The Policy of Obesity

December 2, 2011

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Bechara Choucair

The Chicago Council on Science and Technology and the Center for Human Potential and Public Policy present "The Science and Policy of Obesity." This program is composed of two parts addressing the causes and effects of obesity.

In part two, a panel of experts discuss the latest research informing obesity interventions as well as challenges and the potential roles played by government, community organizations, private industry, and individuals to prevent and combat obesity and the long-term implications of this epidemic.

The keynote speaker Bechara Choucair, MD, who is the commissioner in the Department of Public Health at the City of Chicago. Panelists include: Adam Becker, Ph.D., MPH, executive director of the Consortium to Lower Obesity in Chicago Children; Lisa Powell, Ph.D., senior research scientist at the Institute for Health Research and Policy, University of Illinois at Chicago; and Mike Simmons, policy director in the Mayor's Office, City of Chicago. Jens Ludwig, Ph.D., McCormick Foundation Professor of Social Service Administration, Law, and Public Policy at the School of Social Service Administration and the Harris School, serves as rapporteur.

Recorded Thursday, December 1, 2011 at Hughes Auditorium, Northwestern University.