Lecture to look at gender, weight perceptions and quality of life

Learn about gender-specific differences in perception of weight and related quality of life at an upcoming lecture sponsored by the Penn State Center for Women’s Health Research.

At noon on Monday, Sept. 16, Paula Lantz, professor and chair of the Department of Health Policy at the George Washington University School of Public Health and Health Services in Washington, D.C., will present “Gender Differences in Weight Perceptions and Weight-Related Quality of Life.” The talk will be presented in Lecture Room D on the campus of Penn State Milton S. Hershey Medical Center and Penn State College of Medicine, and will be video-conferenced live to 114 Henderson on the University Park campus.

Lantz received her doctorate in social demography and master of science degree in epidemiology from the University of Wisconsin and did a post-doctoral fellowship in health policy at the University of Michigan. She teaches courses on public health policy and policy analysis methods. She maintains an active research agenda, focusing on women’s clinical preventive services and on social disparities in health over the life course.

Lantz was recently elected to the Institute of Medicine and is on the Board of Directors of Whitman Walker Health Center in Washington, D.C.

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Last Updated September 11, 2013