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New directions in obesity epidemiology: Sleep, dietary patterns, and body composition

Lecture | February 12 | 3-4 p.m. | 290 Hearst Memorial Mining Building


Elizabeth Feliciano, ScD, MSc

Public Health, School of


More than one-third of U.S. adults have obesity. Obesity epidemiology identifies the causes and consequences of obesity to inform intervention strategies. This presentation will: 1) define obesity as a metabolic phenotype; 2) present two examples of novel obesity risk factors: sleep and dietary patterns; and 3) discuss the importance of body composition to understanding obesity’s role in chronic disease.


egardner@berkeley.edu