Systems Approaches to the U.S. Childhood Obesity Epidemic

January 3, 2017 (12:00 p.m. to 1:00 p.m.)


Child Development and Behavior Branch (CDBB), Division of Extramural Research (der), NICHD


6710B Rockledge Drive, Room 1425 (First floor conference room), Rockville, Maryland


The continuing childhood obesity epidemic in the United States requires more systems approaches to understand and address obesity prevention and control. Members of the Global Obesity Prevention Center (GOPC) at Johns Hopkins University will discuss examples of their findings that have helped elucidate the biological, behavioral, social, environmental, economic, and other systems involved in childhood obesity and can lead to policies, interventions, and solutions. 

Speakers include:

  • Bruce Y. Lee, MD, MBA, GOPC Executive Director
  • Timothy H. Moran, Ph.D., GOPC Director of Behavioral and Biological Research & Education Training Program
  • Joel Gittelsohn, Ph.D., M.Sc., GOPC Director of Community Interventions
  • Lawrence J. Cheskin, MD, FACP, FTOS, GOPC Director of Clinical Research

This presentation is part of the Advances in Child Development and Behavior Research Speaker Series, supported by the CDBB.

Individuals with disabilities who need Sign Language Interpreters and/or other reasonable accommodations to participate in this event should contact Laureen Lee at or at (301) 496-5578.


Laureen Lee, CDBB, DER, NICHD
Tel: (301) 496-5578

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