In observance of Healthy Weight Week (January 20 – 26), the Association of Schools & Programs in Public Health highlighted what their members are currently doing in regards to the overwhelming levels of obesity around us. This includes our affiliated project, the Collaborative on Obesity Research and Action (CORA) at UW. The recent soda tax study featured here is one of many projects conducted by CORA. Since 2016, CORA has convened more than 40 experts to address the biological, social, economic, and environmental issues that underlie chronic disease. “CORA investigators are testing and evaluating innovative approaches to preventing and treating obesity,” said NSP core faculty member Jesse Jones-Smith.
“The goals for the next year are to foster continued collaboration and to provide an intellectual hub for the many obesity researchers across the Seattle-based research institutions.” Dr. Jones-Smith said.