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Randy Seeley, PhD, director of the Cincinnati Diabetes and Obesity Center.  
Randy Seeley, PhD
Specialty: Endocrinology, Diabetes and Metabolism
Sub-Specialty: Obesity Research
Department: Internal Medicine, Endocrinology
Title: Donald C. Harrison Endowed Chair, Professor, Director of the Cincinnati Diabetes and Obesity Center, Director of the Obesity Research Center
Phone: (513) 558-6664


PhD, Psychology (specializing in behavioral neuroscience and ingestive behavior), University of Pennsylvania

Postdoctoral Fellowship, University of Washington

Current Research:

Seeley’s work is focused on peripheral hormones in the central nervous system that regulate food intake and body weight. In particular, he has focused on the numerous hypothalamic and gastrointestinal peptides and their associated receptors that influence both energy intake and energy expenditure.

He leads a partnership with Cincinnati’s Ethicon Endo-Surgery aimed at better understanding of the basic biology behind obesity and finding new solutions for treating obesity and related conditions, including diabetes. The main focus of this research is to gain insight into the hows and whys behind bariatric surgery—such as the Roux-en-Y gastric bypass procedure.

Recent Awards/Honors:

2009, Outstanding Scientific Achievement Award, American Diabetes Association
2008, Ernst Oppenheimer Award, Endocrine Society 
2006, Invited speaker at Nobel Symposium
2003, Lilly Scientific Achievement Award


To set up a media interview, please contact Dama Ewbank at 513-558-4519 during normal business hours (M-F, 8:30 a.m. to 5:30 p.m.). After hours, contact Ewbank at 513-348-8085 or call (513) 558-4553 to be directed to the on-call public information officer.

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