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Tuesday 26 August 2014 8:51am

Professor Shiriki Kumanyika, a distinguished researcher in the area of obesity, presented a public lecture in Dunedin, following her appearance at the NZ Population Health Congress in Auckland as exceptional keynote speaker. Her research focuses on identifying effective strategies to reduce nutrition-related chronic disease risks.

Shiriki Kumanyika is Professor of Epidemiology in the Department of Biostatistics and Epidemiology, and in the Department of Pediatrics, Nutrition Section, at the University of Pennsylvania's Perelman School of Medicine in Philadelphia. Among her extramural affiliations, Dr. Kumanyika is Co-Chair of World Obesity - Policy and Prevention (formerly the International Obesity Task Force), a member of the US Task Force on Community Preventive Services, and President-elect of the American Public Health Association.

Rethinking the use of evidence to guide obesity prevention in high-risk ethnic groups

Professor Kumanyika gave a public presentation on this topic in Dunedin on Thursday 9th October, 5pm, at the Dunedin Public Art Gallery. She was warmly received with a welcome and kapa haka.

Shiriki's lecture presented work and recommendations based on extensive analysis of obesity, diabetes, nutrition and physical activity studies with African American participants.

The lecture is now available as a recording:

Rethinking the use of evidence to guide obesity prevention in high-risk ethnic groups University of Otago podcast (204MB mp4, running time one hour and 6 minutes)

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Shiriki Kumanyika and Jim Mann applaud Nga Maramara-Hinamoki Rewi's kapa haka performance.

More photos of performers and guests available:
Dunedin welcomes distinguished obesity researcher

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