Associate Professor Yoosun Park Co-Authors Coronavirus and Childhood Obesity

"COVID-19 Pandemic May Exacerbate Childhood Obesity," co-authored by SSW Associate Professor Yoosun Park, M.S.W., Ph.D., takes a look at the potentially horrifying consequences for children brought on by the novel coronavirus pandemic. 

"Public health scientists predict that school closures due to the COVID-19 pandemic will exacerbate the epidemic of childhood obesity in the United StatesAndrew Rundle, DrPH, associate professor of epidemiology at Columbia University Mailman School of Public Health, and colleagues expect that COVID-19-related school closures will double out‐of‐school time this year for many children in the U.S. and will exacerbate risk factors for weight gain associated with summer recess." 

For the full article, visit the Columbia University Mailman School of Public Health website