Public Policy and Obesity Research

HPAM-GP.4865, 1.5 points.

Semester: Fall


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).


CORE-GP 1011 and CORE-GP 1018

Semester Instructor Syllabus Link
Spring 2016Brian ElbelSyllabus
Spring 2016Brian ElbelSyllabus
Fall 2014Brian ElbelSyllabus
Semester Instructor Evaluation Link
Fall 2014Brian ElbelEvaluation
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