Obesity

Linking a Child’s Environment to Obesity

There is a global childhood obesity epidemic and researchers in the United States are working toward solutions, including prevention. Compared to adults, there has been relatively little research linking a child’s environment to their weight. This report, published in The … Read more

How Does GPS-Based Exposure to Greenness & Walkability Impact Physical Activity? PRC Director Karen Glanz

A new study in Cancer Epidemiology, Biomarkers, and Prevention by PRC Director Karen Glanz, PhD, MPH, and co-authors supports evidence that individuals may obtain higher levels of physical activity in more walkable environments. Their findings “also suggest that the built environment may be a more important … Read more


UPenn PRC Impact Symposium – Accelerating Policies & Research on Food Access, Diet, and Obesity Prevention

On Friday, April 28th, the UPenn PRC hosted ” Accelerating Policies & Research on Food Access, Diet, and Obesity Prevention”, a day-long symposium which brought together prevention health researchers and public health advocates to discuss today’s food environment and focus … Read more


Accelerating Policies & Research on Food Access, Diet, and Obesity Prevention

                    This one-day, interdisciplinary event highlights the most current research on food access, diet, and obesity.  Join us for an exciting exchange of ideas led by distinguished scholars and leaders in … Read more


Coming in April!!! PRC Symposium: Accelerating Policies & Research on Food Access, Diet, and Obesity Prevention

              On Friday, April 28th, the University of Pennsylvania Prevention Research Center is hosting a symposium: “Accelerating Policies & Research on Food Access, Diet, and Obesity Prevention.” This one-day interdisciplinary event highlights the most current research … Read more


Framing Financial Incentives For the Overweight & Obese – PRC Director Kevin Volpp, MD, PhD

A study by PRC Director Kevin Volpp, MD, PhD, and other health behavior researchers at the University of Pennsylvania shows that financial incentives for increasing physical activity are highly effective among the population of overweight and obese. “Most workplace wellness programs typically … Read more