Methods For Evaluating Natural Experiments In Obesity

An independent panel convened by the National Institutes of Health outlined several recommendations to improve research to end the obesity epidemic, emphasizing the need for an expanded approach to obesity research. Additional methods are needed to assess obesity prevention interventions occurring at the community level. The panel’s report includes recommendations to enhance data systems and integration, standardize measurement of obesity-related outcomes, and improve methods for study design and analysis.

The report can be obtained at