African American Collaborative Obesity Research Network
Center for Clinical Epidemiology & Biostatistics
University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine
8th Floor Blockley Hall
Philadelphia, PA 19104

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Spotlight Publications & Research Highlights

Disantis KI, Grier SA, Odoms-Young A, Baskin ML, Carter-Edwards L, Young DR, Lassiter V, Kumanyika SK. What "Price" Means When Buying Food: Insights From a Multisite Qualitative Study With Black Americans.
Am J Public Health. 2013 Mar;103(3):516-522.

Baskin ML, Thind H, Affuso O, Gary LC, Lagory M, Hwang SS.
Predictors of Moderate-to-Vigorous Physical Activity (MVPA) in African American Young Adolescents.
Ann Behav Med. 2013 Feb;45 Suppl 1:142-50.

Whitt-Glover MC, Bennett G, Sallis JF.
Introduction to the Active Living Research Supplement: Disparities in Environments and Policies that Support Active Living.
Ann Behav Med. 2013 Feb;45 Suppl 1:1-5.

Samuel-Hodge CD, Cene CW, Corsino L, Thomas C, Svetkey LP.
Family diabetes matters: a view from the other side.
J Gen Intern Med. 2013 Mar;28(3):428-35.

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AACORN Webinar: New Insights on How Food Prices Influence Black Americans

Price-Based Policy Changes for Obesity Prevention?

New Insights on How Food Prices Influence Black Families and Children

Presented by the African American Collaborative Obesity Research Network (AACORN) based at the University of Pennsylvania

The ability to address the high rates of childhood obesity in black communities will depend in part on how healthful, lower-calorie foods are priced relative to less healthful, higher-calorie alternatives. This webinar will highlight AACORN's recently published research with Black Americans from four cities on how food prices impact what foods they buy.

Webinar Objectives:

  • Identify how food costs influence food purchases of diverse Black Americans in light of other relevant influences.
  • Consider implications for the potential to foster childhood obesity prevention in black communities through policies related to food prices.


Shiriki Kumanyika, PhD, MPH
Professor of Epidemiology
Perelman School of Medicine, University of Pennsylvania
Philadelphia, PA
Founder & Chair, AACORN

Katherine Isselmann DiSantis, PhD, MPH
Assistant Professor
Community and Global Public Health
Arcadia University
Philadelphia, PA

Date & Time:

Thursday, April 4, 2013
2:00-3:00PM (EDT)

This webinar is free and open to all. Please use the following link to register for this webinar:

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