The 2015 Pennington Biomedical Research Center Childhood Obesity & Public Health Conference
Speakers & Agenda - Wednesday, October 28, 2015
9:00 AM

Will Cefalu, MD
Executive Director
Pennington Biomedical Research Center
9:05 AM
Welcome from Sponsors and Partners
Peter T. Katzmarzyk, PhD
Associate Executive Director for Population and Public Health Sciences
Pennington Biomedical Research Center

Session 1: National and State Perspectives on Childhood Obesity

9:15 AM
Pediatric Obesity Prevention & Treatment Reimbursement: National Hurdles & Opportunities

Stephen R. Cook, MD, MPH
University of Rochester Medical Center
10:00 AM
Medicaid Initiatives Related to Child Health & Obesity

Rebekah Gee, MD, MPH, FACOG
Medicaid Medical Director
Louisiana Department of Health and Hospitals

Session 2: Focus on Louisiana Research

10:45 AM
Biologic Embedding of Neighborhood-Level Stress in Children

Katherine Theall, PhD
Tulane University School of Public Health and Tropical Medicine
  11:15 AM
11:30 AM
Harnessing Louisiana Electronic Medical Records for Pediatric Obesity Research
Amanda Staiano, PhD
Pennington Biomedical Research Center
  12:00 PM
Lunch (Provided)

1:00 PM
Mom, Can I Play Outside? Influence of Disadvantaged Neighborhoods on Physical Activity & Obesity in Youth
Maura Mohler, MPH
LSU Health Sciences Center New Orleans

Session 3: The Blue Cross Blue Shield “Challenge for a Healthier Louisiana” Grant in Profile   

1:30 PM
The Louisiana Challenge Grant Program: Infrastructure & Process Outcomes
Stephanie T. Broyles, PhD
Pennington Biomedical Research Center

2:00 PM
Louisiana Challenge Grant Program: Overall Impact on Improving Health Behaviors
Elizabeth Gollub, PhD and Allison Tohme, MPH
Pennington Biomedical Research Center
  2:45 PM
Closing Remarks and Adjournment

Conference Sponsors
Presenting Sponsors
BlueCross BlueShield of LA
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