Malaysian Association for the Study of Obesity

The objectives of MASO are:

  1. To stimulate and facilitate obesity research on its impact, causes, prevention and management.
  2. To promote improved understanding on obesity among professionals and public.
  3. To collaborate with the government agencies, other professional organisations, private sectors and international bodies to improve local environment to support healthy lifestyle.
  4. To lead and drive national effort to reduce, prevent and manage obesity through involvement in policy development.

THE COUNCIL: 2019-2021

President : Emeritus Prof. Dr. Mohd Ismail Noor FASc, FIUNS, FNSM
Vice President : Prof. Dr. Norimah A. Karim FNSM
Secretary : Dr. Geeta Appannah
Hon. Treasurer : Assoc. Prof. Dr. Hazizi Abu Saad FNSM
Asst. Hon. Secretary : Dr. Mohd Razif Shahril
MASO Web master : Mr. Lim Kooi Fong

Council Members

Assoc. Prof. Dr. Mahenderan Appukutty FNSM
Assoc. Prof. Dr. Chin Yit Siew
Ms. Zaiton Daud
Assoc. Prof. Dr. Gan Wan Ying
Dr. Denise Koh Choon Lian


Assoc. Prof. Dr. Nik Shanita Safii
Asst. Prof. Dr. Satvinder Kaur

Organization Secretariat mailing address:

Malaysian Association for the Study of Obesity (MASO)
c/o School of Healthcare Sciences
Faculty of Health Sciences
Universiti Kebangsaan Malaysia
Jalan Raja Muda Abdul Aziz
50300 Kuala Lumpur
Telephone number : +603 9289 7622
Fax number : +603 2694 1296


Formed in 1994, MASO aims to focus attention and stimulate the study of obesity in Malaysia including its causes, manifestations and prevention.