Fatphobia in Public Health and Dietetics: What Dietitians Need to Know presented by Marquisele Mercedes and Monica Kriete

Fatphobia in Public Health and Dietetics: What Dietitians Need to Know


Oct 27 2021


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12:00 PM - 2:00 PM

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  • Timezone: America/New_York
  • Date: Oct 27 2021
  • Time: 2:00 PM - 4:00 PM

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  • Marquisele Mercedes (she/they)
    Marquisele Mercedes (she/they)

    Marquisele (Mikey) Mercedes (she/they) is a fat liberationist writer, educator, and doctoral candidate from the Bronx, New York. At the Brown University School of Public Health, she works at the intersection of critical public health studies, fat studies, and scholarship on race/ism, examining how racism, anti-Blackness, and fatphobia have shaped health care, research, and public health. Her dissertation focuses on the measurement of medical anti-fatness, as well as how mainstream weight stigma researchers perpetuate anti-fatness and anti-Blackness. Mikey is also a co-host of the podcast Unsolicited: Fatties Talk Back, which explores the lived fat experience from diverse vantage points to examine fatphobia in our relationships and culture. They have been quoted for their expertise in various media outlets, including Gizmodo, Washington Post, the Wall Street Journal, and Popular Science.

  • Monica Kriete (she/her)
    Monica Kriete (she/her)

    Monica Kriete, MPH is a writer, speaker, and consultant from Harrisburg, PA dedicated to challenging weight stigma in healthcare and public health. Under the name Fatty MPH, Monica works with clinicians, researchers, public health practitioners, and students to research and address weight stigma in health policy and clinical practice. She holds a BA in Biochemistry from Kenyon College and a Master of Public Health from the Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health.

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