Editors: Judith Wylie-Rosett, Sunil S. Jhangiani

Obesity and Disease in an Interconnected World: A Systems Approach to Turn Huge Challenges into Amazing Opportunities

eBook: US $89 Special Offer (PDF + Printed Copy): US $185
Printed Copy: US $141
Library License: US $356
ISBN: 978-1-68108-037-6 (Print)
ISBN: 978-1-68108-036-9 (Online)
Year of Publication: 2015

Introduction

Globalization and economic progress has been accompanied with an increase in the incidence of obesity, cardiovascular disease and other non-communicable illnesses worldwide. Obesity and Disease in an Interconnected World examines how these rising epidemics of obesity and other lifestyle problems are changing health guidelines globally - from directing health care professionals on how to care for individuals, to encouraging them to embrace the interconnected systems involved in chronic disease risk management, prevention and treatment. With a focus on systems, this reference serves as an excellent resource on how to develop a more comprehensive approach to population health. Starting with a systematic approach to health risk assessment in section one, followed by a targeted approach to risk reduction and prevention in section two, the eBook moves along seamlessly into section three calling for a shared responsibility towards strengthening health systems globally that can help determine and improve upon the health of individuals, and societies across the world.

Obesity and Disease in an Interconnected World gives applicable concepts to readers in a multidisciplinary and collaborative approach to alter health systems and implement changes that promote health and wellness in the communities they serve and live in. The information and resources in this eBook also serve as a guideline for collaborations across professional associations with a goal of developing strategic plans to combat obesity and diabetes.

Contributors

Editor(s):
Judith Wylie-Rosett


Sunil S. Jhangiani




Contributor(s):
Jason Baker
Weill Cornell Medical Associates
New York
NY
USA


Jeannette Beasley
Department of Epidemiology and Population Health
Albert Einstein College of Medicine
Bronx
NY
USA


Richard Bernstein
Departments of Preventive Medicine and Geriatrics & Palliative Medicine
Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai
New York
NY
USA


Chloe Cheng
Frenkel Benefits
LLC
New York
NY
USA


Beth E. Conlon
Department of Epidemiology and Population Health
Albert Einstein College of Medicine
Bronx
NY
USA


S. Davuluri
Division of Geriatrics, Montefiore Medical Center (Wakefield Campus)
University Hospital of Albert Einstein College of Medicine
Bronx
NY
USA


Nichola Davis
North Bronx Healthcare Network, Departments of Medicine and Clinical Epidemiology Population Health
Albert Einstein College of Medicine
Bronx
NY
USA


L. Dharmarajan
Professor of Clinical Medicine, Weill Medical College of Cornell University
New York, Chief, Division of Cardiology, Lincoln Medical and Mental Health Center
Bronx
NY
USA


T.S. Dharmarajan
Department of Medicine, Clinical Director, Geriatrics, Montefiore Medical Center (Wakefield Campus)
University Hospital of Albert Einstein College of Medicine
Bronx
NY
USA


Lindy Fenlason
Division of General Pediatrics, Department of Pediatrics
Vanderbilt Children’s Hospital
Nashville
TN
USA


Yvette Fruchter
Department of Psychology
Ferkauf Graduate School of Psychology of Yeshiva University
Bronx
NY
USA


Hagemann Lauren
Ferkauf Graduate School of Psychology of Yeshiva University
Bronx
NY
USA


Philip Haberstro
Wellness Institute of Greater Buffalo and WNY
Buffalo
NY
USA


Meredith Hawkins
Department of (Endocrinology) Medicine, Global Diabetes Institute
Albert Einstein College of Medicine
Bronx
NY
USA


Doug Heimburger
Vanderbilt Institute for Global Health
Nashville
TN
USA


K. Indulekha
Department of Diabetology & Epidemiology
Madras Diabetes Research Foundation & Dr.Mohan’s Diabetes Specialties Centre
Chennai
India


Sunil Jhangiani
Division of Gastroenterology and Clinical Nutrition, Department of Medicine, Montefiore Medical Center (Wakefield Campus)
Albert Einstein College of Medicine
Bronx
NY
USA


Harmit Kalia
Division of Gastroenterology and Liver Diseases, Marion Bessin Liver Research Center
Albert Einstein College of Medicine and Montefiore Medical Center
Bronx
NY
USA


Kristie Lancaster
Department of Nutrition, Food Studies & Public Health
New York University
New York
NY
USA


Guy Laufer
Global Digital Learning Director for McCann Worldgroup
New York
NY
USA


David Lounsbury
Department of Epidemiology and Population Health
Albert Einstein College of Medicine of Yeshiva University
1300 Morris Park Avenue, Belfer Building, 13th Floor
Bronx
NY
USA


Carlos Marquez
Ferkauf Graduate School of Psychology of Yeshiva University
Bronx
NY
USA


V. Mohan
Department of Diabetology & Epidemiology
Madras Diabetes Research Foundation & Dr. Mohan's Diabetes Specialties Centre
Chennai
India


Yasmin Mossavar-Rahmani
Clinical Epidemiology and Population Health in the Division of Health Promotion and Nutrition Research
Albert Einstein College of Medicine of Yeshiva University
Bronx
NY
USA


Marcelle Pigananelli
Universidad Iberoamericana
Santo Domingo
Dominican Republic


C.S. Pitchumoni
Clinical Professor of Medicine Rutgers University
New York Medical College
Valhalla
NY
USA


Pooja Raghavan
Clinical Endocrinology Fellow
National Institutes of Health (NIH)
Bethesda
Maryland
USA


Dhyan Rajan
Division of Gastroenterology
Nassau University Medical Center
East Meadow
NY
USA


Kathryn J. Reid
Department of Neurology
Northwestern University, Feinberg School of Medicine

Chicago
IL
USA


Sarah Litman Rendell
Ferkauf Graduate School of Psychology of Yeshiva University
Bronx
NY
USA


Lynn Rivera
Department of Physical Therapy
D’Youville College
Buffalo
NY
USA


Anthony Santoro
Ferkauf Graduate School of Psychology of Yeshiva University
Bronx
NY
USA


Mary Stottele
AmeriCorps VISTA
Buffalo
NY
USA


Sonia Suchday
Chair of Department of Psychology
Pace University
New York
NY
USA


Charles Swencionis
Ferkauf Graduate School of Psychology of Yeshiva University
Bronx
NY
USA


Denise Tahara
Department of Health Policy and Management
School of Health Sciences and Practice at New York Medical College
Bronx
NY
USA


Sirakarn Tejavanija
Division of Clinical Nutrition, Department of Internal Medicine
Phramongkutklao Army Hospital and Medical College
Bangkok
Thailand


Allan Wolkoff
Division of Gastroenterology and Liver Diseases, Director, Marion Bessin Liver Research Center
Albert Einstein College of Medicine and Montefiore Medical Center
Bronx
NY
USA


Judith Wylie-Rosett
Division of Health Promotion and Nutrition Research, Department of Epidemiology and Population Health
Albert Einstein College of Medicine
Bronx
NY
USA




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