Research seminar: October 01, 2021


The obesity epidemic: Is the cure worse than the disease?

This presentation explores why adults gain weight as they age, the health implications of excess weight, and why interventions have often been ineffective.

October 1, 2021

Russell T. Turner, Ph.D.

Russ Turner, PhD, is a professor of Skeletal Biology, the Director of the Skeletal Biology Laboratory, and the Interim Head of the School of Biological and Population Health Sciences at Oregon State University. His research focuses on gravitational physiology, osteoimmunology, and etiology and treatment of osteoporosis.

He has long been interested in the cause, prevention, and treatment of osteoporosis. His work has focused on the respective contribution of physical activity, nutrition, and pharmacological approaches in maintaining optimal bone health. His contribution to science in these areas is represented in over 300 publications to date.

Turner received his BS in Biochemistry and MS and PhD in Biophysics from Pennsylvania State University. Prior to joining Oregon State University in 2005, he was on the faculty at the University of Washington (Medicine), the Medical University of South Carolina (Pharmacology), Loma Linda University (Physiology and Pharmacology), and Mayo Graduate School of Medicine (Molecular Biology and Orthopedics).