Causal frames and contextualized values may effectively produce support for new obesity policies

Former RWJF Health & Society Scholar Selena Ortiz has published a paper in Social Science and Medicine titled “Increasing public support for food-industry related, obesity prevention policies: The role of a taste-engineering frame and contextualized values.” The Taste-Engineering Frame (TEF) highlights the techniques used by the food industry to increase the availability and over-consumption of processed foods and sugary … Continue reading “Causal frames and contextualized values may effectively produce support for new obesity policies”

When it comes to diabetes management amongst Mexican immigrants, does generational status matter?

Harvard Robert Wood Johnson Foundation Health & Society Scholar Selena Oritz, PhD, is lead author on a study published in Medical Care that reveals that the odds of receiving certain disease-management exams were lower for those Mexican immigrants in California of higher generational status.

Obesity experts weigh in on influences & nuances of framing on obesity-prevention discourse

Harvard RWJF HSS Selena Ortiz, PhD, is lead author on a study published in the American Journal of Public Health that examines the influence of framing on the obesity prevention discourse. She and her colleagues conducted interviews with experts to learn more about two dominant frames: personal responsibility and environmental, looking closely at the environmental … Continue reading “Obesity experts weigh in on influences & nuances of framing on obesity-prevention discourse”