Special Events: Society of Behavioral Medicine (SBM) 37th Annual Meeting & Scientific Sessions

Connect & Explore held three special events from the Society of Behavioral Medicine (SBM) 37th Annual Meeting & Scientific Sessions. The panels offered exclusive access to presentations from internationally renowned scholars, exploring high-impact childhood obesity strategies from around the world including scalable physical activity interventions in Latin America; sugar-sweetened beverage taxes in Mexico, South America, and the United States; and approaches to eliminating health disparities among U.S. and international populations disproportionately affected by obesity. Each webinar, hosted in partnership with SBM, provided an overview of the issue, key insights, and implications for childhood obesity research and policy.

Importing, Adapting, and Evaluating Open Streets & Cyclovia to Increase Physical Activity Levels

Apr 1, 2016

Speakers: David Berrigan, National Cancer Institute (Chair); Olga Sarmiento, University of Los Andes; Michael Pratt, Emory University Rollins School of Public Health; J. Aaron Hipp, North Carolina State University; Gil Penalosa, 8-80 Cities (Discussant)

Learning from Sugar-Sweetened Beverage Tax Evaluations in Mexico, South America, and the U.S. to Reverse Childhood Obesity

Mar 31, 2016

Speakers: Lori Dorfman, Berkeley Media Studies Group (Chair); Lynn Silver, Public Health Institute; Shu Wen Ng, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill; Steven L. Gortmaker, Harvard University School of Public Health; Mauricio Hernández-Avila, Mexican National Institute of Public Health (Discussant)

Reducing Childhood Obesity Disparities: Insights from Global Strategies to Achieve Health Equity

Mar 31, 2016

Speakers: Vivica Kraak, Virginia Tech (Chair); Shiriki Kumanyika, African American Collaborative Obesity Research Network and Drexel University School of Public Health; Tim Lobstein, World Obesity Federation; Nicola Dawkins-Lyn, ICF International; and Karabi Acharya, Robert Wood Johnson Foundation (Discussant)