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Obesity

Scholarly Publications

Optimal Screening Policies for Childhood Obesity

December 2012

The Utility of Childhood and Adolescent Obesity Assessment in Relation to Adult Health

May 2012

Background: High childhood obesity prevalence has raised concerns about future adult health, generating calls for obesity screening of young children. Objective: To estimate how well childhood...

Assessing Screening Policies for Childhood Obesity

January 2012

To address growing concerns over childhood obesity, the United States Preventive Services Task Force (USPSTF) recently recommended that children undergo obesity screening beginning at age 6.

Other Publications

CHP/PCOR Quarterly Update, Fall 2007 Issue

October 2007

This issue of CHP/PCOR's Quarterly Update covers news from the Summer 2007 quarter and includes articles about:two reports on care coordination -- one on care coordination strategies in general,...

CHP/PCOR Quarterly Update, Winter 2007 Issue

January 2007

This issue of CHP/PCOR's Quarterly Update covers news from the Fall 2006 quarter and includes articles about: the effect of health insurance on obese individuals' behaviors, as well as possible...

CHP/PCOR Quarterly Update, summer 2005 issue

July 2005

This issue of CHP/PCOR's quarterly newsletter covers developments from the spring 2005 quarter.

News

Health economists press for chronic disease as top agenda item

March 2016

Nearly 100 health economists from across the United States signed a pledge urging U.S. presidential candidates to make chronic disease a policy priority.

Jeremy Goldhaber-Fiebert on disconnect between child and adult obesity

July 2012

A recent study by Stanford Health Policy's Jeremy Goldhaber-Fiebert, and colleagues at the School of Medicine showed that targeting obesity prevention to small children who are overweight might not...

Projects

Socioeconomic Gradients in Health Among the Elderly in China

October 2017

This project studied the patterns of health and health care disparities across elderly and non-elderly in China, including the impact of earlier educational and public health interventions on...
English

Health Implication of Urbanization, Migration and Obesity in India

October 2017

Urbanization and obesity-related chronic diseases are cited as threats to the future health of India's older citizens.
English

Rethinking the Balance Between Future Obesity and Malnutrition with Climate Change

As India's middle class has expanded, the nation's public health concerns have shifted. Obesity rates have risen, coinciding with a surge in diabetes.
English

People

Jay Bhattacharya Senior Fellow, by courtesy Professor, Medicine (CHP/PCOR)
John Morton Associate Professor, Surgery