Johns Hopkins Global Center
on Childhood Obesity

Under the auspices of the National Collaborative on Childhood Obesity Research (NCCOR), the Johns Hopkins Global Center on Childhood Obesity will emphasize the integration of basic science, epidemiology, nutrition, medicine, engineering, and environmental and social policy research in an unprecedented, innovative way. The $16 million grant was awarded to the Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health in September 2011.

With the involvement of more than 50 investigators from 15 domestic and international institutions, the Center will:

  • Study the drivers of the childhood obesity epidemic and relevant environmental and policy interventions
  • Emphasize the integration of geospatial analysis with a systems science and transdisciplinary approach to childhood obesity
  • Provide rapid-response grants to investigators in the field worldwide to obtain time-sensitive data on environmental and policy changes relevant to childhood obesity
  • Provide a research and training infrastructure for building capacity for integrating systems science into obesity and chronic disease research

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