Welcome to the UNC Obesity & Environment Program

The UNC Obesity and Environment Program studies the linkages between biology, behavior and environment to inform policy efforts to address the obesity epidemic and reduce race/ethnic and socioeconomic disparities in obesity. We use trans-disciplinary, multilevel and pathway-based approaches to answer questions about the roles of biological, behavioral, and environmental factors that shape obesity and its consequences. We are particularly interested in age-specific exposures as well as the accumulation of exposures and how each bears influence on weight gain.