Steve Anton, Ph.D

Assistant Professor

Steve Anton, an Assistant Professor in the Department of Aging and Geriatric Research at the University of Florida, and interim Chief, Division of Clinical Research, has dedicated close to a decade of his impressive career to disciplines surrounding nutrition, metabolic disease, obesity, and cognitive-behavioral interventions for weight loss.

Dr. Anton has written more than 50 peer-reviewed publications, many in top clinical journals, and has co-authored five book chapters on interventions for obesity. He is also a regularly invited speaker at national and international scientific conferences.

As an instructor at Pennington Biomedical Research Center, affiliated with Louisiana State University in Baton Rouge, Louisiana, Dr. Anton helped conduct two multi-site National Institute of Health (NIH)-funded studies including POUNDS LOST Trial and the CALERIE Trial. As an Intern/Research Assistant at Charleston Health Institute, Medical University of South Carolina, Dr. Anton was a collaborator for a NIH grant to study the effects of dietary regimens on emerging cardiovascular risk factors.

Dr. Anton earned his M.S. and Ph.D. degrees from the University of Florida, and his B.A. degree from Florida State University.