School of Public Health

Physical Activity, Obesity and Diabetes Epidemiology

Two people riding bikes on Alki Beach in West Seattle.Epidemiologists in this area explore physical activity and obesity as contributors to diseases that are major determinants of morbidity and mortality; and investigate the role of genetic factors interacting with dietary and other environmental factors to affect disease risk. 

Relevant Courses

NUTR 505 Phys Activity in Health and Disease
EPI 538/NUTR 538 Nutritional Epidemiology
NUTR 550 Obesity: Prevention and Control
NUTR 562 Nutrition and Chronic Disease

Relevant Centers and Research Units

The Cardiovascular Health Research Unit