Mary Evans PhD, RD

Program Director, Division of Digestive Diseases and Nutrition, National Institutes of Health, Bethesda, MD

Dr. Evans is a Program Officer in the Division of Digestive Diseases and Nutrition at the National Institute of Diabetes and Digestive and Kidney Diseases (NIDDK), NIH, where she oversees a research program focused on human nutrition and obesity research. In that role, she manages multi-center clinical studies on weight control, nutrient intake, and physical activity as well as the NIDDK Nutrition Obesity Research Center (NORC) Program. Her research portfolio also includes the evaluation of natural experiments or programs and policies intended to prevent or control obesity and the development of methodologies to improve assessment of dietary intake and physical activity across the lifespan. She is currently serving as the Project Scientist for the Clinical Centers in the Nutrition for Precision Health Program Powered by All of Us; the Program Official for a career development program for early career scientists from diverse backgrounds conducting research on nutrition, obesity, diabetes, and related diseases; and a member of NIDDK's Health Equity Working Group, which will develop an implementation plan for health disparities and health equity research at NIDDK.