Experts – obesity in women

Several faculty of The University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio are experts on obesity and can comment on this timely news topic. Earlier this week, the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) released statistics indicating that, for the first time, more than 4 in 10 U.S. women are obese.

Experts available for comment from the School of Medicine are:

Richard Peterson, M.D., M.P.H., FACS, associate professor in the Department of Surgery and director of the UT Medicine San Antonio Center for Bariatric and Metabolic Surgery

Robert Ferrer, M.D., M.P.H., professor and vice chair for research in the Department of Family and Community Medicine

Amelie Ramirez, Dr.P.H., professor and interim chair of the Department of Epidemiology and Biostatistics and director of the Institute for Health Promotion Research

To schedule an interview, contact Will Sansom, media communications, at (210) 567-2579 or

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