Lectures

Obesity: It's More Complex Than You Think

Epidemics Science Lecture Series

Lecture by Fatima Cody Stanford, Instructor in Medicine and Pediatrics, Harvard Medical School

Free and open to the public.


Do you wonder why weight loss is so challenging?

Have you been counting calories but find that your weight loss results do not align?

Are you curious about the worldwide rise in obesity?

In this talk, Fatima Cody Stanford, a leading expert on obesity, challenges the notion that weight regulation can be determined by a simple equation applied to all persons equally and, instead, explores the impact of the environment and the role our brains and bodies play in the complex processes of weight regulation. She will also explore how weight stigma and bias in society lead to negative health outcomes.


Part of the 2017–2018 Epidemics Science Lecture Series. A larger, one-day public symposium on the topic was held on Friday, October 27, 2017.