Samuel H. Preston

Office Address: 

289 McNeil

215-746-5396

News

  • Research led by professor Samuel Preston and Penn alum Andrew Stokes of the School of Arts and Sciences measured the impact of rising obesity on mortality rates in the United States, based on the maximum body mass index of individuals between 1988 and 2011. They found that the obesity epidemic is to blame for preventing the U.S. from fully benefitting from factors that could lower mortality rates, such as medical advancements and reductions in smoking. Read article here.

  • Sam Preston and Andrew Stokes have just published in the American Journal of Preventative Medicine. The full text of their new article "Prevalence and Trends in Lifetime Obesity in the U.S., 1988-2014" is now available online. Boston University, where Stokes teaches global health, has published a press release about their findings. Obesity affects the health of more than half of adults in the US and the PSC is proud to support the researchers investigating this epidemic.
  • Sam Preston and Andrew Stokes have just published in the American Journal of Preventative Medicine. The full text of their new article "Prevalence and Trends in Lifetime Obesity in the U.S., 1988-2014" is now available online. Boston University, where Stokes teaches global health, has published a press release about their findings. Obesity affects the health of more than half of adults in the US and the PSC is proud to support the researchers investigating this epidemic.