September 2017

The Fisher Institute’s Associate Director, Prof. Youfa Wang met collaborators in South Korea working on their global childhood obesity prevention project collaborating with NASA.

March 2017
FIHW Assistant Professor, Dr. Hong Xue, was awarded a Ball State Digital Scholarship Fellowship award for his proposal:  Interdisciplinary, systems approach & big digital data enhanced obesity research. This is an exciting new area of research for the FIHW.  Congratulations to Dr. Xue!

February 2017
Recently SOGCIP in the Fisher Institute of Health and Well-Being, College of Health, Ball State University, received two new grants from the US Department of Agriculture (USDA) and the National Institute of Health (NIH), to support childhood obesity and WIC program related research. SOGCIP Director, Dr. Youfa Wang, is the PI of the subcontracts at BSU of these federal grants, and his long-term collaborator Dr. Harry Zhang at Old Dominion University is the PI supported by these grants. See our research lab and project page for additional information.

January, 2017
The Fisher Institute is pleased to introduce our newest staff member. We welcome Dr. Jungwon Min as a Research Associate.  Dr. Min will work on the research team of Dr. Youfa Wang, Fisher Institute Associate Director. Dr. Min brings a wealth of experience and expertise to the Fisher Institute. Please stop by the Fisher Institute to meet Dr. Min and welcome her to Ball State.

December 14, 2016
Dr. Youfa Wang, FIHW Associate Director is beginning his term as Chair of the Pediatric Obesity Section ( of the Obesity Society.  The Obesity Society (TOS) is the leading international professional association dedicated to “advancing the science-based understanding of the causes, consequences, prevention and treatment of obesity."