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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Weights and Measures Medicine & Life Sciences
Obesity Medicine & Life Sciences
Exercise Medicine & Life Sciences
Eating Medicine & Life Sciences
Food Medicine & Life Sciences
Feeding Behavior Medicine & Life Sciences
Health Medicine & Life Sciences
Weight Loss Medicine & Life Sciences

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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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Projects 1991 2025

Research Output 1973 2019

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

Confidence Intervals
1 Citation (Scopus)

Assessing the relative importance of factors influencing travel happiness

Chen, S., Fan, Y., Cao, Y. & Khattak, A., Jul 1 2019, In : Travel Behaviour and Society. 16, p. 185-191 7 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Analytic hierarchy process
Public health
Factor analysis

Beliefs underlying stress reduction and depression help-seeking among college students: An elicitation study

Yzer, M. & Gilasevitch, J., Feb 17 2019, In : Journal of American College Health. 67, 2, p. 153-160 8 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle