COPPR is a joint center of the Brown School and Washington University Medical School, and directed by Dr. Debra Haire-Joshu.
COPPR’s Objectives
  • Conduct research designed to eliminate obesity and diabetes in underserved populations
  • Collaborate with national partners to disseminate evidence-based research
  • Work with national and state policymakers to ensure the development of evidence-based obesity and diabetes policy
COPPR’s Impact

In collaboration with national partners, COPPR has impacted the obesity and diabetes epidemics through:

  • Training: Over 1,500 educators trained to deliver evidence-based obesity and diabetes prevention interventions
  • Reach: Over 4,000 families have received obesity and diabetes prevention strategies
  • Policy: Over 850 nutrition and physical activity policies have been collected and evaluated for evidence-based content