NEJM Article Makes International Headlines

A recent paper by doctoral student and CHDS programmer Zach Ward has gained international media attention. The paper, part of the CHOICES project, found alarming projections of future obesity for children in the US. Published on Nov 30 in the New England Journal of Medicine, the article has already been viewed over 9,000 times in dozens of countries, and ranks in the top 1% of all medical journal articles in social media coverage. The article was also covered by more than 50 mainstream media outlets, including the Los Angeles Times, Boston Globe, WBUR, The Guardian, Reuters, Time, and USA Today.

Learn more: Video Summary of NEJM Paper

A resource pack on childhood obesity, curated by the Center for Health Decision Science to showcase existing cost-effectiveness analyses and motivate students, educators and others to pursue new applications of decision science methods to the public health challenge of obesity is available here.

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