The Robert H. Lustig Research Foundation has recently been established. The RHL Research Foundation is an independent research foundation dedicated to three key strategic areas of interest:

Applied Research
Development of paradigm-shifting neuroendocrinological research programs that integrate medical practice, translational science, public health education, law and science-based policy change. 

Educational Programs
(To be announced soon!)

Clinician-Researcher Fellowships (Supporting Research & Scientists)
Mentoring and supporting clinician-researchers early in their academic career.

Since giving a public lecture entitled “Sugar — the Bitter Truth” (shared on YouTube in 2009 and now exceeding 11 million views), Dr. Robert Lustig has emerged as a global leader in the conversation about nutrition, metabolic health, addiction, and social devolution. Dr. Lustig has published over 200 peer-reviewed articles, and four books for the public, one of which is a New York Times bestseller. A highly effective clinician-researcher, Dr. Lustig was compelled to provide global leadership when he saw that multiple paradigm shifts were needed to halt the pandemic of metabolic disease plaguing the planet. When the COVID-19 pandemic hit in 2020, Dr. Lustig’s prescient warnings about metabolic health turned out to be central to understanding why some thrive and others die when faced with the virus that has placed the human race on pause.

There are complex but clear and compelling characteristics as to why Dr. Lustig’s work has been impactful. This independent research foundation is being created not to merely enshrine the man and his mission, but rather to propagate and perpetuate the paradigm-shifting clinician-researcher model that he exemplifies so well. The RHL Research Foundation is being established as an independent research foundation that will bridge public health, policy, and law, and will fund and partner with leading institutions.

For more information, please contact Wolfram Alderson, Founding CEO of the RHL Research Foundation.

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