9:30-9:50

Urban food deserts: Perspective from Chicago and Detroit

Mari Gallagher, Mari Gallagher Research and Consulting Group

9:50-10:10

Rural food deserts: Perspective from rural Texas

Joseph Sharkey, Texas A&M University

10:10-10:30

The current and future dynamics of the food shopping environment

Ephraim Leibtag, USDA Economic Research Service

10:30-10:45

Break

10:45-11:45

Moderated Panel Discussion

Moderator: Heidi Blanck, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) National Center for Chronic Disease Prevention & Health Promotion

11:45-1:00

Lunch on your own

SESSION 2:
Challenges in identifying causal effects of food environment on health

1:00-1:20

A view from an epidemiological approach

Ana Diez Roux, University of Michigan

1:20-1:40

A view from a geospatial approach

Steven Cummins, University of London

1:40-2:00

A view from an economic approach

Yan Song, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill

2:00-2:45

Moderated Panel Discussion

Moderator: Jill Reedy, National Cancer Institute, National Institutes of Health (NIH)

2:45-3:00

Public Comment Period

3:00-3:15

Break



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