Study: Disparities in Policies Related to Obesity

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.

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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.

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Teaching: "Systems Science and Obesity"

Podcast: "Using Systems Science to Improve Community Health"

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.

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In a recent study, published in Health & Place, I used data from a national sample of communities to estimate racial/ethnic, socioeconomic, and urban/rural disparities in policies designed to improve diet and reduce obesity.

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Policy brief: Sugary Drink Taxes

Linking research and communications,

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Dr. Dan Taber - PhD, MPH

I recently led a policy brief for the Society of Behavioral Medicine, which recommended a tax on sugary drinks. The brief was endorsed by several national and international health organizations.

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