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.
For more information, please contact or (650) 723-4130.

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