Boston Nutrition Obesity Research Center
The Department of Nutrition HARVARD SCHOOL OF PUBLIC HEALTH Presents:
Does Being Overweight Really Reduce Mortality? --No Wonder the Public Is Confused
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Wednesday, February 20, 2013 11:00 am – 12:30 pm Snyder Auditorium (G-1) Harvard School of Public Health, 677 Huntington Avenue, Boston, MA Welcome and Opening Remarks: Julio Frenk, MD, MPH, PhD Dean of the Faculty, Harvard School of Public Health, and T & G Angelopoulos Professor of Public Health and International Development, Harvard School of Public Health and Harvard Kennedy School Moderator: Jeffrey S. Flier, MD Dean of the Faculty of Medicine, and Caroline Shields Walker Professor of Medicine, Harvard Medical School Panelists: Katherine M. Flegal, PhD (invited) Epidemiologist, National Center for Health Statistics, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention Steven Heymsfield, MD George A. Bray, Jr. Endowed Super Chair in Nutrition, and Executive Director, Pennington Biomedical Research Center Frank Hu, MD, PhD Professor of Nutrition and Epidemiology, HSPH, and Professor of Medicine, Harvard Medical School, Director, Harvard Transdisciplinary Research in Energetics and Cancer Center (TREC), Director, Boston Nutrition and Obesity Research Center (BNORC) Epidemiology and Genetics Core JoAnn E. Manson, MD, DrPH Chief, Division of Preventive Medicine, Brigham and Women's Hospital, and Professor of Medicine and the Michael and Lee Bell Professor of Women's Health, Harvard Medical School, and Professor, Epidemiology, Harvard School of Public Health Michael Thun, MD, MS Vice President Emeritus, Surveillance and Epidemiology Research, American Cancer Society, Inc. Walter Willett, MD, DrPH Fredrick John Stare Professor of Epidemiology and Nutrition, and Chair of the Department of Nutrition, HSPH, and Professor of Medicine, Harvard Medical School This event is presented by the Department of Nutrition, Harvard School of Public Health