Thursday, April 30 / 8:30 AM - 10:00 AM   •   Sapphire Ballroom I

Session 9:
Overweight, Obesity, and Health

Chair: Neil Mehta, Emory University
Discussant: Mikko Myrskylä, Max Planck Institute for Demographic Research and London School of Economics and Political Science (LSE)

  1. The Body Mass Index-Mortality Link across the Life Course: Two Selection Biases and Their EffectsHui Zheng, Ohio State University ; Jonathan Dirlam, Ohio State University

  2. The Protective Effect of High Body Mass on Mortality Risk. Obesity Paradox or Data Artifact?Ryan K. Masters, University of Colorado, Boulder ; Sammy Zahran, Colorado State University

  3. Neighborhood Socioeconomic Change over Time and Young Children’s ObesityRachel T. Kimbro, Rice University ; Justin T. Denney, Rice University ; Mackenzie Brewer, Rice University

  4. Body Mass Transitions in Childhood and Early Adolescence: A Multistate Life Table ApproachMelanie Tran, University of Colorado, Denver ; Patrick M. Krueger, University of Colorado, Denver ; Emily McCormick, Denver Public Health ; Arthur Davidson, Denver Public Health ; Deborah Main, University of Colorado, Denver

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