The O Word: How Obesity is Being Redefined

From the Show: HER
Summary: The truth about her mind, her body, her life, and her O-word - obesity.
Air Date: 3/30/23
Duration: 10 Minutes
Guest Bio: Fatima Cody Stanford , MD, MPH, MPA
Fatima Cody Stanford, MD, MPH, MPA, FAAP, FACP, FTOS is an obesity medicine
physician scientist, educator, and policy maker at Massachusetts General Hospital and Harvard
Medical School. She is a national and internationally sought after expert in obesity medicine
who bridges the intersection of medicine, public health, policy, and disparities.
Dr. Stanford received her BS and MPH from Emory University as a MLK Scholar, her MD from
the Medical College of Georgia School of Medicine as a Stoney Scholar, and her MPA from the
Harvard Kennedy School of Government as a Zuckerman Fellow in the Harvard Center for
Public Leadership. She completed her Obesity Medicine & Nutrition Fellowship at MGH/HMS
after completing her internal medicine and pediatrics residency at the University of South
Carolina. She has served as a health communications fellow at the Centers for Disease Control
and Prevention and as a behavioral sciences intern at the American Cancer Society.
Upon completion of her MPH, Dr. Stanford received the Gold Congressional Award, the highest
honor that Congress bestows upon America’s youth. Dr. Stanford has completed a medicine
and media internship at the Discovery Channel. An American Medical Association (AMA)
Foundation Leadership Award recipient in 2005, an AMA Paul Ambrose Award for national
leadership among resident physicians in 2009, she was selected for the AMA Inspirational
Physician Award in 2015. The American College of Physicians (ACP) selected her as the 2013
recipient of the Joseph E. Johnson Leadership Award and the Massachusetts ACP selected her
for the Young Leadership Award in 2015. She is the 2017 recipient of the Harvard Medical
School Amos Diversity Award and Massachusetts Medical Society Award for Women’s Health.

The O Word: How Obesity is Being Redefined
Dr. Fatima Stanford discusses obesity and her book, Facing Overweight and Obesity: A Complete Guide for Children and Adults