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Bridging the Evidence Gap in Obesity Prevention: A Framework to Inform Decision Making
Workshop on the Application of Systems Thinking to the Developmentand Use of Evidence in Obesity Prevention Decision Making
March 16, 2009
Beckman Center Auditorium
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.
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: AnalyticalChallenges and New Directions
Ana Diez Roux, MD, PhD, MPH, University of Michigan School of Public Health