Douglas Forrest, PhD is a Senior Investigator at the National Institute of Diabetes and Digestive and Kidney Diseases, National Institutes of Health. He was previously an Associate Professor of Human Genetics at Mount Sinai School of Medicine. He received his PhD from Glasgow University. He has dedicated most of his career to research into the developmental and neurodevelopmental functions of thyroid hormone. His interests include the role of thyroid hormone receptors and deiodination in thyroid hormone action. He is a recipient of the Merck Prize of the European Thyroid Association and the Van Meter Award of the ATA. He is an Associate Editor of Endocrinology. He has served on several committees of the ATA including the committee for Trainee and Career Advancement and is a Board member of the American Thyroid Association.