Joseph R. Sharkey, Ph.D., M.P.H., R.D.

Joseph R. Sharkey, Ph.D., M.P.H., R.D.

Obesity is a growing epidemic in the U.S. and an issue the colleges in the Southeastern Conference (SEC) are joining together to combat.

Joseph Sharkey, Ph.D., M.P.H., RD, professor at the Texas A&M Health Science Center School of Public Health, was one of two Texas A&M University professors selected to take part in discussions of obesity research at the 2014 SEC Symposium in Atlanta. Sharkey moderated a session on workplace strategies to prevent obesity.

Sharkey is director of the Program for Research and Outreach-Engagement on Nutrition and Health Disparities in the Department of Health Promotion & Community Services in the Texas A&M School of Public Health.

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