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laboratory director , nutrition educator

Barbara Jean Rolls, American Nutrition educator, laboratory director. Recipient Rolleston Memorial prize University of Oxford, 1974, Lederle award in human nutrition, 1995, Merit award National Institutes of Health, since 1997; Thouron scholar CambridgeU., 1966-1969; Medical Research Council (United Kingdom) grantee, 1969-1984, National Institutes of Health grantee, since 1987.


Rolls, Barbara Jean was born on January 5, 1945 in Washington, District of Columbia, United States. Daughter of Howard Julian and Patricia Jane (Pratt) Simons.


Bachelor, University of Pennsylvania, l966;Doctor of Philosophy, Cambridge (England) University, l970;Master of Arts (honorary), Oxford (England) University, l970.


Mary Somerville research fellow, University of Oxford, l969-72;International Business Machines Corporation research fellow, University of Oxford, l972-74;junior research fellow, Wolfson College University of Oxford, l974-75;Evangelical Presbyterian Abraham research fellow Green College, University of Oxford, l979-82;fellow in nutrition, University of Oxford, l983-84;associate professor psychiatry, Johns Hopkins University School Medicine, Baltimore, 1984-1991;professor psychiatry, Johns Hopkins University School Medicine, Baltimore, 1991-1992;director Laboratory for Study Human Ingestive Behavior, Johns Hopkins University School Medicine, Baltimore, l984-;Jean Phillips Shibley professor biobehavioral health, Pennsylvania State University, State College, 1992-1994;professor, Helen A. Guthrie chair nutrition, Pennsylvania State University, State College, since 1994. Member National Diabetes and Digestive and Kidney Diseases Advisory Council, 1994-1998. Consultant in field.



Fellow: American Association for the Advancement of Science. Member: American Society Nutrition (award in human nutrition 1995), Obesity Society (council 1991-1993, vice president 1994-1995, president-elect 1995-1996, president 1996-1997), Society Study Ingestive Behavior (board directors 1986-1990, president-elect 1990-1991, president 1991-1992), American Physiological Society, American Dietetic Association (honorary), Golden Key (honorary. Atwater lecturer 2007, Centrum Center Nutrition Science award 2008).


Married Edmund Thomson Rolls, September 6, 1969 (divorced January 1983). Children: Melissa May, Juliet Helen.

Howard Julian Simons

Patricia Jane (Pratt) Simons

Edmund Thomson Rolls

Melissa May Rolls

Juliet Helen Rolls