Novel Mathematical Models for Investigating Topics in Obesity

Obesity RIS

Monday, April 28, 2014
3:00 PM–5:00 PM


Steven Heymsfield, MD, Pennington Biomedical Research Center , Baton Rouge, LA
David Allison, PhD, University of Alabama at Birmingham, AL


  • Propagation of obesity across generations: The roles of differential realized fertility and assortative mating by body mass index.  John Dawson, PhD, University of Alabama at Birmingham, AL
  • Mathematical models for predicting individual weight loss.  Diana Thomas, PhD, Montclair State University, Montclair, NJ
  • KHB decomposition of effects in mediation models of obesity.  James Hardin, PhD, University of South Carolina, Columbia, SC  
  • Dynamic modeling of human metabolism and body composition change.  Kevin Hall, PhD, Laboratory of Biological Modeling, NIDDK, NIH, Bethesda, MD