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What Works to Prevent Obesity in Children? A Comparative Effectiveness Review and Meta-Analysis

On September 26, 2013, AHRQ hosted a Web conference featuring Youfa Wang, M.D., M.S., Ph.D., associate professor of medicine at Johns Hopkins University. He highlighted AHRQ’s patient centered outcomes research report, Childhood Obesity Prevention Programs: Comparative Effectiveness Review and Meta-Analysis

Web Conference

About the Presenter

Youfa Wang, M.D., M.S., Ph.D., is the Professor and Chair of the Department of Social and Preventive Medicine, the School of Public Health and Health Professions, in University at Buffalo (UB), State University of New York. Before joining UB in November 2013, he was the founding Director of the Johns Hopkins Global Center on Childhood Obesity. Dr. Wang was also an associate professor in the Department of International Health at Johns Hopkins University, Bloomberg School of Public Health (JHBSPH), with joint appointments at the JHBSPH Department of Epidemiology and Department of Health, Behavior and Society, and in the Johns Hopkins School of Medicine. Dr. Wang’s research focuses on nutritional epidemiology; child nutrition and growth; childhood obesity (assessment, global trends, causes, health consequences, prevention); chronic diseases; health disparities; lifestyles; international health; analysis of national survey and longitudinal data; and application of systems science based methodologies in public health research. He has served on numerous national and international expert panels, review committees and leadership positions, including serving as a United Nations consultant and as Chair of the Nutrition Epidemiology Section of the American Society for Nutrition.