Skinner’s obesity research gains much attention

Asheley Skinner, PhD

New member of DGIM and DCRI, Asheley Skinner, PhD, has been conducting research in the fields of health policy, health services, and population health. She is the lead author of a new study: “Prevalence of obesity and severe obesity in US children, 1999-2014” and this publication is gaining a great deal of attention. With an Altmetrics score of 1471 (as of 5/5/16), this report has been picked up by over 175 news outlets!

In the article, Skinner, along with her colleagues from University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, found that there is no evidence of a decline in obesity prevalence in any age group, despite substantial clinical and policy efforts targeting the issue.

Great work, Dr. Skinner!


Skinner AC, Perrin EM, Skelton JA. Prevalence of obesity and severe obesity in US children, 199-2014. Obesity (Silver Spring). 2016 May;24(5):1116-23. doi: 10.1002/oby.21497. [Link]

Read the full article here.
Follow Dr. Skinner on Twitter @asheleycs


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