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RESOURCE: The Spread of Obesity in a Large Social Network over 32 Years

Background
The prevalence of obesity has increased substantially over the past 30 years. We
performed a quantitative analysis of the nature and extent of the person-to-person
spread of obesity as a possible factor contributing to the obesity epidemic.

 

http://www.nejm.org/doi/pdf/10.1056/NEJMsa066082

Brian S McGowan, PhD

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Brian is a research scientist and educational technologist. He helped transform Pfizer’s Medical Education Group and previously served in educational leadership roles at HealthAnswers, Inc.; Acumentis, LLC.; Cephalon; and Wyeth. He taught graduate medical education programs at Arcadia University for 10 years. Dr. McGowan recently authored the book "#socialQI: Simple Solutions for Improving Your Healthcare" and has been invited to speak internationally on the subject of information flow, technology, and learning in healthcare.

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