Rachmiel Levine Medal for Service
Elizabeth Mayer-Davis, MSPH, PhD, RD
Elizabeth Mayer-Davis, MSPH, PhD, RD from Chapel Hill, North Carolina, received the American Diabetes Association’s prestigious 2011 Rachmiel Levine Medal for Service. The award was presented at the Association's 71st Scientific Sessions in San Diego, California.
Currently a professor in the Department of Nutrition, Gillings School of Global Public Health, and in the Department of Medicine in the School of Medicine, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, Mayer-Davis is known for her research on diabetes epidemiology and nutrition in youth, diabetes prevention and management, and diabetes among African Americans and other minority and underserved populations. She is the co-chair of the SEARCH for Diabetes in Youth Study and has served as an investigator on the Insulin Resistance Atherosclerosis Study‚ the Diabetes Prevention Program Outcomes Study (DPPOS)‚ the LOOK AHEAD: Action for Health in Diabetes study‚ and the Treatment Options for Type 2 in Adolescents and Youth (TODAY) study.
Earlier this year, Mayer-Davis was appointed by President Barack Obama to the Advisory Group on Prevention, Health Promotion, and Integrative Public Health. This select group will develop policy and program recommendations and advise the National Prevention, Health Promotion, and Public Health Council on lifestyle-based chronic disease prevention and management, integrative health care practices, and health promotion.
In addition to a term on the Board of Directors of the American Diabetes Association, Mayer-Davis is currently serving on the Cardiometabolic Risk Initiative Subcommittee and the Nutrition Subcommittee for the Professional Practice Committee.