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Innovations in Childhood Obesity Prevention: Systems Thinking and Systems Change”
JHGCCO 1st Annual Scientific Symposium

April 9, 2013

Session 1: Keynote Presentation

Childhood Obesity Around the Globe - Prevalence, Trends, and Causal Pathways
Boyd Swinburn, MBChB, MD, FRACP
Director, WHO Collaborating Center for Obesity Prevention
Alfred Deakin Professor of Population Health
Deakin University, Melbourne, Australia
Professor of Population Nutrition and Global Health
University of Auckland, New Zealand

Session 2:Systems Science Overview and Value-Added

Putting Systems Science in the Mix: How Does It Add Value?
Terry T.-K. Huang, PhD, MPH, CPH
Professor and Chair, Department of Health Promotion, Social, and Behavioral Health
College of Public Health
University of Nebraska Medical Center, Omaha, NE, USA

Predicting the Health Consequences of Changing Obesity Prevalence Using Micro-Simulation
Klim McPherson, PhD
Emeritus Fellow, Visiting Professor of Public Health Epidemiology
Oxford University, Oxford, UK

Session 3:New Developments in Childhood Obesity Research

A Systems Approach to the Treatment of Childhood Obesity
Nancy Butte, PhD
Professor of Pediatrics
Baylor College of Medicine, Houston, TX, USA

Solutions Science Meets Systems Science- Slides unavailable
Thomas N. Robinson, MD, MPH
Irving Schulman, MD Endowed Professor in Child Health
Director, Center for Healthy
Stanford University School of Medicine, Stanford, CA, USA

How Early Should Obesity Prevention Start?
Matthew Gillman, MD, SM
Professor and Director of the Obesity Prevention Program
Department of Population Medicine
Harvard Pilgrim Health Care Institute/Harvard Medical School, Boston, MA, USA

Session 4: Challenges in Addressing Childhood Obesity in Latin America and China

Childhood Obesity in Mexico: Trends, Programs and Policies
Juan Rivera, PhD
Founding Director, Research Center in Nutrition and Health, National Institutes of Public Health
Professor of Nutrition, School of Public Health of Mexico, Mexico

A Perspective on Obesity Trends and Interventions in China
Chunming Chen, PhD
Chinese Center for Disease Control and Prevention, China

Session 5 – JHGCCO Work-in-Progress

Using 'Big Data' to Understand the Role of Community Socioeconomic Status on Trajectories of Obesogenic Growth in Children in Pennsylvania
Thomas A. Glass, PhD
Department of Epidemiology
Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health, Baltimore, MD, USA

B’More Healthy Communities for Kids: A Multi-level Obesity Prevention Study
Joel Gittelsohn, PhD
Professor, Center for Human Nutrition, Department of International Health
Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health, Baltimore, MD, USA

Multi-level Systems-Oriented Childhood Obesity Study in China
Youfa Wang, MD, PhD
Director, Johns Hopkins Global Center on Childhood Obesity
Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health, Baltimore, MD, USA

Session 6: Childhood Obesity Initiatives in Maryland

The Institute for a Healthiest Maryland's Role in Addressing Childhood Obesity in Maryland
Renee E. Fox, MD
Director, the Institute for Healthiest Maryland
Associate Professor
Department of Pediatrics, School of Medicine
University of Maryland, Baltimore, MD, USA

Perspectives from Baltimore City
Oxiris Barbot, MD
Commissioner of Health for Baltimore City Health, Baltimore, MD, USA

Session 7: Future Directions: Perspectives for the JHGCCO

Future Directions: Perspectives for the JHGCCO
Tracy Orleans, PhD
Senior Program Officer and Senior Scientist
Robert Wood Johnson Foundation, Princeton, NJ, USA