Education and Training
It’s not enough for our own faculty and affiliates to adopt a systems-oriented approach to fighting obesity. The epidemic is global and long-lasting—so we must adopt a global and long-term strategy.
That means ensuring that professionals around the globe and all career stages are prepared to tackle obesity using the same systems science theories we’re applying to our own work.
By educating and training professionals at all levels, the Global Obesity Prevention Center (GOPC) hopes to increase the number of public health researchers applying systems science theories and methods to obesity epidemic.
OUR STUDENTS AND TRAINEES
We provide trainees from around the world with a range of opportunities designed to motivate them as systems thinkers and researchers, and to give them opportunities to apply their skills at preventing and finding solutions for obesity.
We welcome inquiries from students whose research and training activities can contribute not only to the GOPC’s mission, but to the entire field, on both a domestic and global level. We offer learning and training opportunities for researchers at various career stages, including:
- Pre-doctoral degree candidates and post-doctoral fellows from a variety of fields ranging from public health to engineering
- Visiting scientists and scholars hoping to add systems science to previous substantive training in public health.
FIND OUT MORE
To find out more about our programs and opportunities, contact the Center at 410-955-5906 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
EDUCATION AND TRAINING PROGRAM DIRECTORS
Director: Takeru Igusa, PhD
Co-Director: Thomas A. Glass, PhD