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Richard Visser

Richard Visser PhotoRichard Visser
IndustryPublic Health/Healthcare
ExpertiseStudying childhood obesity from an academic, clinical research, activist and political perspective; implemented innovative strategies and approaches; multi-lingual in English, Dutch, Spanish and Papiamento
Current OrganizationSimplyh LLC/Simply Toddler LLC/Visser Pharmaceuticals
Type of OrganizationPrivate practice/manufacturing/distributing
Major ProductNutritional products for children, treatment of childhood obesity
Area of DistributionU.S. and Caribbean
University/DegreeB.S. & Business Administration, St. Michael's Univ., 1988; Pre-Med, Univ. of Colorado, 1989; D.C., St. Palmer College of Chiropractic-West, 1993; Ph.D., Medical Sciences, Univ. of Medicine, Havana, 2007
BornApril 24, 1965
Honors & AwardsAppointed Head of the Obesity Task Force for the Aruba and Netherlands Antilles region and will be presenting at the ECO2008, a congress hosted by the International Association for the Study of Obesity, Geneva, Switzerland
Published WorksNumerous publications including: Obesity-Life Expectancy Study Reinforces Need for Healthier Toddler Eating Habits, Medical News Today, 2005, 2:3-7; New Food Pyramid for the Latin American and Caribbean Region, Sao Paulo, Brazil, Parlatino and WHO, March 2006, presented to Latin American Parliament members; Why Kids Need Active Play More than Ever, La Family Online,, Feb., 2007; Childhood Obesity-The Political Hot Potato, La Family Magazine, Ventura Family Magazine, South Bay Family Magazine, Las Vegas Family Magazine, Santa Clarita Family Magazine, San Gabriel Family Magazine, Jan., 2008; Numerous conferences including- Obesity: An International and Multifactoral Pandemic, World Obesity and Weight Loss Congress,, Wash., D.C., Sept., 2005; How to Raise Healthy and Fit Kids, Natural Products Expo West,, Anaheim, CA, March, 2005 and Natural Products Expo East,, Wash., D.C., Sept. 2005
AffiliationsGonstead Clinical Studies Society; International Chiropractic Association; VU University Medical Centre, The Netherlands
Hobbies & SportsItalian motorcycles, kite-surfing, windsurfing, weight training/fitness, mixed martial arts, movies, cycling, surfing, snowboarding
Career AccomplishmentsFor 15 years has addressed the problem of obesity and the pandemic of childhood obesity; Opened the Visser Research Clinic in Aruba in 1993; throughout the years his work has made a vital contribution to greater understanding of the biological, sociological and psychological factors surrounding childhood obesity, leading to the development of "Sailing Toward Health", an innovative intervention plan which includes a unique learning tool in the form of an engaging computer game designed to teach healthy and active lifestyles
Work HistoryDirector, Chiropractic Clinic of Aruba, 1994-97; Director, Visser Wellness Center, 1997-present; Director, R&D, Visser Holding, NV, 1997-present; Co-Founder, Simply Hyperbarics, Santa Fe, NM, 2001-03; Medical Director, Aruba Olympic Committee, 2000-05; Research Director, Obesity Research on 10,000 school-age children in Aruba, 2003-06; Director, R&D, Wild Medicine Simply Pediatric Dietary; Supplement for Toddler Formulas, 2002-present, launched in 2005 currently researching 10,000 toddlers in Cuba with the Neuro Institute in Havana; Research partner with VU Medisch Centrum Amsterdam Prof. R.A. Hirasing in Bonaire; Head of Obesity Task Force in Aruba and the Netherlands Antilles, 2008
ChildrenSavannah, Kai
SpouseLin Young
MarriedMarch 24, 1998
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