Diana Thomas

Professor, Department of Mathematical Sciences

Director, Center for Quantitative Obesity Research

Diana Thomas, director of the Montclair State University Center for Quantitative Obesity Research and professor of mathematics, is a nationally recognized expert on obesity-related issues. Her research focuses on developing and applying mathematical models to predict changes in weight in response to diet, exercise and pregnancy. She has developed an online calculator that determines precisely how much – or little – weight loss a dieter can expect.

She currently serves as an editor of The Journal of Obesity and Metabolic Research and the European Journal of Clinical Nutrition.  A recipient of the MAA-NJ Distinguished Teaching Award, her work has been covered by The New York Times, The Wall Street Journal, Good Housekeeping, CBS News and ABC News.

Debunking Obesity Myths, CBS New York

Children Getting Bigger by the Glassful, Daily Rx