The Science Behind Obesity Virtual Briefing

  • Funding Type:
    Meetings and Webinars
  • Opportunity From:

    Research America

Opportunity Description:

According to the CDC, the percentage of individuals in the U.S. living with obesity reached 42.5% in 2018. Individuals who live with obesity are at greater risk for many other serious chronic diseases, including severe illness and death from COVID-19. Our speakers will explore the complex science and policy challenges that bear on progress to address this health threat, including its relevance to health disparities and the role of research and development. 

Register here for this important, interactive discussion.



Speakers include:

Moderator: Guillermo (Willy) Prado, PhD, vice provost for faculty affairs, dean of the graduate school, professor, nursing and health studies, public health sciences, and psychology, University of Miami


Linda Goler Blount, MPH, president & CEO, Black Women’s Health Imperative

Gerald E. Harmon, MD, president, American Medical Association

Diane Ty, MBA, MA, director, Portion Balance Coalition at Business for Impact, Georgetown University, McDonough School of Business