UW Research

UW Center for Obesity Research



The UW Center for Obesity Research (UW-COR) is facilitating interdisciplinary research that addresses biomedical, social, economic, and environmental aspects of obesity. UW-COR’s objective is to advance science and improve health by aligning research aims with local, state, and national policy objectives. The Center’s long-term goal is to translate research results into evidence-based strategies for obesity prevention and treatment.

Core Services Offered

Spatial nutritional epidemiology methods and techniques; geographic mapping of obesity and social disparities

Funding Information

NIH/NIDDK from 2008-2022

Reporting Structure

Stephen Hawes, Chair, Epidemiology

Related UW Entities

Department of Epidemiology, Department of Urban Design & Planning

External Partners

Kaiser Permanente California, Kaiser Permanente Washington