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UH Moment: Dr. Lee's Research Featured on Houston Public Radio.

HHP faculty Dr. Rebecca Lee's "Science and Community" project at The Texas Obesity Research Center was featured on KUHF 88.7 Houston Public Radio's UH Moment. UH Moment is a weekly feature heard on Wednesdays at 7:49 a.m. and 6:30 p.m.

The segment by Marisa Ramirez featured an interview with Dr. Lee, you can listen to the entire segment below:

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The article was also featured on the KUHF website, below is an excerpt from the article:

"I can get you to move around eat less and you will lose weight, but the problem is that I cannot follow you around 24 hours a day," said Rebecca Lee, assistant professor and director of the UH Texas Obesity Research Center.  "We need some kind of sustainable solution to prevent and treat obesity."

Lee's "Science and Community" project (full name: Science and Community: Ending Obesity Improving Health) works with stakeholders in the Houston Latino and African American communities, populations with steep obesity rates.  Her approach is something called community based participatory research.

"We're here with the science and we reach out to the community to try to develop that bridge, to try to immerse that science in the community, so that science becomes part of the community and an important part of sustaining good health," she said.


KUHF 88.7, Houston Public Radio, broadcast by the University of Houston, has featured the HHP department in various segments on the program UH moment. UH Moment is a weekly feature heard Wednesdays at 7:49 a.m. and 6:30 p.m. Featured each week are students, faculty and administrators telling stories of the innovative research, programs and successes that make up the story of the University of Houston.

You can listen to more HHP stories previously featured on UH Moment here.

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Science and Community Project at TORC