Systems Approaches to the U.S. Childhood Obesity Epidemic

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

Sponsor/Co-Sponsor(s)

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

Location

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

Purpose

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

Visit http://www.globalobesity.org/about-the-gopc/our-people/faculty/ External Web Site Policy to read biosketches about the speakers.

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 laureen.lee@nih.gov or at (301) 496-5578.

Contact

Laureen Lee, CDBB, DER, NICHD
Tel: (301) 496-5578
E-mail: laureen.lee@nih.gov

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