Robert M. Russell, M.D.
Dr. Robert M. Russell is Professor of Medicine and Nutrition at Tufts University School of Medicine and Director of the Jean Mayer USDA Human Nutrition Research Center on Aging. Dr. Russell received his B.S. from Harvard and his M.D. from Columbia. As a senior scientist at Jean Mayer, Dr. Russell's primary work involves studying the effects of aging on gastrointestinal absorptive function as well as retinoid/carotenoid metabolism. Rob has served on many national and international advisory boards, where he has focussed on international nutrition programs in several countries including: Vietnam, Iran, Iraq, Guatemala, China and the Philippines. Dr. Russell, who is a Staff Gastroenterologist at the New England Medical Center Hospitals, is the co-author of the standards for Parenteral and Enteral Nutrition to be used in long-term care facilities and serves on the editorial boards of five professional journals.

In the last three years, Dr. Russell has received grant/research support from BASF and Roche Vitamins. Dr. Russell has also served as a consultant for Whitehall Robbins-Quaker.