This center is an interdisciplinary program that aims to improve the world's diet, prevent obesity, and reduce weight stigma by establishing creative connections between science and public policy, developing targeted research, encouraging frank dialogue among key constituents. A key objective is to work with, through, and when needed, against the key institutions that affect national and global nutrition. These include governments, food and agriculture industries, the media, the scientific community, and communities. The Rudd Center's membership includes diverse faculty from the College, EPH, Law, Nursing, and the Medical School. An example of a DERC program that interfaces with the Rudd Center is the school-based clinical research in obesity conducted by the team headed by Drs. Margaret Grey and Sonia Caprio, both DERC members.