On April 8, 2008, a meeting on "Study Designs and Analytic Strategies for Environmental and Policy Research on Obesity, Physical Activity, and Diet" brought together staff from multiple funding agencies and investigators from diverse fields to identify research priorities based on gaps in the literature and public health needs.
The meeting was successful in soliciting input from participants to identify study designs, analytic strategies, and needed measures for the next generation of environment and policy studies that can inform improved obesity prevention. The meeting emphasized improving the quality of evidence from the current reliance on cross-sectional studies to prospective and intervention trials that can be more readily translated into changes in policy and practice.
- National Institutes of Health, National Cancer Institute
- National Institutes of Health, National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute
- National Institutes of Health, National Institute for Child Health and Human Development
- National Institutes of Health, Office of Behavioral and Social Sciences Research
- Robert Wood Johnson Foundation, Active Living Research
- Robert Wood Johnson Foundation, Healthy Eating Research
Meeting funded by an NIH Conference Grant R13HL092782