Professor, Department of Social and Behavioral Sciences Associate Director, Center for Obesity Research and Education Temple University
Jennifer Orlet Fisher, PhD is Professor in the Department of Social and Behavioral Sciences and Associate Director of the Center for Obesity Research and Education in the College of Public Health at Temple University. Prior to joining the faculty of Temple, she was a scientist at the USDA Children’s Nutrition Research Center in the Department of Pediatrics at Baylor College of Medicine. Dr. Fisher’s research seeks to understand influences on the development of eating behaviors and weight outcomes during early childhood. Her current research is investigating sweet preferences and snacking behaviors in early childhood. Dr. Fisher has published widely in leading nutrition and obesity journals, with more than 125 peer-reviewed research publications, and has editorial advisory roles at Appetite, Child Development, and Obesity: Science and Practice.
The purpose of the annual Philip R. Nader Legacy of Health Lectureship and related events and activities is to promote and inspire academics, providers, public health students and community residents to stimulate the fields of primary prevention and community pediatrics. A future vision for these lectureships is to strengthen the nexus between theory and practice, and cooperation among physician, patient, family, and community. The goal is to move the needle toward an improved health status for both parents and children, by focusing on early lifecycle systems.
The annual Lectureship is hosted by the Michael & Susan Dell Center for Healthy Living at the UTHealth School of Public Health.
The Michael & Susan Dell Center for Healthy Living at The University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston (UTHealth) School of Public Health in AustinisaDesignated Provider of continuing education contact hours (CECH) forCertified Health Education Specialists/Master Certified Health Education Specialists(CHES/MCHES)through The National Commission for Health Education Credentialing, Inc.(NCHEC). If you wish to receive CECH, please email Kathleen.Manuel@uth.tmc.edu.
Application for RD Category 2 continuing education credits has been made to the Commission on Dietetic Registration, the credentialing agency for the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics. CDR Approval for 1.25 CPEUs.