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Global Obesity Prevention Center





Sr. Research Program Coordinator

The GOPC is currently seeking a full-time Sr. Research Coordinator to oversee and coordinate all facets of research activities for over five research projects that focus on developing computational models and tools related to public health. This person will act as the primary scientific liaison between the principal investigator and the staff and students working on these projects. This person will assist staff and students with developing and running models that address questions regarding the prevention and control of obesity, analyzing and interpreting their outputs, and helping write reports and manuscripts for publications.

For further information and to apply, please see here.

Programmer Analyst

The Programmer Analyst will work with the GOPC's System Science Core (SSC) in order to build computational models and tools that address the prevention and control of obesity.  Primary duties include but not limited to the following: working with the team to develop computational models in line with GOPC research projects ,write code (C++, Java, Python) to match model specifications, document code, have code be reviewed and critiqued in an open and challenging way and review others code and provide valuable feedback to them, test/QA projects, training others to run the developed models and tools.

For further information and to apply, please see here.


Research Program Assistant II

The GOPC is seeking two research assistants to perform data collection in community settings in Baltimore City. Data collection will involve in-depth interviews, focus groups, and quantitative surveys, including food purchasing patterns, Food Frequency Questionnaires and psychosocial questions; Data transcription, entry, cleaning, storage and analysis.

For further information and to apply, please see here.


Administrative Coordinator 

This position will provide support to the Center Director and Administrative Coordinator at the GOPC.  Responsibilities include but not limited to: scheduling complex appointments and meetings, preparing meeting and travel materials, and preparing correspondence.

For further information and to apply, please email the GOPC here.


Student Opportunities


The GOPC offers continuous capstone, elective, and internship opportunities for students. 

The areas of opportunities range from:

For further information, please inquire here.



Pilot Studies Funding
Offered twice per year, this grant up to $30,000 is available to researchers around the world, at all career levels. Projects must be designed to study obesity from a systems-oriented perspective, and in a way that can inform future policies, whether locally, nationally or globally.

Request for Funding Applications (RFA) now available until August 3, 2015.

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The Johns Hopkins Weight Management Center is directed by the GOPC Associate Director, Dr. Lawrence Cheskin. The JHWMC takes a multidisciplinary, team-based approach to individualized treatment for children and adults who are overweight or obese. Please call (410) 502-0145 for an appointment.