Obesity: Causes, Consequences and Policy Challenges Conference

November 9, 2007 

 

Event

Information

Time

Welcome and Opening Remarks

Welcome and Opening Remarks by Dean Bertenthal from the College of Arts and Sciences and Dean Goodman from the  School of Health, Physical Education and Recreation

8:30 a.m. - 9:00 a.m.

Presentation

Jay Bhattacharya (Stanford University)

“Free Trade Makes You Fat”

9:00 - 9:45 a.m.

Presentation

Ellen Granberg (Clemson University)

“Sociological Research on Obesity and Weight Gain: Recent Developments and Future Directions”

9:45 - 10:30 a.m.   

 

Coffee Break

 

10:30 - 11:15 a.m. 

 

Presentation

John Cawley (Cornell University)

“The Economics of Obesity”

11:15 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.

 

Working Lunch

 

12:00 - 1:30 p.m.

Presentation

Sandeep Gupta (Indiana University Med School - Pediatrics)

“Obesity and Opportunities for Education”

1:30 - 1:55 p.m.

Presentation

Brian Powell (Indiana University, Sociology)

“Public Views on the Causes of Obesity”

1:55 - 2:20 p.m.

Presentation

Alyce Fly (Indiana University, Applied Health Science)

"The USDA Fresh Fruit and Vegetable Program:  Monitoring and Evaluation in Indiana Schools”

2:20 - 2:55 p.m. 

Coffee Break

 

2:55 - 3:30 p.m.     

Presentation

Mohammad Torabi (Indiana University, Applied Health Science)

“Obesity Trends:  Prevention is the Cure”

3:30 - 3:55 p.m.

Presentation

Gilbert Liu (Indiana University, Medical School) 

“Physical Environment, Social Environment and Childhood Overweight”

3:55 - 4:20 p.m.

Coffee Break

 

4:20 - 4:50 p.m.

Presentation

Susan Middlestadt (Indiana University, Applied Health Science)

“Identifying Behaviors and Behavioral Determinants: Applying Behavioral Science to Eating Better and Moving More”

4:50 - 5:15 p.m.

Presentation

Rusty Tchernis (Indiana University, Economics)

“School Nutrition Programs and the Incidence of Childhood Obesity”

5:15 - 5:40 p.m.

Closing Round Table

 

5:40 - 6:20 p.m.     

Dinner

 

6:30 p.m.