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Emerging Scholar

Michael Long

Dr. Michael Long is the SSRC Emerging Scholar for July-September 2015. He is an Assistant Professor in the Department of Prevention and Community Health at the Milken Institute School of Public Health at the George Washington University. Dr. Long’s research focuses on the social epidemiology of obesity, the quantitative analysis of nutrition policy change, and ways to model the cost-effectiveness of obesity prevention policies. He is the Co-Investigator and Project Manager for a project through the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation that models the impact of tax increases on sugar sweetened beverages and junk food in Mexico, and was previously a member of the Committee on Educational Policy at the Harvard School of Public Health. Dr. Long received his SD from the School of Social and Behavioral Sciences at the Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health in 2013.

Join us in September for the next Emerging Scholars Webinar featuring Dr. Long. In this free webinar, Dr. Long will provide an introduction to simulation models and cost-effectiveness analysis in obesity policy research, including evaluation of four strategies to prevent childhood obesity conducted by the Childhood Obesity Intervention Cost-Effectiveness Study (CHOICES) project. Childhood obesity is a barrier to self-sufficiency and well-being due to its impact on child health and lifetime impact on health, healthcare costs, and productivity.

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