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Spring 2013 and Fall 2013 Speakers

The Rudd Center Seminar Series welcomes speakers from different disciplines to present and discuss their work and its implications for the study of obesity and food policy. The Rudd Center is interdisciplinary, and our meetings are attended by a diverse group representing psychology, public health, law, medicine, nursing, public policy, and other fields. 

Unless otherwise noted, seminars are held at the Rudd Center, located at 309 Edwards Street in New Haven, Connecticut, 06511. The seminars are free and open to the public. Seating is limited.

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Amy Dawson Taggart

National Director, Mission: Readiness

Childhood Obesity: A National Security Issue?

12/4/13

12:30 pm

Podcast

Victor C. Strasburger, MD

Chief, Division of Adolescent Medicine; Distinguished Professor of Pediatrics; Professor of Family & Community Medicine; University of New Mexico School of Medicine

Children, Adolescents, & the Media – Why Won't They Believe Us, and What Do We Need to Do to Convince Them

11/13/13

12:30 pm

Podcast

Olivier De Schutter, PhD, LLM

Professor, University of Louvain and College of Europe; Visiting Professor, Columbia University; Global Law School Faculty, New York University

Reforming the Food Systems: Making the Transition Succeed

10/23/13

12:30 pm

Podcast

Dianne Ward, EdD

Professor of Nutrition, Gillings School of Global Public Health, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill

Going to Scale: Strategies for Disseminating the NAP SACC Program

10/9/13

12:30 pm

Podcast

Kathleen L. Keller, PhD and Katharine L. Loeb, PhD

Assistant Professor, Department of Nutritional Sciences and Department of Food Science, Pennsylvania State University Associate Professor, School of Psychology; Director, PhD Program in Clinical Psychology; Fairleigh Dickinson University

Optimal Defaults and Associative Conditioning: Two Strategies to Change Children's Eating Behavior in the Prevention of Childhood Obesity

10/2/13

12:30 pm

Podcast

Slides

Paul B. Thompson, PhD

Professor and W. K. Kellogg Chair; Agricultural, Food and Community Ethics; Michigan State University

Food Nanotechnology as Emerging Technology: Framing the Ethical Issues *Co-sponsored by the Yale Interdisciplinary Center for Bioethics

9/26/13

12:30 pm

Podcast

Slides

Katie S. Martin, PhD

Assistant Professor, Director of Public Health Program Department of Nutrition & Public Health University of Saint Joseph

The Role of Food Pantries in the Fight against Obesity

9/25/13

12:30 pm

Podcast

Slides

Joyal Mulheron, MS

Former Political Advisor for Health Policy & Strategy

Politics, the Private Sector & the Realm of Possibilities

9/18/13

12:30 pm

Notes

Podcast

Dan Harris

Anchor and Correspondent, ABC News

A Skeptic's Guide to Using Meditation to Fight Overeating -- and Making Yourself 10% Happier, Generally

Co-sponsored by the Yale Poynter Fellowship in Journalism

Yale Peabody Museum

170 Whitney Avenue

3rd Floor Auditorium

4/9/13

12:30 pm

Notes

Podcast

Glenn E. Schneider, MPH; Nikki Highsmith Vernick, MPA

Chief Program Officer; President and Chief Executive Officer; The Horizon Foundation

Unsweetened: Can a Focused, Outcomes-Based, Sugary Drink Campaign Reduce Childhood Obesity?

3/26/13

12:30 pm

Podcast

Mike Daube

Professor of Health Policy and Director of the Public Health Advocacy Institute, Curtin University, Perth, Western Australia; President, Australian Council on Smoking and Health

Winning the War: What Can Obesity Learn from the Long-Term Tobacco Campaign?

3/5/13

12:30 pm

Notes

Podcast

Podcast II

Slides

Dianne Neumark-Sztainer, PhD, MPH, RD

Professor, Division of Epidemiology and Community Health, School of Public Health, University of Minnesota

Promoting a Positive Body Image in Adolescents: Why and How?

2/26/13

12:30 pm

Notes

Podcast

Podcast II

Robert S. Lawrence, MD

Director and Professor, Center for a Livable Future; Professor of Environmental Health Sciences, Health Policy, and International Health; Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health

Beyond Nutrition: The Public Health Impact of the U.S. Food System

2/19/13

12:00 pm

Notes

Podcast

Podcast II

Podcast III

Slides

Amy Yaroch, PhD

Executive Director, Gretchen Swanson Center for Nutrition

Hunger and Obesity: A Continuing Conundrum

2/5/13

12:30 pm

Notes

Podcast

Slides

Tracy A. Fox, MPH, RD

President, Food, Nutrition & Policy Consultants, LLC

Policy, Politics, and Sausage

1/29/13

12:30 pm

Notes

Podcast

Slides

Jane Martin, MPH

Executive Manager of Alcohol and Obesity Policy, Cancer Council Victoria

Obesity Prevention Policy in Australia – Perspectives from the Land Downunder

1/15/13

12:30 pm

Podcast

Podcast II

Amy B. Jordan, PhD

Director, Media & the Developing Child, Annenberg Public Policy Center, University of Pennsylvania

Testing the Effectiveness of Public Service Advertising Aimed at Reducing Consumption of Sugar-Sweetened Beverages

11/13/12

12:30 pm

Notes

Podcast

Podcast II

Slides

Ronette Briefel, DrPH, RD

Senior Fellow, Mathematica Policy Research

National Data to Inform Childhood Obesity Prevention Strategies: Beverage, Dietary, and Activity Practices at Home and School

11/7/12

12:30 pm

Notes

Podcast

Slides

Ellen Wartella, PhD

Al-Thani Professor of Communication, Professor of Psychology, Professor of Human Development and Social Policy, Director of the Center on Media and Human Development, Northwestern University

Media Characters: The Unhidden Persuaders in Food Marketing to Children

10/17/12

12:30 pm

Notes

Podcast

Podcast II

Slides

James Krieger, MD, MPH

Chief, Chronic Disease and Injury Prevention Section, Public Health – Seattle and King County; Clinical Professor, Medicine and Health Services, University of Washington

Using Policy and Systems Changes to Create Healthy Environments at the Local Level

10/10/12

12:30 pm

Notes

Podcast

Podcast II

Slides

Curt Ellis

Co-Founder and Executive Director, FoodCorps

Growing Forward: Toward a New Vision for Food

Yale Peabody Museum

170 Whitney Avenue

3rd Floor Auditorium

10/3/12

12:30 pm

Notes

Podcast

Podcast II

Slides

Jason Riis, PhD

Assistant Professor, Business Administration, Harvard Business School

Field Studies of Healthy Eating Interventions in Retail Settings

9/12/12

12:30 pm

Notes

Podcast

Slides

Yofi Tirosh, SJD

Assistant Professor, Faculty of Law, Tel Aviv University

The Right to Be Fat

9/11/12

12:30 pm

Notes

Slides