EdLab Seminar: Morbid Obesity and the Potential of Low Academic and Low Career Outcomes with Kimberley Yang

A look at the impact of morbid obesity on academic and career outcomes.

29 March 2017
12:00 PM - 1:30 PM


525 W 120th Street
New York, NY 10027


Event Details

Topic: Morbid Obesity and the Potential of Low Academic and Low Career Outcomes

Leader: Kimberley Yang

Description: Educators and child social services often overlook low academic and low career outcomes associated with health related issues. One issue in particular is morbid obesity and the obstacles that can arise when one has to deal with this medical condition. Being morbidly obese is a condition that is easily noticed but is mired in various contexts of assumptions and expectations from society. Adverse Childhood Experiences (ACEs) are the basis for many reasons why morbid obesity can be a factor in low academic and career outcomes. This study is based on my private psychotherapy practice that evaluated adult (over the age of 18) patients who were seeking bariatric surgery to lose weight through surgical intervention. All the patients are required to undergo a psychological evaluation with standardized questions to be determined satisfactory or non-satisfactory for surgery. The study is based on a sample of 480 bariatric patients from 2012 to 2016.

Pre-Read: Adverse Childhood Experiences https://www.cdc.gov/violenceprevention/acestudy/about_ace.html


Location: Fifth Floor

Tech: No Computers or Cell Phones Please

RSVP by Friday, March 24th

Food: Subway Sandwiches

Vialogues Commentors:

This seminar will be recorded and placed on Vialogues.

Producers: Gary Natriello, George Nantwi