HPRG: Nutrition Environments

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    • Tuesday February 3, 2009
      6:30 am - 8:00 am
  • Location: Emory University, Rollins School of Public Health Building, Rita Rollins Room, 8th Floor
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Summary Sentence: Karen Glanz will speak about nutrition environments measures survey.

Full Summary: Karen Glanz, Professor, Behavioral Sciences and Health Education, Emory University, and Director, Emory Prevention Research Center, will speak about the use of the nutrition environments measures surveys in determining the health of an environment.

Karen Glanz, Professor, Behavioral Sciences and Health Education, Emory University, and Director, Emory Prevention Research Center, will speak about the use of the nutrition environments measures surveys in determining the health of an environment.

This talk will introduce general concepts of measuring community nutrition environments in stores and restaurants, and provide an update on the widely-used NEMS tools developed by our team at Emory. Also, new data from two studies of residents and employees at Atlantic Station will be presented. These data will include environmental assessments and survey responses, and a discussion of how these complement other built environment findings in studies and programs for obesity prevention.

Karen Glanz, Ph.D., M.P.H. is Charles Howard Candler Professor of Behavioral Sciences and Health Education and Epidemiology, Georgia Cancer Coalition Distinguished Research Scholar, and Director of the Emory Prevention Research Center at the Rollins School of Public Health (RSPH) at Emory University. Dr. Glanz's current research emphasizes understanding and improving healthy environments and behaviors, especially related to nutrition and obesity, skin cancer prevention, cancer screening, and tobacco control. She has been continuously funded for the past 15 years with more than $ 25 million in grants as Principal Investigator. Karen Glanz's scholarly contributions consist of more than 290 journal articles and book chapters. She is senior editor of Health Behavior and Health Education: Theory, Research, and Practice (Jossey-Bass Inc.), a widely used text now in its fourth edition (2008). Dr. Glanz was the 2007 recipient of the Elizabeth Fries Health Education Award from the James and Sarah Fries Foundation and is a Fellow of the Society for Behavioral Medicine. She is currently a member of the federally appointed Task Force on Community Preventive Services and was recognized in 2006 as a Highly Cited Author by ISIHighlyCited.com, in the top 0.5% of authors in her field over a 20-year period.

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atlanta, bike, hprgevent, pedestrian, plan, Transportation
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  • Created By: Michelle Marcus
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  • Created On: Oct 1, 2008 - 8:00pm
  • Last Updated: Oct 7, 2016 - 9:50pm