes Noble’s demonstrated record of contributions to the field of obesity research.
“The Obesity Society brings together clinicians, policy makers, educators, and researchers to address the needs of people living with obesity,” Noble said. “My research focuses on understanding the critical role of the brain in regulating body weight by impacting food intake and energy expenditure. The Obesity Society has been highly supportive of my research in the neuroscience of obesity throughout my training and my career. I am really honored to have been selected as a fellow of The Obesity Society.”
Noble arrived at UGA in 2019, having previously served as a research assistant professor at the University of Southern California. Prior to that role, she served as a postdoctoral fellow in neuroscience at USC.
She has published widely in the field and recently was awarded a five-year, $764,295 Career Development Award from the National Institutes of Health/National Institute of Diabetes and Digestive and Kidney Diseases.
As principal investigator of the grant, Noble and her team are investigating melanin concentrating hormone (MCH) and the neural regulation of feeding.
The Noble Lab at UGA seeks to better understand how the brain controls behaviors such as food impulsivity, food motivation, food preference and food overconsumption, as well as individual variation in energy expenditure and physical activity.
The Obesity Society was founded in 1982 and has approximately 2,800 members worldwide. The organization’s mission is to advocate and promote the highest quality in research, clinical care, education and policy development to address the needs of people living with obesity.
“Dr. Noble continues to make signification contributions in the area of obesity research and is committed to advancing our understanding of obesity,” said Connie Rogers, head of the FACS department of nutritional sciences. “We’re proud to see her efforts recognized by The Obesity Society."