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Enhancing Opportunities in Addressing Obesity and Type 2 Diabetes Disparities

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Meeting Objectives

The focus of this meeting is on socioecological approaches to preventing and treating obesity and type 2 diabetes with a specific focus on opportunities to address how socioecological context influences disease risks, as well as engagement in and response to interventions such as lifestyle changes and self-management. The overall workshop objectives are to:

  • identify aspects of the socioecological and health care delivery contexts that may be targeted to reduce obesity and diabetes disparities
  • assess the implications for interventions to reduce and/or eliminate disparities in obesity and diabetes that affect health disparities populations
  • identify important research opportunities to develop and test approaches to reduce or eliminate obesity and diabetes disparities.

Health disparities populations are defined by the NIH as: low socioeconomic status populations; rural populations; certain racial and ethnic minorities (specifically African Americans, Hispanic/Latino, Asian, American Indian/Alaska Native, Native Hawaiian/other Pacific Islanders); and sexual and gender minorities. This workshop will include a focus on factors that impact health disparities populations where evidence is most available. Less studied populations will also be discussed particularly in opportunities for future research directions.

Organizing Committee


Shiriki K. Kumanyika, Ph.D., M.S., M.P.H.
Professor of Community Health and Prevention
Drexel University Dornsife School of Public Health, and Emeritus Professor of Epidemiology, University of Pennsylvania Philadelphia, PA

Carol M. Mangione, M.D., MS.P.H., F.A.C.P.
Barbara A. Levey, M.D., and Gerald S. Levey, M.D., Endowed Chair in Medicine
The David Geffen School of Medicine at UCLA
Professor of Public Health
The UCLA Fielding School of Public Health
University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA)

NIH Members

Pamela L. Thornton, Ph.D.
Lawrence Agodoa, M.D.
Robert Kuczmarski, Dr.P.H.
Barbara Linder, M.D., Ph.D.
Voula K. Osganian, M.D., Sc.D., M.P.H.
Susan Z. Yanovski, M.D.

David Berrigan, Ph.D., M.P.H.

S. Sonia Arteaga, Ph.D.
Tiffany M. Powell-Wiley, M.D., M.P.H.
Charlotte Pratt, Ph.D., R.D., FAHA
Catherine M. Stoney, Ph.D.

Xinzhi Zhang, M.D., Ph.D., F.A.C.E., F.R.S.M.

Rachel Ballad, M.D., M.P.H.

Christine Hunter, Ph.D., ABPP

Registration Deadline

October 6, 2017 or until at capacity.

Event Logistics


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Building 31 Center Drive, 6th Floor, “C-Wing”
NIH Campus
Bethesda, MD 20892

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Program Contact
Pamela L. Thornton, Ph.D.
T: 301-480-6476

Meeting Logistics
Lakia Thomas
T: 301-827-7249

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