Mitchell's recent obesity talks

Saturday, October 21, 2017

Dr. Nia Mitchell is no stranger to speaking at events, especially when the subject is about obesity, her primary research focus. She has been on the road quite a bit lately presenting in Virginia, Mississippi, and a local university in Durham, NC. 

"Reviewing the Evidence for National Weight Loss Programs"

North Carolina Central University
October 11, 2017
During this presentation Mitchell shared information on the problem of obesity in the US and suggested reasons for the epidemic while providing scientific evidence and data analysis behind several national weight loss programs. See an online recording here. 

"A Conversation about Obesity: Its Causes & Treatments"

The Faces of H.O.P.E. (Richmond, VA)
September 29, 2017

In honor of childhood obesity awareness month, which is during the month of September, Mitchell spoke at a breakfast event that spoke about cases and treatments of obesity in children, and how to help kids make healthy choices. 

“Take Off Pounds Sensibly (TOPS): An Option to Treat Obesity in the Underserved”

Mississippi Center for Obesity Research (Jackson, MS)
September 21, 2017

Mitchell's main research work involves Take Off Pounds Sensibly (TOPS), a national, low-cost, nonprofit weight loss program. During this seminar in Mississippi, she talked about how the program works, the results they have seen, and how it can be used to treat underserved populations.