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Global Obesity Prevention Center

Global Obesity Prevention Center

Neal Baer's Telling Tales: How Storytelling Can Improve Our Health
Neal Baer's talk on how storytelling can improve our health is now available! Watch Here
ABC News Features BHCK Study
Channel 2 News featured the BHCK study in their In Focus Program to highlight the promotion of healthier food choices in Baltimore City carryouts and corner stores. Read More
Global Activity Map
Check out the GOPC's global footprint with our new global activity map 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
News Releases

September 2015

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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global connections

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

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