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An Epidemiologist’s View of Obesity Prevention Research

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Dr June Stevens is Chair of the Department of Nutrition at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill and the American Institute for Cancer Research Distinguished Professor. Dr Stevens is an obesity epidemiologist with a large research program focusing on the causes, consequences, and prevention of obesity in different populations. She was the principal investigator of the Coordinating Center for Pathways and the Trial of Activity in Adolescent Girls (TAAG); two large national trials that examined obesity and physical activity in children and adolescents. She is currently principal investigator of the Coordinating Center for the Childhood Obesity Prevention and Treatment Research (COPTR) Consortium. She is also leading research to examine and compare differences in the impact of obesity on morbidity and mortality in African Americans, Asians and Whites. Dr. Stevens has served as an obesity expert for the National Institutes of Health, the Centers for Disease Control, the Institute of Medicine and the World Health Organization.

This talk is part of the MRC Epidemiology and CEDAR Seminars series.

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