Obesity Prevention Center

  • 1300 S 2nd St, Suite 300

    55455 Minneapolis

    United States

Organization profile

Organization profile


Building the science to prevent obesity.


The University of Minnesota Obesity Prevention Center (U of M OPC) mission is to:

  • Foster innovative transdisciplinary research by investigators within and outside of the University of Minnesota.
  • Prepare the next generation of obesity prevention researchers and leaders.
  • Support evidence-based decision making by connecting the community (including policy makers, public health officials, program planners, advocates and the media) to peer-reviewed research on obesity prevention.

The Obesity Prevention Center is led by Dr. Lisa J. Harnack and Dr. Melissa N. Laska

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    Emilyn U Alejandro

    Person: Faculty

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    Daheia J Barr-Anderson

    Person: Academic, Faculty, Adjunct Faculty

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    Research Output

    A quasi-experimental study of the impact of school start time changes on adolescents' mood, self-regulation, safety, and health

    Whitaker, R. C., Dearth-Wesley, T., Herman, A. N., Oakes, J. M. & Owens, J. A., Jan 1 2019, In : Sleep Health.

    Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

  • Assessing the relative importance of factors influencing travel happiness

    Chen, S., Fan, Y., Cao, Y. & Khattak, A., Jul 2019, In : Travel Behaviour and Society. 16, p. 185-191 7 p.

    Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

  • 1 Scopus citations

    Cardiovascular Risks and Benefits of Medications Used for Weight Loss

    Bramante, C. T., Raatz, S., Bomberg, E. M., Oberle, M. M. & Ryder, J. R., 2019, In : Frontiers in Endocrinology. 10, p. 883

    Research output: Contribution to journalReview article