Symposium

A Symposium on Preventing Childhood Obesity

Please join the Mailman School for its continuing exploration of 
obesity-prevention programming.

Thursday, April 16 
1:00–5:00 p.m.

Black Building, 650 West 168th Street 
Alumni Auditorium

Plenary: Why Focus on Pregnancy and Early Childhood?

Andrew Rundle, DrPH, Associate Professor of Epidemiology; Co-Director of Obesity Prevention Initiative, Columbia Mailman School of Public Health

Panel 1: Gestational Weight Change, Prenatal Factors and Childhood Obesity

Moderator: Virginia Rauh, ScD, Professor of Population and Family Health, Columbia Mailman School of Public Health

Speakers:

Cynthia Gyamfi-Bannerman, MD, MSc, FACOG, Associate Professor of Maternal-Fetal Medicine, Director of Maternal-Fetal Medicine Fellowship Program, Medical Director of Perinatal High-Risk Clinic, Columbia University Medical Center

Dympna Gallagher, EdD, Associate Professor of Nutritional Medicine, Institute of Human Nutrition, Columbia University College of Physicians & Surgeons

David A Savitz, PhD, Vice President for Research, Professor of Epidemiology, Professor of Obstetrics and Gynecology, Brown University

Panel 2: Early Childhood Factors and Early Childcare Practice and Policies

Moderator: Gretchen Van Wye, PhD, MA, Assistant Commissioner, Bureau of Vital Statistics, NYC Department of Health and Mental Hygiene, Division of Epidemiology

Speakers:

Cynthia Colen, PhD, MPH, Assistant Professor of Sociology, The Ohio State University

Sally E Findley, PhD, Professor of Population and Family Health and Sociomedical Sciences, Columbia Mailman School of Public Health

Cathy Nonas, MS, RD, Senior Advisor, NYC Department of Health and Mental Hygiene

Round Table: Future Directions for Research and Action

Moderator: Y. Claire Wang, MD, ScD, Associate Professor of Health Policy and Management and Co-Director of Obesity Prevention Initiative, Columbia Mailman School of Public Health

Speakers:

Kiyah Duffey, PhD, Director of Global Scientific Affairs, LA Sutherland Group; Parenting blogger and proud mother of three, ages 5 and under

Christine Johnson Curtis, MBA, Assistant Commissioner for the Bureau of Chronic Disease Prevention and Tobacco Control, New York City Department of Health and Mental Hygiene

Tina Kauh, PhD, Program Officer, Research-Evaluation-Learning, Robert Wood Johnson Foundation