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Global Obesity Prevention Center 

The Global Obesity Prevention Center (GOPC) is dedicated to developing integrated solutions to prevent and control global obesity using systems science methods.

Through August 2019, the Center was headquartered in the Department of International Health at the Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health. The GOPC brings together experts from disciplines that have traditionally worked on obesity (e.g., nutrition, psychology, epidemiology and biology) with experts new to obesity (e.g., computer science, marketing and engineering) to bring innovative methods and tools and to tackle this major global epidemic.