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Global Obesity Prevention Center

Priscila de Morais Sato, MS

Former Visiting Scholar
PhD Student, Interdisciplinary Health Sciences
Federal University of São Paulo  

Priscila de Morais Sato received her Master’s in Interdisciplinary Health Sciences from the Federal University of São Paulo and is a third year PhD student. She was a visiting scholar at the Global Obesity Prevention Center (GOPC) at Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health hosted by Dr Joel Gittelsohn. In her internship, Sato engaged with data collection and Community Forum planning in the B’More Healthy Community for Kids project.

Her research interests are in the social determinants of obesity among low-income women with focus on culture and gender. Sato works with quantitative and qualitative researches exploring eating practices through Pierre Bourdieu’s concept of habitus to understand values, believes and social norms that interact and determine how people eat.    

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