Rob M. van Dam is an epidemiologist and nutrition researcher with a particular interest in determinants of dietary habits and consequences of dietary intakes for cardio-metabolic diseases in Asian settings. He is Associate Professor, Leader of the Epidemiology Domain, and Vice Dean (Academic Affairs) at the Saw Swee Hock School of Public Health, National University of Singapore. He is also Adjunct Associate Professor at the Department of Nutrition, Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health. His epidemiological research is based on large-scale cohort studies integrating data on reported diet, dietary biomarkers, biomarkers of intermediate pathways, and genetic variation. In addition, he conducts dietary intervention studies, meta-analyses, and studies of the cultural and physical environment as determinants of dietary behaviors.