Welcome to the UNC Obesity Biology, Behavior & Environment Program


The Gordon-Larsen Research Group studies the linkages between biology, behavior and environment to inform efforts to prevent, manage, and treat obesity. We use trans-disciplinary, multilevel and pathway-based approaches to answer questions about the roles of molecular, genetic, 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 and chronic disease risk.

We are very excited about our newest collaboration, “Heterogeneity in Obesity Creativity Hub: Transdisciplinary Approaches for Precision Research and Treatment.” Read about the Obesity Hub here: https://research.unc.edu/creativity-hubs/winners-2018/