Course Subject
HPAM-GP
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Course Number
4865
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Course Credit
1.5
points

Public Policy and Obesity Research

Course Description

Obesity is a large, pressing public health problem in the United States and, increasingly, across the globe. In contrast to some other public health problems, we have yet to truly establish population-level solutions. Increasingly attention in the policy and research world is being given to policy and environmental approaches to combat obesity, and as such obesity policy is a topic of increasing research. This is a very new field, and much of the research is contradictory, not well interpreted by the media or policy makers, and generally is sparse, relative to some other fields (like smoking policy).

Prerequisites

CORE-GP 1011 and CORE-GP 1018

Semester
Spring
Areas of Impact