Madhabi Chatterji, PhD, Columbia University

David Abrams, PhD, American Legacy Foundation

Panel II:
Current Approaches to Using Evidence in Obesity Prevention and Related Areas of Health Promotion and Disease Prevention

Moderator: Ross Brownson, PhD, Committee Member

Key Question: What are the current challenges and limitations in the application of evidence to the development of guidelines and practice standards in public health efforts?

Joseph Hagan, Jr., MD, University of Vermont

David L. Katz, MD, MPH, Yale University

Stephen Daniels, MD, PhD, University of Colorado Denver School of Medicine, The Children’s Hospital

Panel III:
Interface of Evidence and Public Policy

Moderator: Adolfo Valadez, MD, MPH, Committee Member

Key questions:

  • Where does evidence fit into public policy decision making?

  • How do policy makers gather, use, and evaluate evidence in decision making?

  • What challenges do policy makers face in finding and using evidence?

  • What types of evidence are most useful to policy makers?

Joshua Sharfstein, MD, Baltimore City Health Department

Stephanie Coursey Bailey, MD, MS, Office of Public Health Practice, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

Lynn Silver, MD, MPH, New York City Department of Health and Mental Hygiene


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