Childhood Obesity Research Seminars

Center for Healthy Weight seminars focus on childhood obesity-related research. They are held on the third Thursday of each month from 12:00-1:00 pm on the third floor of the Clark Center. Research seminars are open to Lucile Packard Children’s Hospital Stanford and Stanford University School of Medicine staff, faculty and students.

Past Seminars

  • Mindless Eating: Why We Eat More than We Think
    Brian Wansink, PhD
    June 2009
  • Metformin and Adolescent Obesity
    Darrell Wilson, MD
    April 2009
  • Preschool Children's Behavioral Response to Food-related Toys
    Donna Matheson, PhD
    February 2009
  • The Stanford ATHLETICS Study:  Athletic Training and Health - Lifestyles and Eating Tendencies in College Students
    Rebecka Peebles, MD
    January 2009
  • Brainstorming about How and Why to Teach Young Children about Nutrition
    Ellen Markman, PhD
    December 2008
  • Latest Research and Projects Related to Childhood Obesity
    Tom Robinson, MD, MPH
    November 2008
  • Obesity and Insulin Resistance: From Bedside to Bench
    Tracey McLaughlin, MD, MS
    June 2008
  • Bariatric Surgery: Tertiary Prevention of Morbid Obesity
    John Morton, MD, MPH, FACS
    May 2008
  • Increasing Physical Activity and Improving Health Outcomes: Do Pedometers Work?
    Crystal Smith-Spangler, MD
    April 2008
  • Exploring Complex Human Disease Using Translational Bioinformatics
    Atul Butte, MD, PhD
    March 2008
  • Nutrition and Physical Activity Public Policy Update
    Lisa Chamberlain, MD, MPH; Sophia Yen, MD, MPH; Michelle Oppen, MPH
    February 21, 2008
  • Brain Mechanisms of Reward and Decision
    Samuel McClure, PhD
    November 15, 2007
  • Team Sports for Overweight Children: The Stanford SPORT Study
    Dana Weintraub, MD
    October 18, 2007
  • Family Treatment for Child and Adolescent Eating Disorders
    Jim Lock, MD, PhD
    September 20, 2007
  • Studies of Food Marketing and Childhood Obesity
    Tom Robinson, MD, MPH
    August 16, 2007
  • Monogenic Mouse Models of Obesity–Botero
    Todor Arsov, PhD
    July 19, 2007
  • Food for Thought: Television Food Advertising to Children in the United States
    Vicky Rideout, MA
    June 21, 2007
  • Battle of the Weight Loss Diets: Is Anyone Winning (at Losing)?
    Christopher Gardner, PhD
    May 17, 2007
  • Infant and Early Childhood Feeding
    Larry Hammer, MD
    April 19, 2007
  • Pro-ED Websites: Disordered Eating in a New Age
    Rebecka Peebles, MD
    March 15, 2007
  • Who Pays for Obesity?
    Jay Bhattacharya, MD
    February 15, 2007
  • Family- and School-based Nutrition Interventions
    Donna Matheson, PhD
    November 16, 2006
  • New Strategies to Prevent Childhood Obesity
    Tom Robinson, MD, MPH
    October 19, 2006