Director, Center for Integrative Medicine, University of Maryland
Dr. Chris D’Adamo is an epidemiologist with expertise in the fields of nutrition, dietary supplementation, and the impact of modifiable lifestyle factors on human health. Dr. D’Adamo received his Ph.D. in Epidemiology in 2010 from the University of Maryland School of Medicine and is currently an Assistant Professor with dual appointments in the Departments of Family & Community Medicine and Epidemiology & Public Health.
Dr. D’Adamo serves as the Director of the Center for Integrative Medicine at the University of Maryland School
of Medicine, the first academic-based integrative medicine center in the world with a 30-year history that has featured over 900 peer-reviewed scientific publications, over $50 million of competitive research funding, an expansive medical professional education program, and offering clinical care.
Dr. D’Adamo has served as Principal Investigator on a wide variety of clinical trials and observational studies in the areas of nutrition, physical activity, stress management, and multi-modality integrative and functional medicine interventions. These studies have included clinical trials evaluating the efficacy of commercially-available dietary supplements in promoting human health and wellness, observational studies evaluating the relationship between micronutrients and markers of healthy aging, cutting-edge studies in the burgeoning field of nutritional genetics, and literature reviews of the effects of dietary supplements on human health.
Dr. D’Adamo has authored over 60 publications in numerous peer-reviewed scientific and medical journals including Nutrition, Clinical Nutrition, Nutrition Research, American Journal of Health Promotion, Journal of
Nutrition, American Journal of Preventive Medicine, Nutrients, Journal of Nutrigenetics and Nutrigenomics, Journal of Nutrition, Aging, and Health, Journal of the American College of Nutrition, Food Quality and Preference, American Journal of Lifestyle Medicine, Surgery, Journal of Surgical Research, and Cochrane
Database of Systematic Reviews, among many others.
Dr. D’Adamo has also contributed medical textbook chapters to the 6 th and 7 th editions of Rheumatology, the 5 th and 6 th editions of Practical Management of Pain, and gives invited lectures across the world on nutrition, physical activity, stress management, and other topics in integrative, functional, and lifestyle medicine.
Alongside these academic avenues, Dr. D’Adamo is a Senior Research Advisor to the Institute for Functional Medicine and serves on the scientific advisory boards of several industry leaders in nutrition and dietary supplements. He has also provided expert testimony in medical cases and is frequently sought for media commentary, including USA Today, Men’s Health, WebMD, Natural Health, SHAPE Magazine, Dr. Oz, Food Network, Good Housekeeping, PBS News Hour, AARP, The Arthritis Foundation, New York Magazine, MarketWatch, and many other popular media outlets.