Where we live may impact our weight-related health. Participants will learn about cutting edge studies using creative strategies to identify how different features of our environment impact obesity, including obesity-related behaviors and obesity-related biomarkers. Speakers will leverage natural experiments and longitudinal data to determine the role of structural changes in physical and economic environments, food swamps, or other aspects of the food environment.


8:30am The Impact Of Improvements In Built- and Social-Environments and Housing on Obesity in Public Housing Residents - Evidence From a Natural Experiment in South Los Angeles
Ashlesha Datar, PhD
9:00am Food Swamps Through an Equity Lens
Kristen Cooksey Stowers, PhD
9:30am Associations Between Community Policies and Programs and Childhood Obesity
Lorrene D Ritchie, PhD RD