About Us

The Northwestern Comprehensive Center on Obesity (NCCO) was formed in 2008 to understand and address the global epidemic of obesity and to serve as an intellectual focus and home for obesity related research and programs throughout Northwestern University, Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine, and our clinical partners: Northwestern Memorial Hospital (NMH), Ann & Robert H. Lurie Children's Hospital of Chicago, and Northwestern Medical Group (NMG).


Meet Our Members

Lewis Landsberg, MD

Message from the Director, Lewis Landsberg, MD

Obesity is one of the major epidemics of our time. It threatens to lower, for the first time, the life expectancy of our next generation. The root causes are biological, evolutionary, psychological, sociological, economic, and political.