About Claude Bouchard

Dr. Claude Bouchard is a professor and director of the Human Genomics Laboratory at Pennington Biomedical Research Center in Baton Rouge, Louisiana.

Bouchard has recently been selected as a Faculty Fellow with the Texas A&M University Institute for Advanced Study (TIAS). These Fellow positions are reserved for exceptional scholars that help to foster vibrant environment for research and teaching and be leaders in enhanced collaborations and faculty recruitment.

His research deals with the genetics of adaptation to exercise and to nutritional interventions as well as the genetics of obesity and its comorbidities. He has authored and coauthored several books and more than 1000 scientific papers.

Among his many awards, Bouchard was the recipient of the Honor Award from the Canadian Association of Sport Sciences, a Citation Award and Honor Award from the American College of Sports Medicine, the Benjamin Delessert Award in nutrition from France in 1993, Officer of the Order of Leopold II of Belgium, the Willendorf Award from the International Association for the Study of Obesity, the Albert Creff Award in Nutrition of the National Academy of Medicine of France, the W. Henry Sebrell Award from the Weight Watchers Foundation and the EV McCollum Award from the American Society of Nutrition.

Bouchard is a foreign member of the Royal Academy of Medicine of Belgium and was the Leon Mow Visiting Professor at the International Diabetes Institute in Melbourne. He became a member of the Order of Canada as well as Professor Emeritus, Faculty of Medicine, Laval University.

He is a Fellow of the American College of Sports Medicine, the American Society of Nutrition, the American Heart Association, and the American Association for the Advancement of Science. His research has been funded by various agencies in Canada and the USA, but mainly by the National Institutes of Health.