robert lustig
Visiting scholar
I am a pediatric neuroendocrinologist from UCSF in San Francisco, and a visiting scholar (January-June 2020) at CRI and Université de Cergy-Pontoise. My research has focused on the epidemics of obesity and diabetes that are killing people and consuming health care resources around the world. My work has been instrumental in demonstrating the toxicity and addictive nature of the fructose molecule (one-half of dietary sugar), and the role of processed food in metabolic and mental health disorders, including addiction. This understanding has led me into the overlapping field of "technology addiction". I hope to develop a curriculum and set of materials to help combat all forms of addiction (particularly technology and sugar) in children, parents, and teachers. Working with CRI and UCP, and also the Center for Humane Technology in San Francisco, I hope to develop a global effort to battle back against the "downgrading of humans" occurring worldwide.
robert's Bio

Doctor of Medicine (M.D.), Cornell U. Medical College, Masters of Studies in Law (M.S.L.), UC Hastings College of the Law

Emeritus Professor of Pediatrics (Endocrinology), Member, Institute for Health Policy Studies, UCSF <>

Chief Science Officer, Eat REAL <>

Advisory Board, Center for Humane Technology <>

Career Path: Brain Tumors--Obesity--Insulin--Metabolic Syndrome--Sugar--Public Health Law--Processed Food--Addiction--Technology

I like to solve hard problems, like the scientists and researchers at CRI. I am adept at synthesizing information from many different disciplines. I am a good explainer and educator. I lecture to scientists and the public, and I have a strong track record in academic publications (200 articles and reviews) and public education (4 books, and another in preparation). I also like travel, theater, and food and wine (especially French).