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Public Health Dynamics Seminar Series

Social Networks to Combat ObesityWorth the effort?

David ShohamDavid Shoham, PhD, MSPH

Assistant Professor
Department of Epidemiology and Preventive Medicine
Loyola University Stritch School of Medicine

Tuesday, February 11, 2014
3:00 - 4:00 PM
109 Parran Hall

Abstract:

Interest has grown in recent years in social networks and obesity. However, methodological and practical challenges remain in understanding if and how social influences operate in obesity "contagion", or even if contagion is the proper metaphor. In this seminar I will review work that has been done on the topic, including results from our own studies, that may help guide future efforts. 

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