Dr David Ludwig is a researcher at Boston Children's Hospital and Professor at Harvard Medical School. His research focuses on the effects of diet on hormones, metabolism and body weight and has fought for policy changes for restricted food advertising directed at young children. He has written over 100 peer-reviewed scientific articles and numerous pieces for the popular press.
A friend recently asked me who I thought understood the conflicts about nutrition in today's medical and scientific community. I didn't have to think before I answered 'David Ludwig.' Over the last two or three years, Dr David Ludwig has been the person I turn to first and last when I have a tough question about nutrition, and his advice - which he gives in language a moderately intelligent journalist can understand - has always steered me in the right direction. - Mark BittmanI have always found his perspective on the public health crisis linked to diet to be scientifically rigorous, original, and politically galvanizing. He's talked to me about the book he has in mind and i'm confident it will make an important contribution to the public conversation about food and health. - Michael Pollan