New Director of UGA Obesity Initiative Named

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New Director of UGA Obesity Initiative Named

Birch

Please join us in congratulating OIBR Fellow, Leann Birch (Foods & Nutrition) for being appointed the new Director of the Obesity Initiative on campus. Dr. Birch has done pioneering work on obesity and is a leader in research for early obesity prevention. This is great news for UGA!

The mission of the Obesity Initiative is to promote transdisciplinary research that will inform effective and sustainable obesity prevention programs for children and families. The Obesity Initiative will be working in collaboration with the University of Georgia  Center for Family Research (CFR), conducting research to reduce health disparities in obesity among low-income African Americans.