Research translation: Research Watch

My RESEARCH evaluates health policies that target childhood obesity. I also apply system dynamics to simulate the impact of policies across sectors, including schools and neighborhoods. Click above to learn about past and ongoing projects.

Publishing research can only get you so far. Ultimately, the impact of science depends on science COMMUNICATION. Click on my photo to find Information on my blog, media coverage, speaking engagements, and other communications activities.

Copyright © Daniel Taber. All rights reserved.

I was invited to join the podcast "Human Current," which explores the topic of complexity. We talked about how complexity applies to obesity and food policy research.


Click here to listen (Episode 035) ...

Podcast: "Using Systems Science to Improve Community Health"


Dr. Dan Taber - PhD, MPH

Each month, I review recent nutrition and food policy research as part of Healthy Food America's "Research Watch." We summarize the latest science and how it relates to ongoing policy debates.


Click here to read our most recent issue ...

In collaboration with the Johns Hopkins University Bloomberg School of Public Health, I filmed an online course on systems science methods and how these methods apply to obesity.


Click here to see the course ...

Teaching: "Systems Science and Obesity"

Study: Decomposition of Disparities in Obesity

My latest study, published in Obesity, used econometric methods to study race and gender disparities in childhood obesity. Why are Black girls more likely to develop obesity than any other race/gender group?


Click here to read the study ...

Image: Flickr/Vinnie Lauria

Improving the impact that public health and nutrition science have on real-world food policy change