Interview: Reflecting on Obesity Research


“Sometimes socio-economic mobility does not have positive effects on health,” Antwan Jones says, explaining his recent research on how parental socio-economic status affects childhood obesity risk. He points out that while we often think of socio-economic gains and employment as beneficial to families, the absence of parents from the home can have under-acknowledged consequences, including higher obesity rates. Teasing out these nuances in public health, race, socio-economic status, and neighborhood, is one of Jones’s passions. Click the photo above to read the entire news release!