Please join us for a screening of the award-winning documentary Addiction Incorporated.
This hard-hitting 2011 documentary tells the story of whistleblower Victor DeNoble, the research scientist at a major tobacco company who proved that cigarettes were addictive. DeNoble took his findings to the people despite a strict confidentiality agreement, eventually testifying about his research in the infamous 1994 Congressional hearings with the heads of the major tobacco companies.
Following the screening, hear from Tobacco Control staff of Philadelphia’s Department of Public Health and members of the Penn community about on-going tobacco control efforts.
Why are there differences in obesity between Arab and Jewish adolescents in Israel?
Dr. Orna Baron-Epel, PhD, MPH
School of Public Health
University of Haifa, Israel
Monday, April 28th, 3:30PM - 4:30PM
1412 Biomedical Research Building (BRB)
Join us for the next upcoming event in our Community Engagement Seminar Series!
Orna Baron-Epel, PhD, MPH is a professor at the School of Public Health, University of Haifa, Israel. Dr. Baron-Epel developed the MPH program at the University of Haifa, and served as head of The Health Promotion Program from 2003-2011. Dr. Baron-Epel is the editor of the Israeli Health Promotion Journal and conducts research on social aspects of tobacco use, alcohol abuse, health and the built environment, social support, discrimination and road accidents and injuries.
Abstract: This seminar will discuss research on two culturally and economically distinct ethnic populations who reside side by side in Israel: Jews and Arabs. The prevalence of obesity in both adults and adolescents is higher among Arabs than among Jews, which corresponds to the lower socioeconomic status (SES) among Arabs. However, when assessing levels of SES in neighborhoods (i.e., towns), the opposite is apparent: in the Arab lower-SES towns, the odds of an adolescent being overweight or obese are lower than in the higher-SES towns. This paradox will be examined relative to possible explanations for the prevalence of obesity in the two populations, including individual health behaviors and the built environment.