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Global Obesity Prevention Center

Faculty

The Global Obesity Prevention Center (GOPC) at Johns Hopkins faculty come from a wide range of disciplines including those with deep experience and expertise in obesity—from nutrition and psychology to disciplines that have not traditionally addressed obesity, such as engineering and computer science.  The GOPC spans across multiple departments and schools across Johns Hopkins University from the Department of International Health to Environmental Health Sciences at Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health to the Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Science at Johns Hopkins School of Medicine to the Department of Civil Engineering at Johns Hopkins Whiting School of Engineering. The GOPC's mind meld of expertise allows the application of a systems approach to obesity prevention and control.

Lindsey Asti

Lindsey Asti, MPH

Research Associate, Department of International Health
Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health

Sarah Bartsch, MPH

Sarah Bartsch, MPH

Research Associate, Department of International Health
Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health

Benjamin Caballero

Benjamin Caballero, MD, PhD

Professor, Department of International Health 
Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health

Susan Carnell

Susan Carnell, PhD

Assistant Professor, Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences
Johns Hopkins School of Medicine

Lawrence Cheskin

Lawrence J. Cheskin, MD, FACP, FTOS

Director of Clinical Research
Associate Professor, Department of Health, Behavior and Society  
Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health

Hugh Ellis

Hugh Ellis, PhD

Professor, Department of Geography and Environmental Engineering
Johns Hopkins Whiting School of Engineering

Robin Frutchey

Marie Ferguson, MSPH

Research Associate
Research Associate, Department of International Health
Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health

Joel Gittelsohn

Joel Gittelsohn, PhD, MSc

Director of Community Interventions
Professor, Department of International Health
Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health

Benjamin Hobbs

Benjamin F. Hobbs, PhD

Professor, Department of Geography Environmental Engineering
Johns Hopkins Whiting School of Engineering

Takeru Igusa, PhD

Takeru Igusa, PhD

Co-Investigator,  Education and Training Program
Professor, Civil Engineering Department
Johns Hopkins Whiting School of Engineering

Bruce Lee

Bruce Y. Lee, MD, MBA

Executive Director
Systems Science Core Lead

Associate Professor, Department of International Health
Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health

Timothy Moran

Timothy H. Moran, PhD

Director of Behavioral and Biological Research
Director of Education and Training Program
Paul R. McHugh Professor, Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences
Johns Hopkins School of Medicine

Keshia Pollack

Leslie Mueller, MPH

Associate, Department of International Health
Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health

Keshia Pollack

Jonathan Pollak, MPP

Research Associate, Department of Environmental Health Sciences
Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health

Brian Schwartz

Cristina Rabadán-Diehl, PhD, MPH

Senior Advisor, Departments of International Health
Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health

Brian Schwartz

Brian S. Schwartz, MD, MS

Co-Lead, Pennsylvania Project
Professor, Departments of Environmental Health Sciences
Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health

Pamela Surkan

Sheryl Siegmund, MS

Director of Operations
Research Associate II, Department of International Health
Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health

Pamela Surkan

Pamela Surkan, ScD, PhD

Assistant Professor, Department of International Health
Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health

Patrick Wedlock, MSPH

Patrick Wedlock, MSPH

Research Associate
Research Associate, Department of International Health
Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health