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Global Obesity Prevention Center

Global Obesity Prevention Center

Centennial Lecture
Our GOPC and the Department of International Health is excited to announce that Dr. Benjamin Caballero will give the George G. Graham Lecture this month! More Information
New Webinar Series
Please allow us to introduce the BRIDGE webinar series hosted by the Pittsburgh Supercomputing Center, McGill University and our GOPC. More Information
ABOM Unveils ‘Why Certify’ Video for Physicians
The American Board of Obesity Medicine recently created a new video designed to answer the top question physicians considering certification typically ask: Why should I certify? Watch Here
New Systems Science Course
Dr. Bruce Y. Lee will instruct a new course called Systems Science in Public Health: Basic Modeling and Simulation Methods for fourth term. More Information
In the News

January 2016

Olympic Champion Benita Fitzgerald Mosley Named CEO Of Laureus USA

No reason to delay labeling

New Orleans: What Is The One Thing A City Can Do About Obesity?

Should You Eat Poop To Lose Weight?

The Pet Obesity Epidemic: What If Your Pet Is Overweight?

Staying Safe And Healthy During The Snow Storm

We need a whole systems approach to tackle obesity

Health Misinformation Abounds On Pinterest, Instagram And Visual Social Media

The hazards of trying to make flu shots mandatory

Can Secondhand Smoke Lead To Weight Gain?

The 10 Biggest Mistakes You Make When You're Trying To Lose 50-Plus Pounds

Ten Martin Luther King, Jr. Quotes For Your Health

Is Lack Of Safe Drinking Water Linked To Obesity?

How Safe Are Heartburn Medications?

How To Avoid Restaurant Food Poisoning: Lessons From Recent Norovirus Outbreaks

Could Flame Retardants In Household Items Lead To Obesity?

Do You Drink The First Thing That You See In A Store?

8 Myths About Women Coaches (Including One About Title IX)

Watching Football: Good Or Bad For Your Health?

December 2015

Making New Year's Resolutions That You Can Actually Keep

How To Handle And Store Leftovers

Should You Get Bariatric (Weight Loss) Surgery?

How The $2 Billion NIH Budget Increase Benefits You

Do Plus-Size Models Really Cause Obesity?

How To Reduce And Deal With Holiday Stress

Avoiding And Preventing Winter Holiday Weight Gain

Obesity Rates: A Rising Threat To Public Health And Welfare

Doctors need more training to address obesity

Are New York’s High-Salt Menu Warnings Really Necessary?

November 2015

So, You Ate Too Much...What Do You Do Now?

New York City's Attempt To Shake The Salt Habit

What Supergirl and Other Superheroes Can Teach You About Health

Oklahoma mayor put his city on a million-pound diet. Did it work?

Words That Sound 'Healthy' But Can Mean Nothing

14 Steps to Eradicating Malnutrition in 15 Years

October 2015

The World's Changing Diet

Want To Lose Weight Or Improve Your Diet? Take A Look At Your Kitchen

Frequent Antibiotics May Make Children Fatter

Why 'Anti'-Vaccination And Why Not 'Anti'-Antibiotic Overuse?

More than 35 Leading U.S. Health Organizations Launch Campaign to Improve Obesity Care

Diets and Data: Counting More Than Just Calories

Feed The World...Healthy Food

Berkeley’s Soda Tax Boosts Retail Prices of Sugary Drinks, Study Confirms

Johns Hopkins Study Links Fracking and Premature Births

September 2015

Is Public Health A Next Frontier For Hollywood?

Obesity Is Everyone's Business

Through the Eyes of a Local Baltimore City Store Owner

August 2015

GOPC's, Dr. Sara Bleich, is Part of the 2015 - 2016 Class of White House Fellows

No consistency for handling misleading health ads

American Kids Growing Larger Than Their Canadian Cousins

Baltimore Carryouts Helping to Promote Healthier Food Choices

Why Coca-Cola’s Funding of Obesity Research Crossed the Line

Obesity Center Tests Ways to Make Healthy Choices Easier

Bariatric Surgery Patients See Weight Gain After ‘Honeymoon’ Period

Is Your Medicine Making You Fat?

July 2015

Why Sit-Down Meals May Be Just As Unhealthful As Fast Food

Overeating: Is it All in Your Head?

How Can Vaccine Supply Chains Improve Access to Fresh Produce?

Baltimore Restaurant Sales Boost After Implementing Healthier Menu Options

June 2015

Additional Funding for GOPC Project

May 2015

Baltimore Passes Urban Tax Credit with Help from GOPC

April 2015

GOPC Faculty Wins AMTRA

March 2015

BHCK Hosts First Community Forum

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

February 2015

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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