Welcome to the homepage of the Program in Obesity Epidemiology and Prevention (Obesity Program) at the HSPH. This is an interdisciplinary concentration which includes three participating departments: Nutrition, Epidemiology, and Society, Human Development and Health. This concentration is geared toward students who desire careers in research, teaching, and programs related to obesity.

The Obesity Program is created to meet the challenge of the escalating obesity epidemic in the U.S. and worldwide through multidisciplinary research and training, international collaboration, and public health policy and outreach. It is designed to build on a strong base of ongoing research, teaching and training in obesity epidemiology and prevention at HSPH.

The program addresses the global obesity epidemic through international collaborative research, training of international students and fellows, and developing strategies and policies to promote healthy diet and lifestyle and reduce the global burden of obesity and chronic diseases.

Read more about the background and development of the program.


Student Information


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Maintaining a healthy weight is an essential part of The Healthy Eating Pyramid