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Using Systems
Applications to Inform
Obesity Solutions

PROCEEDINGS OF A WORKSHOP

Emily A. Callahan, Rapporteur

Roundtable on Obesity Solutions

Food and Nutrition Board

Health and Medicine Division

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PLANNING COMMITTEE ON USING SYSTEMS APPLICATIONS TO INFORM OBESITY SOLUTIONS1

CHRISTINA ECONOMOS (Co-Chair), Co-Founder and Director, ChildObesity180; Professor and New Balance Chair in Childhood Nutrition, Friedman School of Nutrition Science and Policy, Tufts University

NICOLAAS (NICO) PRONK (Co-Chair), President, HealthPartners Institute; Chief Science Officer, HealthPartners, Inc.; and Adjunct Professor, Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health

JAMY D. ARD, Professor, Department of Epidemiology and Prevention and Department of Medicine, Wake Forest University Baptist Medical Center

SARA CZAJA, Professor of Gerontology in Medicine, Weill Cornell Medicine

BRUCE Y. LEE, Professor, Health Policy and Management, City University of New York Graduate School of Public Health; Executive Director, Public Health Informatics, Computational, and Operations Research

DOUGLAS LUKE, Irving Louis Horowitz Professor in Social Policy and Director of the Center for Public Health Systems Science, Washington University in St. Louis

DAVID MENDEZ, Associate Professor, Department of Health Management and Policy, University of Michigan School of Public Health

DANIEL RIVERA, Professor of Chemical Engineering and Program Director of the Control Systems Engineering Laboratory, Arizona State University

STELLA YI, Assistant Professor, Department of Population Health, New York University Grossman School of Medicine

Health and Medicine Division Staff

LESLIE J. SIM, Roundtable Director (through December 2020)

HEATHER DEL VALLE COOK, Roundtable Director

AMANDA NGUYEN, Program Officer

CYPRESS LYNX, Research Associate

MEREDITH YOUNG, Research Associate

ZARIA FYFFE, Senior Program Assistant

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1 The National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine’s planning committees are solely responsible for organizing the workshop, identifying topics, and choosing speakers. The responsibility for the published Proceedings of a Workshop rests with the workshop rapporteur and the institution.

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ROUNDTABLE ON OBESITY SOLUTIONS1

NICOLAAS (NICO) PRONK (Chair), HealthPartners Institute and HealthPartners, Inc., Bloomington, Minnesota

CHRISTINA ECONOMOS (Vice Chair), ChildObesity180 and Tufts University, Boston, Massachusetts

IHUOMA ENELI (Vice Chair), American Academy of Pediatrics, Columbus, Ohio

SHARON ADAMS-TAYLOR, The School Superintendents Association, Alexandria, Virginia

KATIE ADAMSON, YMCA of the USA, Washington, DC

JAMY D. ARD, Wake Forest University, Winston-Salem, North Carolina

ELLEN BECKJORD, UPMC Health Plan, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania

ROBIN P. BLACKSTONE, University of Arizona, Phoenix

HEIDI MICHELS BLANCK, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Atlanta, Georgia

JEANNE BLANKENSHIP, Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics, Washington, DC

SARA N. BLEICH, Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health, Boston, Massachusetts

DON W. BRADLEY, Duke University, Durham, North Carolina

HEIDI F. BURKE, Greater Rochester Health Foundation, Rochester, New York

JAMIE BUSSEL, Robert Wood Johnson Foundation, Princeton, New Jersey

DEBBIE I. CHANG, Blue Shield of California Foundation, San Francisco

MERRY DAVIS, Blue Cross and Blue Shield of North Carolina Foundation, Durham

JENNIFER FASSBENDER, Reinvestment Fund, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

AMENDA FISHER, Walmart, Rogers, Arkansas

GARY D. FOSTER, WW International, New York, New York

DAVID FUKUZAWA, The Kresge Foundation, Troy, Michigan

TODD GALATI, American Council on Exercise, San Diego, California

ALLISON GERTEL-ROSENBERG, Nemours Children’s Health System, Washington, DC

MARJORIE A. INNOCENT, National Association for the Advancement of Colored People, Baltimore, Maryland

JOHN JAKICIC, University of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania

ELIZABETH A. JOY, Intermountain Healthcare, Salt Lake City, Utah

SCOTT I. KAHAN, The George Washington University, Washington, DC

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1 The National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine’s forums and roundtables do not issue, review, or approve individual documents. The responsibility for the published Proceedings of a Workshop rests with the workshop rapporteur and the institution.

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PETER T. KATZMARZYK, Pennington Biomedical Research Center, Baton Rouge, Louisiana

CATHERINE KWIK-URIBE, Mars, Inc., Germantown, Maryland

THEODORE KYLE, The Obesity Society, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania

LISEL LOY, Bipartisan Policy Center, Washington, DC

MONICA VALDES LUPI, The Kresge Foundation, Troy, Michigan

KELLIE MAY, National Recreation and Park Association, Ashburn, Virginia

STACY MOLANDER, Partnership for a Healthier America, Washington, DC

MYETA M. MOON, United Way Worldwide, Alexandria, Virginia

STEPHANIE A. MORRIS, SHAPE America, Reston, Virginia

JOSEPH NADGLOWSKI, JR., Obesity Action Coalition, Tampa, Florida

MELISSA NAPOLITANO, The George Washington University, Washington, DC

PATRICIA NECE, Obesity Action Coalition, Alexandria, Virginia

MEGAN NECHANICKY, General Mills, Inc., Minneapolis, Minnesota

COURTNEY P. PAOLICELLI, Food and Nutrition Service, U.S. Department of Agriculture, Alexandria, Virginia

BARBARA PICOWER, The JPB Foundation, New York, New York

SUE P. POLIS, National League of Cities, Washington, DC

AMELIE G. RAMIREZ, Salud America!, San Antonio, Texas

TOM RICHARDS, American Council on Exercise, Arnold, Maryland

NANCY E. ROMAN, Partnership for a Healthier America, Washington, DC

SYLVIA ROWE, SR Strategy, LLC, Washington, DC

LAURIE STRADLEY, Alliance for a Healthier Generation, Asheville, North Carolina

SUSAN Z. YANOVSKI, National Institute of Diabetes and Digestive and Kidney Diseases, National Institutes of Health, Bethesda, Maryland

LESLIE PLATT ZOLOV, Novo Nordisk, Plainsboro, New Jersey

Health and Medicine Division Staff

LESLIE J. SIM, Roundtable Director (through December 2020)

HEATHER DEL VALLE COOK, Roundtable Director

AMANDA NGUYEN, Program Officer

CYPRESS LYNX, Research Associate

MEREDITH YOUNG, Research Associate

ZARIA FYFFE, Senior Program Assistant

ANN L. YAKTINE, Director, Food and Nutrition Board

Consultant

WILLIAM (BILL) H. DIETZ, The George Washington University, Washington, DC

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Reviewers

This Proceedings of a Workshop was reviewed in draft form by individuals chosen for their diverse perspectives and technical expertise. The purpose of this independent review is to provide candid and critical comments that will assist the National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine in making each published proceedings as sound as possible and to ensure that it meets the institutional standards for quality, objectivity, evidence, and responsiveness to the charge. The review comments and draft manuscript remain confidential to protect the integrity of the process.

We thank the following individuals for their review of this proceedings:

JENNIFER FASSBENDER, Reinvestment Fund

JILL REEDY, National Institutes of Health

BONNIE SPRING, Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine

Although the reviewers listed above provided many constructive comments and suggestions, they were not asked to endorse the content of the proceedings, nor did they see the final draft before its release. The review of this proceedings was overseen by RUSSELL R. PATE, University of South Carolina. He was responsible for making certain that an independent examination of this proceedings was carried out in accordance with standards of the National Academies and that all review comments were carefully considered. Responsibility for the final content rests entirely with the rapporteur and the National Academies.

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The Roundtable on Obesity Solutions of The National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine held a virtual workshop on September 16, 2020 titled Using Systems Applications to Inform Obesity Solutions. It explored various systems science approaches (i.e., methodologies and tools) and support structures that could guide future obesity research and action, and featured examples of how these approaches can inform decision making within policy and program areas. Workshop speakers discussed the support structures (e.g., data sources, modeling expertise, training, and partnerships and collaborations) that encourage and engage researchers and decision makers to use systems science approaches to better understand the causes of and solutions to the obesity epidemic. This publication summarizes the presentations and discussions from the workshop.

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