Globalization and Food Prestige among Indian Adolescents
By Amanda Maxfield, Shailaja Patil, and Solveig A. Cunningham

Ecology of Food and Nutrition
Published online: 20 Jun 2016

Adolescents overwhelmingly believed nontraditional foods to be the most prestigious. Nonlocal foods, both from foreign countries and other regions of India, as well as foods eaten outside the home, were also considered prestigious. More...

Centre for the Control of Chronic Conditions

Four leading global research institutions - the All India Institute of Medical Sciences, Emory University, the London School of Hygiene & tropical Medicine and the Public Health Foundation of India (PHFI) - have joined forces to establish the Centre for Control of Chronic Conditions, a new Centre headquartered at PHFI in India.  Dr. K.M. Venkat Narayan, Director of the Emory Global Diabetes Research Center at Emory University, will lead the US team. Read more...

Recent Lectures

Health in the Era of Sustainable Development: A Case for Trans-disciplinary Research
Lecture by K. Srinath Reddy, MD, DM, MSc
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Up-Coming Lectures

Lisa Staimez

Lisa Staimez, MPH, PhD
Assistant Professor, Emory Global Diabetes Research Center
Hubert Department of Global Health
Title: Gaining the Upper Hand over Type 2 Diabetes: Parsing Pathophysiology for a Better Grasp on Prevention
Date:  30 June 2016
Time:  Noon - 1:00 p.m.
Location:  CNR 6001

Type 2 diabetes is a wide-reaching, global disease, strongly linked to obesity, unhealthy nutrition, and physical inactivity. Some populations at high risk for diabetes may have susceptibilities to diabetes that are not explained adequately by obesity alone.  In this talk, Dr. Staimez will describe the pathophysiology of diabetes; examine poor insulin secretion in South Asians and other high-risk ethnicities; and discuss emerging research that may reshape strategies in diabetes prevention and treatment, particularly for understudied global populations.

Up-Coming EGDRC Seminars

Intersection of Noncommunicable Disease and the UN Sustainable Development Goals: Where do we go from here?

August 8-9, 2016

Emory Conference Center, Emory University

An international conference to engage in an interdisciplinary dialog about the UNSustainable Development Goals, their relevance, progress to date, and challenges in achieving specied targets.

  •     Symposium of Original Work
  •     Poster Session
  •     Theme-specific Workshops
  •     Plenary Sessions with the Experts
  •     Networking Dinner
  •     Panel Discussion with Funding Institutions


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