This year’s Lectureship is proud to feature world renowned nutrition and obesity expert, Dr. Barry Popkin. Distinguished Professor of Nutrition at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill and author of The World is Fat: The Fads, Trends, Policies, and Products That Are Fattening the Human Race, Dr. Popkin is a top researcher and thought leader in obesity dynamics, global food systems and nutrition policies and programs. Dr. Popkin's lecture is titled, "The World Is Fat: Child Obesity and Food System Dynamics." Read more about Dr. Popkin on the Speaker & Event Flow page.
The Lectureship was held on April 14, 2015 from 2:00 - 3:30 p.m. at the Blanton Museum of Art on the University of Texas at Austin campus.
The Michael & Susan Dell Lectureship in Child Health is an annual event held in Austin during the spring to recognize distinguished researchers who have made outstanding contributions to child health. The Lectureship is an academic forum to increase research capacity and partnerships within the Texas community, and to provide visibility for senior scientists in the fields of child health and obesity prevention. Since its inception in 2007, the annual Lectureship has honored a broad range of prominent national and international child health experts, whose research areas have included healthful eating, obesity prevention, physical activity, food policy, and community and youth development.
The annual Michael & Susan Dell Lectureship in Child Health was established in 2007 by The University of Texas School of Public Health with funding from the Michael & Susan Dell Foundation. The Lectureship is administered through the Michael & Susan Dell Center for Healthy Living, part of The University of Texas School of Public Health Austin Regional Campus.