Herbalife Nutrition Advisory Board
David Heber, M.D., Ph.D., F.A.C.P., F.A.C.N.
Chairman, Herbalife Nutrition Institute and Nutrition Advisory Board
David Heber, M.D. serves as chairman of the Herbalife Nutrition Institute, an online resource promoting excellence in the field on nutrition, and the Nutrition Advisory Board (NAB) made up of leading health and nutrition experts. The NAB serves to educate and train Herbalife independent distributors on the principles of nutrition, physical activity and a healthy lifestyle.
Heber’s main research interests are obesity treatment and nutrition for cancer prevention and treatment. He is the founding director of the Center for Human Nutrition at the University of California, Los Angeles*. Heber has been on the faculty of the UCLA School of Medicine since 1978, and is currently professor emeritus of medicine and public health and founding chief of the division of clinical nutrition in the department of medicine.
He directed both the National Cancer Institute (NCI) funded clinical nutrition research unit and the National Institutes of Health (NIH) nutrition and obesity training grants at UCLA for over 15 years. For five years, he also directed the NIH-funded UCLA Center for dietary supplement research in botanicals. He is the former Chair of the Medical Nutrition Council of the American Society for Nutrition, the largest scientific society in nutrition globally.
Heber has been included in “The Best Doctors in America” and “Who’s Who in America.” In addition to writing over 225 peer-reviewed scientific articles and several professional texts, he has also written four books for the public: “Natural Remedies for a Healthy Heart,” “The Resolution Diet,” “What Color is Your Diet?” and “The L. A. Shape Diet.”
Heber holds a B.S. in chemistry, Magna Cum Laude, UCLA, 1969; M.D. from Harvard Medical School, 1973; and Ph.D. in Physiology, University of California, 1978. He is board certified in internal medicine and endocrinology and metabolism by the American Board of Internal Medicine and is a certified Physician Nutrition Specialist.
* The University of California as a matter of policy does not endorse specific products or services. Dr. Heber’s credentials as a Professor are for identification purposes only.