Global Obesity Prevention Center
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Pilot Project Receives Over $2 Million in Additional Funding
Drones Could Be Cheaper Alternative To Delivering Vaccines in Developing World
First tobacco taxes, then sugar taxes. Is salt next?
Too Little Folate During Pregnancy Linked To Childhood Obesity
CDC's Zika Tally will Likely Never be Accurate because of Late Start
Banning Russia From The Olympics Helps Russian Athletes
Could Canceling The Olympics For Zika Do More Harm Than Good?
Fat Shaming Starts Early As Evidenced By 'Stuff Curry'
Muhammad Ali's Greatest Health Achievements
Would You Have Expected Prince To Have Died In An Elevator Of A Fentanyl Overdose?
Senator Ben Cardin Shows The Urgency And Scientific Approach Needed For Zika
Urgent Need For Protection Against The World's Deadliest Animal
The Dirt On Swimming Pools And Hot Tubs
What’s really concerning about the discovery of an antibiotic-resistant bug (hint: it isn’t what you’ve heard)
Why Michelle Obama, others are championing more access to sports for kids
Getting Children More Physically Active Could Save Well Over $50 Billion
Senate To Vote On Zika Funding: Ten Things You Should Know
Do The Major FDA Nutrition Label Changes Go Far Enough?
Pharmacokinetics Could Save Maria Sharapova
Kim Kardashian's Post-Pregnancy Weight Loss Is Not 'Reality'
Serena Williams Shows Why You Should Not Eat Dog Food
Thank Your Mother For Your Health
6 Important Weight Loss Lessons From ‘The Biggest Loser’ Study
Very Profitable Nonprofit Hospitals...But Where Are The Profits Going?
Trump's And Sanders' Immigration Plans Would Shake The Biomedical World
Highly Contagious Virus Sickens Nearly Million at High Cost
Norovirus, Deadly and Expensive: The Highly Contagious Stomach Bug Costs More Than $64 Billion a Year
Worldwide human and economic costs of norovirus are huge
The high cost of norovirus infections on the global community
Better to get your flu shot in the morning
A serious 'stomach flu': Norovirus costs billions of dollars of lost productivity
What Your Cravings Mean (And How to Rewire Them)
Don't Ignore This Potential Contributor To The Opioid Epidemic
What's The Evidence Behind Reports Of Prince's Percocet Overdose?
Current And Future Trends In Vending Machines
In Bizarre Video, Johnny Depp And Amber Heard Don't Seem To Understand Regulations And Risks
Prince's Death Highlights Misconceptions About The Flu
Johns Hopkins study shows coordinated effort can reduce CRE 75 percent
By Not Protecting Jeremy Lin, NBA Sends Wrong Messages To Children
Hunger hormone could be key to weight loss; procedure aims to block it
Simulating the Impact of an Urban Farm Tax Credit Policy in a Low Income Urban Setting
How Did Martin Shkreli Ever Become A Pharmaceutical CEO?
2016’s Fattest Cities in America
Batman V Supergirl: Dawn Of Optimism?
Grocery Stores Taking More Active Roles in Health Promotion
Automating Daily Tasks Could Be Bad For Your Health
A 35-Inch Waist and Your Health: What's the Link?
Scott Kelly: A Giant Step For Health And Medicine?
The Best Way to Keep Weight Off
Girl Scouts: Cookie 'Pushers' Contributing To Obesity?
Will Air Pollution Lead to Weight Gain?
Victory For Food Information: Judge Supports New York City's Salt Warnings
What Is Coolsculpting Or Cryolipolysis?
How Your Body Can Tell If He Or She Is Really 'The One'
Ten Super Bowl Commercials You May See
Could Concussions Become A Legal Defense?
How To Avoid The Zika Virus
Is Lowering Salt Good For Business?
Finally, More Doctors Are Specializing In Obesity Treatment
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 has transformed other fields and industries such as manufacturing, meteorology, and transportation. The systems approach means better understanding and addressing all the systems (e.g., biological, behavioral, social, environmental, cultural, economic) associated with diet, physical activity, metabolism, and obesity.
Our GOPC brings together experts from disciplines that have traditionally worked on obesity (e.g., nutrition, psychology, epidemiology, and biology) with experts new to obesity (e.g., computer science, marketing, and engineering) to bring innovative methods and
tools and work with stakeholders around the world to tackle this major global problem.
Global Obesity Prevention Center (GOPC) at Johns Hopkins
Check out the steps the Global Obesity Prevention Center (GOPC) at Johns Hopkins is taking to prevent and control the major epidemic of obesity.
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.