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NIH Public Bulletin – September 2011

Interview with Child Obesity Researchers

Format: Podcast
Institute: Office of Behavioral and Social Sciences Research (OBSSR)

In July, NIH Radio interviewed Peter Hovmand and Laura Brennan, who are using mathematical modeling and simulation to study childhood obesity. The interview, in which Dr. Brennan explains what it will take to solve the problem of childhood obesity, is now available as a podcast. The interview was based on subjects covered at a mini-symposium called "Harnessing Systems Science Methodologies To Inform Public Policy: System Dynamics Modeling For Obesity Policy In The Envision Network."

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You can listen to the podcast or read a transcript at

To view the videocast of the mini-symposium, please go to

This page last reviewed on August 23, 2012

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