|Michael Greger, M.D.|
|Education||Cornell University College of Agriculture and Life Sciences
Tufts University School of Medicine
|Profession||General Practitioner and Director of Public Health and Animal Agriculture at the Humane Society of the United States|
|Research||Public health threats from industrial agriculture|
Michael Greger, M.D., is an American physician, author, vegan and professional speaker. He is a graduate of the Cornell University School of Agriculture and the Tufts University School of Medicine. He became vegan in 1990. He is currently the Director of Public Health and Animal Agriculture at the Humane Society of the United States and Humane Society International.
Dr. Greger is licensed as a general practitioner specializing in clinical nutrition and was a founding member of the American College of Lifestyle Medicine. He was featured on the Healthy Living Channel promoting his latest nutrition DVDs and honored to teach part of Dr. T. Colin Campbell's esteemed nutrition course at Cornell University. Dr. Greger's nutrition work can be found at NutritionFacts.org, a 501c3 nonprofit charity.
As the director of Public Health and Animal Agriculture for The HSUS and Humane Society International and a physician specializing in clinical nutrition, Dr. Michael Greger focuses his work on the human health implications of intensive animal agriculture. His work involves examining the routine use of non-therapeutic antibiotics and growth hormones in animals raised for food, and the public health threats of industrial factory farms. Dr. Greger plays a vital role in The HSUS's efforts to analyze and shape public policy on agriculture and nutrition. Notably, in 2011, he launched NutritionFacts.org to profile the latest news in nutrition research.
He also works on food safety issues, such as bovine spongiform encephalopathy (mad cow disease). He appeared as an expert witness to testify about mad-cow disease when cattle producers sued Oprah Winfrey for libel.
Dr. Greger is an internationally-recognized speaker on a number of public health issues. He has been an invited lecturer at universities, medical schools, and conferences worldwide. He has lectured at the Conference of World Affairs, the National Institutes of Health, and the International Bird Flu Summit, among countless other symposia and institutions, testified before Congress, has appeared on shows such as The Colbert Report and The Dr. Oz Show, and was invited as an expert witness in defense of Oprah Winfrey at the infamous "meat defamation" trial.
NutritionFacts.org is a 501c3 nonprofit charity, brought to you by the Jesse & Julie Rasch Foundation in partnership with Dr. Michael Greger. Dr. Greger scours the world of nutrition-related research, as published in scientific journals, and brings that information to readers in short, easy to understand video segments. NutritionFacts.org provides links to the original journal articles, when available, so readers may source the information directly.
It is the goal of NutritionFacts.org to address the nutritional choices of consumers:
"The typical nutrition facts packaging label shows consumers a minuscule fraction of the estimated 100,000+ biological active constituents of food. How do you tell if it may actually help promote health and protect against disease? It is estimated that North Americans spend in excess of $50 billion annually on diet products and self-help books and videos. However, given that Western society continues to see increased obesity and other “diseases of affluence” such as Type II diabetes, coronary heart disease and certain forms of cancer, much of that money is being wasted. We believe that a significant part of the problem is that individuals who want to make the correct nutritional choices for themselves and their families are faced with a deluge of confusing and conflicting nutritional advice. The goal of this website is to present you with the results of the latest in nutrition and health research, presented in a way that is easy to understand."
He is the author of Bird Flu: A Virus of Our Own Hatching (2006), Carbophobia: The Scary Truth Behind America's Low Carb Craze.(2005), and Heart Failure: Diary of a Third-Year Medical Student (2000). In 2009, he produced a video with tips for avoiding swine flu.
Dr. Greger's recent scientific publications in the American Journal of Preventative Medicine, Biosecurity and Bioterrorism, Critical Reviews in Microbiology, Family & Community Health, and the International Journal of Food Safety, Nutrition, and Public Health explore the public health implications of industrialized animal agriculture.
All speaking fees and proceeds Dr. Greger receives from the sale of his books and DVDs are donated to charity.
- "Interview with Dr. Michael Greger". Vegan Love Planet.
- "About Dr. Greger". drgreger.org.
- Reda, Bonnie Reda (28 February 2004). "Expert to dissect 'mad cow' disease in presentation". Rochester Democrat and Chronicle (Rochester, NY). p. B.3. Retrieved 26 January 2011.
- "Michael Greger, M.D". The Humane Society of the United States.
- Official website
- Latest in Clinical Nutrition - Video with Michael Greger
- Radio Interview with Michael Greger