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Graduate School Public Lectures

Obesity and poverty: linking food, health and incomes

Tues. April 14, 2015       6:30 p.m.

Kane Hall 130, UW Campus

A prolific author of over 200 research papers and the inventor of the Nutrient Rich Food and Affordable Nutrition Indexes, Adam Drewnowski, Ph.D., M.A., will demonstrate how the study of spatial epidemiology—the geographic distribution of food spending, diet quality and obesity rates—can create new understanding and solutions to our nation’s obesity crisis.

drewnowski210Dr. Drewnowski, professor of epidemiology and the director of the Center for Public Health Nutrition at the UW School of Public Health, is a world-renowned leader in the prevention and treatment of obesity. He is also the Director of the University of Washington Center for Obesity Research, which addresses the environmental, social and economic aspects of the obesity epidemic. Dr. Drewnowski is an adjunct professor of medicine and is a joint member of the Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center.

As the sophistication of science and medicine advances, our understanding of health and wellness for individuals, families and nations grows beyond the mere measure of waistlines. Presented by University of Washington Graduate School and the UWAA, the Weight & Wellness Lecture Series approaches topic of body and size with consideration to socioeconomic structures, nutritional disparity in food sources, brain chemistry, environmental influences and more, showing us that, for human health, it is not always our conventional wisdom that holds the most weight.

For more information, contact the UW Alumni Association at 206-543-0540 or uwalumni@uw.edu.

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