Global Obesity Prevention Center
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Olympic Champion Benita Fitzgerald Mosley Named CEO Of Laureus USA
No reason to delay labeling
New Orleans: What Is The One Thing A City Can Do About Obesity?
Should You Eat Poop To Lose Weight?
The Pet Obesity Epidemic: What If Your Pet Is Overweight?
Staying Safe And Healthy During The Snow Storm
We need a whole systems approach to tackle obesity
Health Misinformation Abounds On Pinterest, Instagram And Visual Social Media
The hazards of trying to make flu shots mandatory
Can Secondhand Smoke Lead To Weight Gain?
The 10 Biggest Mistakes You Make When You're Trying To Lose 50-Plus Pounds
Ten Martin Luther King, Jr. Quotes For Your Health
Is Lack Of Safe Drinking Water Linked To Obesity?
How Safe Are Heartburn Medications?
How To Avoid Restaurant Food Poisoning: Lessons From Recent Norovirus Outbreaks
Could Flame Retardants In Household Items Lead To Obesity?
Do You Drink The First Thing That You See In A Store?
8 Myths About Women Coaches (Including One About Title IX)
Watching Football: Good Or Bad For Your Health?
Making New Year's Resolutions That You Can Actually Keep
How To Handle And Store Leftovers
Should You Get Bariatric (Weight Loss) Surgery?
How The $2 Billion NIH Budget Increase Benefits You
Do Plus-Size Models Really Cause Obesity?
How To Reduce And Deal With Holiday Stress
Avoiding And Preventing Winter Holiday Weight Gain
Obesity Rates: A Rising Threat To Public Health And Welfare
Doctors need more training to address obesity
Are New York’s High-Salt Menu Warnings Really Necessary?
So, You Ate Too Much...What Do You Do Now?
New York City's Attempt To Shake The Salt Habit
What Supergirl and Other Superheroes Can Teach You About Health
Oklahoma mayor put his city on a million-pound diet. Did it work?
Words That Sound 'Healthy' But Can Mean Nothing
14 Steps to Eradicating Malnutrition in 15 Years
The World's Changing Diet
Want To Lose Weight Or Improve Your Diet? Take A Look At Your Kitchen
Frequent Antibiotics May Make Children Fatter
Why 'Anti'-Vaccination And Why Not 'Anti'-Antibiotic Overuse?
More than 35 Leading U.S. Health Organizations Launch Campaign to Improve Obesity Care
Diets and Data: Counting More Than Just Calories
Feed The World...Healthy Food
Berkeley’s Soda Tax Boosts Retail Prices of Sugary Drinks, Study Confirms
Is Public Health A Next Frontier For Hollywood?
Obesity Is Everyone's Business
Through the Eyes of a Local Baltimore City Store Owner
GOPC's, Dr. Sara Bleich, is Part of the 2015 - 2016 Class of White House Fellows
No consistency for handling misleading health ads
American Kids Growing Larger Than Their Canadian Cousins
Baltimore Carryouts Helping to Promote Healthier Food Choices
Why Coca-Cola’s Funding of Obesity Research Crossed the Line
Obesity Center Tests Ways to Make Healthy Choices Easier
Bariatric Surgery Patients See Weight Gain After ‘Honeymoon’ Period
Is Your Medicine Making You Fat?
Why Sit-Down Meals May Be Just As Unhealthful As Fast Food
Overeating: Is it All in Your Head?
How Can Vaccine Supply Chains Improve Access to Fresh Produce?
Baltimore Restaurant Sales Boost After Implementing Healthier Menu Options
Additional Funding for GOPC Project
Baltimore Passes Urban Tax Credit with Help from GOPC
GOPC Faculty Wins AMTRA
BHCK Hosts First Community Forum
JHSPH Ranked #1 Grad School for Over 20 Years in a Row
Betsy Anderson Steeves' Footprint
Dr. Lee's "You Are Where You Eat" Blog Entry
BHCK Youth Leader Program
Virtual Simulation Modeling: VPOP & BLIFE
GOPC's Newest Model
10th Annual Nestle Conference in Mexico
Using Electronic Health Records (EHR) to Study Obesity Trajectories in Children
BHCK's Cooking Class Kickoff
Dr. Cheskin Puts the Care in Clinical Care
Dr. Saeidah Fallah-Fini’s System Approach to Obesity
GOPC Pilot Studies Core funds 3 new projects for Round 6
Berkeley places first excise tax on sugar sweetened beverages
Vanessa Oddo wins first place poster contest at the Obesity Society
Dr. Sara Bleich speaks to burning calories and soda consumption on NPR
New Global Obesity in Public Health course taught by GOPC faculty
The GOPC is changing the way the world fights the global obesity epidemic with a new systems approach.
Because the obesity epidemic is the result of a complex system of factors, from individual behaviors to international economic policies, it requires a systems approach—one that transformed manufacturing and eradicated small pox in the last century. The systems approach integrates research, innovation, education, policy and action.
The Center unites experts, stakeholders and projects from around the world, and it is home to researchers with expertise in a wide range of disciplines. Through this global and systems approach, the Center is developing state-of-the-art methods to control the obesity epidemic around the world.
Combating Childhood Obesity with Systems Science
A video supporting the Behavioral and Social Sciences Research Lecture Series, systems science, and the Global Obesity Prevention Center (GOPC) at Johns Hopkins.
Our experts strive to catalyze solutions to the obesity epidemic across the globe.
Systems science approaches problems from a multi-scale perspective in order to tackle the dilemma at all levels.
A problem so persistent, complicated and global requires innovative and outside-the-box solutions.