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Seminar – Obesity Prevention: The role of evidence in the policy cycle

March 13, 2023 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm

All are invited to the MRC Epidemiology Seminar:

Obesity Prevention: The role of evidence in the policy cycle

Dr Tazeem Bhatia, Office of Health Improvement and Disparities, Department of Health and Social Care

This hybrid seminar was held in the MRC Epidemiology Unit meeting rooms 1 and 2, Level 3, Wellcome-MRC Institute of Metabolic Science, Addenbrooke’s Hospital, Cambridge, CB2 0QQ, and online.

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About this talk

Obesity, metabolic disorders and the resulting non-communicable diseases such as cancer, diabetes and heart disease, are a huge, global public health challenge. In the UK, the estimated annual cost of obesity to the NHS is £6.5 billion and wider society £58 billion. How do we use evidence in primary prevention policy? What are the opportunities for enhancing the relationship between evidence and policy?

About Dr Bhatia

Tazeem Bhatia is a Public Health Consultant and Primary Care physician with 20 years’ experience of medical and public health practice in England and other health systems across the world. Currently, she is responsible for the Nutrition Science and Evidence Function in the Diet, Obesity and Healthy Behaviours Directorate, in the Office of Health Improvement and Disparities, part of the Department of Health and Social Care. Previously, she has represented the UK/England dietary landscape, obesity policies and programmes internationally for Public Health England.

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March 13, 2023
12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
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MRC Epidemiology Unit
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