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

AACORN | African American Collaborative Obesity Network


The Latest Publications from our Network Members

Bruce MA, Whitt-Glover MC.
Faith-based initiatives to promote health.
Fam Community Health. 2013 Jul-Sep;36(3):179-81.

Bleich SN, Segal J, Wu Y, Wilson R, Wang Y.
Systematic Review of Community-Based Childhood Obesity Prevention Studies.
Pediatrics. 2013 Jun 10.

Dulin-Keita A, Kaur Thind H, Affuso O, Baskin ML.
The associations of perceived neighborhood disorder and physical activity with obesity among African American adolescents.
BMC Public Health. 2013 May 4;13:440.

Participate in the Next Webinar

Improving Food Marketing Environments in Black Communities: Insights from Policy Makers and Food Retailers
Presented by the African American Collaborative Obesity Research Network (AACORN)
based at the University of Pennsylvania.

This webinar will highlight AACORN research that explored perceptions of targeted food and beverage marketing practices among food retailers and policy makers serving Black communities. Interviews were conducted in Chicago, IL and Birmingham, AL. Presenters will share insights from these key decision makers and discuss implications of the study results for efforts to improve the healthfulness of food marketed to Black Americans.

Webinar Attendee Learner Objectives:
• Understand the concept of food marketing equity for Black communities
• Gain new insights about perspectives of policy makers and food retailers regarding the challenges and opportunities posed by current food marketing dynamics
• Consider implications for improving health and nutrition outcomes in Black communities


Angela Odoms-Young, PhD
Assistant Professor
Department of Kinesiology and Nutrition
University of Illinois at Chicago
Charter Member, AACORN

Monica Baskin, PhD
Associate Professor
Division of Preventive Medicine
University of Alabama at Birmingham
Member, AACORN


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

Thursday, June 27, 2013
3:00-4:00PM (EDT)

This webinar is free and open to all. Please click here to register for this webinar or use the link below.

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