WeighingIn Blog


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The WeighingIn Blog made its debut in the fall of 2014 with the goal to provide insight on science and policies related to diet, wellness and obesity.

The Blog aims to explore research, policies, and programmatic developments of importance in diet, nutrition, and obesity/overweight and promote the work of the Division of Chronic Disease Research Across the Lifecourse for an audience of researchers, healthcare/public health professionals and journalists.


Blog Editor-in-Chief:

Jason Block, MD, MPH


Blog editors:

Jenn Thompson, MPH

Lauren Cleveland, MS, MPH


Blog communications and web administrator:

Szilvia Szegedi


Blog authors:

Izzuddin Aris, PhD

Jason Block, MD, MPH

Chelsea Jenter, MPH

Emily Oken, MD, MPH

Wei Perng, PhD

Sheryl Rifas-Shiman

Denise Simon, MPH

Karen Switkowski, MPH, PhD

Jennifer Thompson, MPP

Nicole Witham