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
Weight Loss Medicine & Life Sciences
Health Medicine & Life Sciences

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Projects 1991 2025

Hydroxymethylglutaryl-CoA Reductase Inhibitors
myocardial diseases
HIV infections
South Africa

Research Output 1973 2019

An Economic Analysis of Updating and Expanding School Breakfast Program Offerings in High Schools

Shanafelt, A., Magliocco, B., Milbrath, K., Nanney, M. S. & Caspi, C. E., May 1 2019, In : Journal of School Health. 89, 5, p. 417-422 6 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

program offering

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, 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