GS6 Speakers

Won Ok Song

Dr Won Song, Gender Summit 6 Asia Pacific Speaker

Professor, Michigan State University, USA. 

Differential risk of metabolic syndrome by sex in the Korean adults (download presentation here pdf icon)
Workshop: Gendered Innovations in Engineering Technology & Industry

Dr Won Song, a professor of human nutrition in the Department of Food Science at Michigan State University (MSU), has been an active researcher and teacher since she joined the MSU faculty as an assistant professor. Her research training and interests reside in nutritional epidemiology; community nutrition; food consumption behaviors in relation to chronic diseases; dietary patterns and health risks at the national and international settings; biomarkers and predictors for nutritional status in large populations with emphasis on the subgroups at risk; national nutrition surveys and its application in research; nutrition education – theories and application of technology. She has received numerous recognitions for her research and teaching accomplishments, served on many national and international committees for professional organizations and industry, and advised and mentored numerous graduate students, postdoctoral fellows and international visiting scholars extending her research expertise.

She has published over 10 books and book chapters and about 100 peer-reviewed articles, and delivered over 200 presentations to the professionals. She has recently extended her research activities in maternal child health at the international settings and the socioeconomically disadvantaged.