Dr. Rebecca Puhl, PhD will discuss “Obesity Stigma: Public Attitudes and Potential Policy Remedies” during the next CHIP lecture at UCONN on Thursday February 26th from 12:30-1:30 pm.
Puhl is the Deputy Director of the the University of Connecticut Rudd Center for Food Policy and Obesity. As a Senior Research Scientist, she coordinates research and policy efforts aimed at reducing weight bias and improving the quality of life of children and adults affected by obesity. Dr. Puhl received her Ph.D. in Clinical Psychology from Yale University. She has conducted research on weight bias for 15 years and has published numerous studies on weight-based bullying in youth, weight bias in health care and the media, the impact of weight stigma on emotional and physical health, and policy strategies to reduce weight bias. Dr. Puhl has testified in state legislative hearings on weight bias, routinely provides expertise on this issue to State Departments of Health and national health organizations, and has developed evidence-based trainings to reduce weight bias that have been implemented in medical facilities across the country. Dr. Puhl has served on the Council of The Obesity Society, and on the Board of Directors for the Obesity Action Coalition, and has received awards for her work such as the Excellence in Policy Research Award from the National Eating Disorders Coalition. More information on Dr. Puhl’s work is available at www.yaleruddcenter.org.
Co-sponsors for the event include Uconn’s Center for Health, Intervention, and Prevention, Center for Public Health and Health Policy, Department of Human Development and Family Studies, and the Rudd Center.
The lecture will take place in Video Conference Room 204 on the second floor of the Ryan Building at 2006 Hillside Road at the University of Connecticut in Storrs. You can view this talk streamed live or afterwards at the CHIP Website.
Lunch Selections for this program will be provided from Sara’s Pockets. Attendees must RSVP with their selection from the following choices by Monday, February 23rd, at 12pm sharp. Email email@example.com and indicate option 1) Grilled Chicken Salad; 2) Grilled Vegetable Sandwich (Assorted grilled vegetables, served with hummos and wrapped in pita bread with lettuce, tomatoes, onions and tahini sauce); 3) Falafel Pocket (Delicious vegetarian patties made from ground chick peas, fava beans and vegetable oil, then topped with lettuce, tomatoes, onions, tahini sauce and wrapped in pita bread); or 4) Beef Kabab (Tender loin beef, marinated and grilled to perfection wrapped in pita bread with lettuce, tomatoes, onions and tahini sauce).