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Global Obesity Prevention Center

Global Obesity Prevention Center

Huffington Post Blog Entry
Check out Dr. Bruce Lee's most recent blog post "From Dormitory to Culinary" Read More
Uniting Science To Policy And Action
Using innovative research and systems science approaches, we’re helping policy makers to promote better health through change. Read More
Virtual Population Obesity Prevention Laboratory
We are developing agent-based models to simulate multiple levels of individual behavior, social context, physical environment, and policy. Think Sim City with real data for urban design! Read More
B'more Healthy Communities for Kids (BHCK)
The BHCK is one of the GOPC's projects, aimed to improve the access to and demand for healthier foods and beverages in Baltimore City in order to reduce obesity. LEARN MORE
News Releases

March 2015

BHCK Hosts First Community Forum

Dr. Lee's "Edwin Moses: Helping Children Hurdle Physical Inactivity" Blog Entry

JHSPH Ranked #1 Grad School for Over 20 Years in a Row

February 2015

Dr. Lee's Latest Huffington Post Blog Entry

Betsy Anderson Steeves' Footprint

Dr. Lee's "You Are Where You Eat" Blog Entry

BHCK Youth Leader Program

January 2015

Virtual Simulation Modeling: VPOP & BLIFE

GOPC's Newest Model

10th Annual Nestle Conference in Mexico

December 2014

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

November 2014

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

October 2014

Dr. Sara Bleich speaks to burning calories and soda consumption on NPR

New Global Obesity in Public Health course taught by GOPC faculty


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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 transformed manufacturing and eradicated small pox in the last century. The systems approach integrates research, innovation, education, policy and action.

The Center unites experts, stakeholders and projects from around the world, and it is home to researchers with expertise in a wide range of disciplines. Through this global and systems approach, the Center is developing state-of-the-art methods to control the obesity epidemic around the world.

 

Combating Childhood Obesity with Systems Science

A video supporting the Behavioral and Social Sciences Research Lecture Series, systems science, and the Global Obesity Prevention Center (GOPC) at Johns Hopkins.

Global Approach

small child eating

Our experts strive to catalyze solutions to the obesity epidemic across the globe.

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Systems Science

Systems Science

Systems science approaches problems from a multi-scale perspective in order to tackle the dilemma at all levels.

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Innovations

global connections

A problem so persistent, complicated and global requires innovative and outside-the-box solutions.

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