Nutrition is key to public health. And as a practicing physician of the Center for Human Nutrition in the Risk Factor Obesity Program at the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA)*, Luigi Gratton, M.D., M.P.H., sees the consequences of poor eating habits and lack of exercise.
Gratton became concerned about public health during his master’s studies. “I was drawn to public health by people who loved what they did. And I realized that keeping the public healthy meant emphasis on nutrition and exercise,” he says. As Vice President of Worldwide Product Marketing at Herbalife, Gratton believes that developing simple nutrition solutions that make it easier for people to get the right balance of nutrients needed on a daily basis can help millions of people live better lives.
Before joining Worldwide Product Marketing, Gratton spent several years as Vice President of Medical Affairs and Nutrition Education and worked closely with Herbalife Independent Distributors at training events to provide them with the information they needed to better serve the needs and concerns of their customers. “I liked the public health angle of the role,” he says. “Teaching the principles of nutrition to independent Distributors is very powerful because it enables us to spread information about good nutrition through a network that reaches millions of people. And that’s true public health.”
As Herbalife continues to refine its product catalog, Gratton helps ensure that Herbalife® products are developed with a science-based approach to nutrition. And his experience and knowledge gained from working with independent Distributors around the world will be invaluable to him and his team as they develop new products.
• Awarded Diplomat of The American Board of Family Practice and The American Board of Physician Nutrition.
• Earned his degree in family medicine from Mount Sinai Medical School of New York University and fulfilled his residency in family medicine at Los Angeles County Hubert Humphrey Family Medicine.
• Ran track in high school and in college while earning his undergraduate degree from UCLA*
* The University of California does not endorse specific products or services as a matter of policy.