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Chris D’Adamo, Ph.D.

Chris D’Adamo, Ph.D.

Dr. Chris D’Adamo is an epidemiologist with expertise in the synergistic effects of healthy lifestyle, environmental exposures, and genetics on human health and wellness. He received his PhD in epidemiology from the University of Maryland School of Medicine and is currently an assistant professor with dual appointments in the departments of Family & Community Medicine and Epidemiology & Public Health.

Dr. D’Adamo serves as the director of the Center for Integrative Medicine at the University of Maryland School of Medicine, the first academic-based integrative medicine center in the world, with a nearly 30-year history featuring over 800 peer-reviewed scientific publications, over $50 million of competitive research funding, an expansive medical professional education program, and outpatient and inpatient integrative clinical care. He also holds adjunct faculty positions in the Gerontology Doctoral Program of the University of Maryland and at Maryland University of Integrative Health, where he was involved in the creation of the Nutrition and Integrative Health graduate program.

Dr. D’Adamo has served as principal investigator on a wide variety of clinical trials and observational studies in the areas of nutrition, physical activity, stress management, and multi-modality integrative and functional medicine interventions. His research experiences have cut across the entire lifespan, from children to older adults, and has extended from the bench to the bedside and beyond into community settings and within schools, hospitals, and other institutions of public health influence.

Dr. D’Adamo has published his findings in numerous peer-reviewed scientific and medical journals, including Nutrition, Clinical Nutrition, Nutrition Research, American Journal of Health Promotion, Journal of Nutrition, American Journal of Preventive Medicine, Nutrients, Journal of Nutrigenetics and Nutrigenomics, Journal of Nutrition, Health, and Aging, Journal of the American College of Nutrition, Food Quality and Preference, and Cochrane Database of Systematic Reviews, among many others.

Dr. D’Adamo has also contributed medical textbook chapters to the sixth and seventh editions of Rheumatology and the fifth and sixth editions of Practical Management of Pain and gives invited lectures across the world on the topics of nutrition, physical activity, stress management, and other topics in integrative, functional, and lifestyle medicine. Alongside these academic avenues, Dr. D’Adamo is frequently sought for media commentary and has been featured in USA Today, Men’s Health, WebMD, Natural Health, SHAPE Magazine, Dr. Oz, Food Network, Good Housekeeping, PBS News Hour, AARP, The Arthritis Foundation, New York Magazine, and many other popular media outlets.