The overall goal of the Research in Diverse Populations Section is to promote research and mentorship for the scientific interests of TOS members of diverse backgrounds or with a research focus on diverse human populations (including but not limited to: race, sex, ethnicity, sexual orientation, and gender identity). Research focus: populations underrepresented in obesity research or those disproportionately affected by obesity; human research samples comparing effects and dynamics in groups with diverse racial, ethnic, geographic and/or economic backgrounds.
- To increase the visibility of Diversity Section activities through the Society's communication tools, including but not limited to: the website, eblasts, and member newsletters
- To develop a comprehensive Section program for the annual meeting
- To foster a mentoring program within the Society