Martin Binks Ph.D. is Professor, Nutritional Sciences, at Texas Tech University and is Director of the Nutrition & Metabolic Health Initiative (www.NMHI.ttu.edu). Dr. Binks has been an obesity & metabolic disease research scientist & clinician for over 20 years and is an experienced administrative leader in healthcare business and clinical program development capacities. He has assisted literally thousands of patients with behavioral, pharmacologic and surgical weight loss, health and wellness and quality of life improvement over his distinguished career. Dr. Binks has authored many research publications and the book The Duke Diet. He serves as a reviewer on several scientific journals and as an editorial board member for the International Journal of Obesity and Obesity Science & Practice. He is also formerly Editor in Chief of Progress in Preventive Medicine. He is Communications Editor at the International Journal of Obesity. Dr. Binks has been active in, many leadership positions in the field of obesity and has been a contributor with the Army National Guard Decade of Health and Wounded Warriors programs. He currently serves on several advisory boards. He is a recipient of the TOS Atkinson Stern Award for Distinguished Public Service in Obesity.