Michael Goran

Scientist working at the interface of nutrition and public health to understand and reduce obesity in children

Dr. Michael Goran is a leading expert in childhood obesity prevention with over 30 years of experience in the field. He is a professor of preventive medicine and pediatrics at the University of Southern California and co-director of the school’s Diabetes and Obesity Research Institute. A native of Glasgow, Dr. Goran received his Ph.D. from the University of Manchester. He now lives in Los Angeles with his wife and two daughters. You can read more about Dr. Goran’s research at and about his new project to reduce exposure to sugars in infants and children at

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