Our Mission The Mailman Obesity Prevention Initiative provides leadership, organizational support, and coordination to foster obesity research. School Expertise With obesity rates climbing in every nation on earth, we must make nutritious food accessible. Find out how Mailman is leading the way. Faculty and Staff Given our strengths in research and practice, we will lead efforts toward interdisciplinary, systems-oriented approaches to obesity prevention. Research We have formed multidisciplinary working groups to study a number of issues pertinent to strengthening ties between research, policy, and practice.