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Barry Michael Popkin, American nutrition educator. Recipient Wisconsin King Christian IV award for civil rights, 1965, Bernard G. Greenberg Alumni Leadership Endowment Award, School Public Health, 1992, Kellogg prize Society for International Nutrition Research, 1998.


Popkin, Barry Michael was born on May 23, 1944 in Wisconsin, United States. Son of Arnold Julius and Annie Cohen Popkin.


Bachelor of Science, University Wisconsin, 1967. Master of Science, University Wisconsin, 1969. Doctor of Philosophy, Cornell University, 1974.


Research economist University Wisconsin, Ithaca, 1971-1972. Associate professor Rockefeller Foundation, Manila, 1974-1976. From assistant professor to professor nutrition University North Carolina, Chapel Hill, adjunct professor, Department of Economics.

Director University of North Carolina Interdisciplinary Obesity Center, Nutrition Transition Research Program. Consultant Afro-Urban Institute, Milwaukee, 1970, United States Agency for International Development, 1976, World Bank, Washington, 1991-1997, International Food Policy Research Institute, Washington, since 1998. Board trustees Pan American Health Education Foundation, Washington, 1990-1996.

Board directors Dannon Foundation, New York City, since 1998.


Fellow Woodrow Wilson Foundation, Carolina Population Center. Member International Union Nutritional Sciences (chair nutrition transition committee 1998), American Society Nutritional Sciences, Population Association American, American Economics Association, Lineberger Comprehensive Cancer Center, Delta Omega Honorary Public Health Society, Phi Kappa Phi, Phi Eta Sigma.


Married Carol L. Council, June 12, 1981 (divorced July 1986). 1 child, Matthew; partner Anne-Linda Furstenberg, January 1, 1987.