June Stevens, PhD

Dr. June Stevens, PhD
AICR/ WCRF Distinguished Professor
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135 Dauer Drive
Campus Box 7461
Chapel Hill 27599-7461

Dr. June Stevens is a professor of Epidemiology and Nutrition at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill and the American Institute for Cancer Research Distinguished Professor. Dr. Stevens is an obesity epidemiologist with a large research program focusing on the causes, consequences, and prevention of obesity in different populations. She was the principal investigator of the Coordinating Center for Pathways and the Trial of Activity in Adolescent Girls (TAAG); two large national trials that examined obesity and physical activity in children and adolescents. She is currently principal investigator of the Coordinating Center for the Childhood Obesity Prevention and Treatment Research (COPTR) Consortium. COPTR studies will develop and test methods for preventing and treating overweight and obesity in young children and adolescents using multi-level approaches. She is also leading research to examine and compare differences in the impact of obesity on morbidity and mortality in African Americans, Asians and Whites. Dr. Stevens has served as an obesity expert for the National Institutes of Health, the Centers for Disease Control, the Institute of Medicine and the World Health Organization.

Active Projects

A Novel Diet Phenotype Interaction Affecting body weight

Nutrition Innovation Collaboration

Childhood Obesity Prevention and Treatment Research Coordinating Unit




Cornell University
PhD, Human Nutrition, Minor in Statistics
Pennsylvania State University
MS, Human Nutrition
Cleveland Metropolitan General Hospital
RD, Clinical Dietetics 
Virginia Polytechnic Institute & State University
BS, Human Nutrition