Workshop on the Application of Systems Thinking to the Development and Use of Evidence in Obesity Prevention Decision Making

March 16, 2009

Beckman Center Auditorium

Irvine, California

Goal: Gain insights from experts on how a systems science framework and modeling could be helpful in generating and using evidence for decision making about obesity prevention and other multifaceted areas of health promotion and disease prevention.


Welcoming Remarks

Shiriki Kumanyika, PhD, MPH, Committee Chair

UK Foresight Programme’s Tackling Obesities: Future Choices Project

Susan Jebb, PhD (via videoconference), Medical Research Council Collaborative Center for Human Nutrition Research, Cambridge, UK

Knowledge Synthesis and Integration: Changing Models, Changing Practices

Allan Best, PhD, Vancouver Coastal Health Research Institute

System Dynamics Simulation in Support of Obesity Prevention Decision Making

Bobby Milstein, PhD, MPH, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

Jack Homer, PhD, Homer Consulting

Multilevel Approaches to Understanding and Preventing Obesity: Analytical Challenges and New Directions

Ana Diez Roux, MD, PhD, MPH, University of Michigan School of Public Health


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