Join NCCOR on June 4–5 for the Obesity-Related Policy, Systems, and Environmental Research in the U.S. (OPUS) workshop! Featuring presentations from leading obesity-prevention and public health experts, the workshop will examine best practices in obesity prevention research with specific attention to community engagement and systems change through an equity lens. The workshop aims to advance the field by highlighting opportunities for the design and rigorous evaluation of both proximal and distal PSE interventions.  

The virtual workshop will take place from 12:00–5 p.m. ET on June 4–5 and is co-chaired by: Dr. Jamie Chriqui, University of Illinois at Chicago School of Public Health; Dr. Tamara Dubowitz, University of Pittsburgh School of Public Health; and Dr. Shiriki Kumanyika, Drexel University Dornsife School of Public Health. Additionally, the workshops will include keynote addresses and moderated panel discussions with distinguished speakers from academic institutions, global research projects, and federal agencies including:  


  • Dolores Acevedo-Garcia, PhD, Brandeis University Institute for Child Youth and Family Policy 
  • Bill Dietz, MD, PhD, George Washington University Milken Institute of Public Health 
  • Christina Economos, PhD, Tufts University Friedman School of Nutrition Science & Policy 
  • Steve Gortmaker, PhD, Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health 
  • Angela Odoms-Young, PhD, Cornell University, College of Human Ecology 
  • Deborah Salvo, PhD, University of Texas at Austin, Department of Kinesiology and Health Education, College of Education 
  • Boyd Swinburn, MD, University of Auckland School of Population Health 
  • And more! 

Register for the Obesity-Related Policy, Systems, and Environmental Research in the U.S. (OPUS) workshop here: 

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