Obesity: a global health crisis

Innovative solutions for a complex problem

Harnessing strengths across disciplines

Seeding essential research and support

Obesity: A Global Challenge

Obesity presents an unprecedented global crisis. It is not only a cause of premature death and serious health problems, including diabetes, cardiovascular disease, and stroke, but also an underlying driver of an even broader set of societal problems such as high rates of disability, inefficiency and absenteeism in the workforce, rising health care costs, stigmatization, and bullying. At TIGOR, we aspire to be a leading collaborative for global obesity research, publish research in the highest impact journals, attract new faculty, train students and fellows, and integrate civic and real-world engagement.