Systems-Oriented Pediatric Obesity Research and Training (SPORT) Center Grant

Dates

Start Date: 09/30/2011
End Date: 09/30/2016

To establish a Global Center of Excellence of childhood obesity and chronic disease research and training based on a transdisciplinary systems science framework and systems-based methodologies, including the use of systems modeling to capture the complexity of the etiology of childhood obesity and the potential impact of environmental and policy interventions. Over 40 well established investigators from 15 leading US and international institutions bring transdisciplinary expertise to bear in highly relevant areas. The Center will build upon a solid research and training base with ongoing NIH funded projects directly related to childhood obesity and systems analysis. The center, structured as U.S. institutions in partnership with international institutions, will undertake epidemiological research linking biological with environmental and macrosocial factors of childhood obesity, conduct and provide developmental research funding for environmental and policy evaluations and/or interventions, and establish an infrastructure for postgraduate systems-oriented research and training in the field of obesity and chronic disease prevention and control.

Baltimore, United States

People

Robert Bollinger Jr., MD MPH

Director, Johns Hopkins Center for Clinical Global Health Education (CCGHE); Associate Director, Johns Hopkins Center for Global...

Joanne Katz, ScD MS,BSc

Associate Chair, Director of Academic Programs

Caitlin Kennedy, PhD MPH,BA

Co-Director, MPH concentration in Social and Behavioral Sciences in Public Health; Associate Director, Center for Qualitative...

Yukari C. Manabe, MD

Associate Director of Global Health Research and Innovation

Stefan Baral, MD MPH,MBA,MSc

Director, Key Populations Program

Noreen Hynes, MD MPH

Director, Geographic Medicine Center of the Division of Infectious Diseases
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