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Joining the EOSIG

Membership is open to iHEA members who are working and/or studying in the economics of obesity. 

For more information, or to join the group, please contact either Emma Frew,,  or

Benefits of Joining:

  • Access to the EOSIG members resource area of the iHEA website.
  • Opportunity to contribute to government consultations as part of the EOSIG.
  • Monthly newsletters reporting latest guidance/policy/key papers emerging from the EOSIG.
  • Opportunity to contribute to pre-congress sessions, workshops and special organised sessions led by the EOSIG.
  • To work with other EOSIG members to produce briefing papers/editorials and commentaries for various audiences.
  • Networking and contribution to a global network of economists all working on economics of obesity.
  • Opportunity to share practical experience and discuss common hurdles and methodological challenges of conducting research within this complex setting.
  • Provide opportunity for work placements for junior/mid-career researchers working in LMIC’s as well as high-income country settings.
  • Shared supervision of PhD students.


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