Beyond BMI: Understanding Body Composition and Obesity

Streaming LIVE on YouTube | June 27 at 7 PM EST

Empower your health journey with knowledge beyond Body Mass Index (BMI). Explore the importance of body composition metrics and learn how they impact your well-being. With the increasing usage of obesity medications, understanding these metrics is more crucial than ever. Join experts Nina Crowley, PhD, and Angela Fitch, MD, for our next Health Talk on Obesity Medications and Body Composition.

Presented by: Angela Fitch, MD, FACP, FOMA and Nina Crowley, PhD, RD

Angela Fitch, MD, FACP, FOMA is the current president of the Obesity Medicine Association. She practiced primary care for 10 years before becoming a diplomate of the American Board of Obesity Medicine in 2012. She is currently the Chief Medical Officer and Co-Founder of knownwell, a comprehensive longitudinal obesity treatment and primary care clinic focused on delivering unbiased non-stigmatizing care for patients with obesity throughout the country. She is a former Assistant Professor of Medicine at Harvard University, the former co-director of the Massachusetts General Hospital Weight Center, a current ex-officio board member of the Obesity Action Coalition, and a founding member of the Massachusetts Coalition for Action on Obesity. Dr. Fitch is board-certified in obesity medicine, internal medicine, and pediatrics.

Nina Crowley, PhD, RD, is a devoted advocate for improving communication, patient-centered care, and accessibility in obesity care. With a Ph.D. in Health Psychology from Walden University, an MS in Health Care Policy and Management from SUNY Stony Brook, and a BS in Nutrition Science from Cornell University, Dr. Crowley began her career as a bariatric dietitian and later served as the program director for the Metabolic and Bariatric Surgery Program at the Medical University of South Carolina. Currently, in her role as the Professional Affiliations and Education Manager for seca’s Medical Body Composition and Bioimpedance Analysis Division, she collaborates with healthcare providers to advance education on body composition analysis. Dr. Crowley has significantly contributed to the field through publications, presentations, and media involvement focusing on obesity care, behavior change, policy and advocacy, and body composition. A passionate and committed volunteer and leader, Nina is deeply entrenched in professional associations for dietitians and obesity care providers and serves on the board of directors for the Obesity Action Coalition, working to educate and champion for access to care individuals living with obesity. Follow her insights on obesity care on LinkedIn and Twitter (@PsychoDietitian).

Sign-up to get event reminders so you can attend when they take place!

OAC Health Talks are short (~20 minute) educational videos diving deeper into specific health topics we know our community and the public care about. They are designed to empower individuals by educating and connecting them to trusted health experts who lean on the science to provide straightforward, practical answers and insight. Our Health Talks will provide an open space that supports conversation, engages viewers in specific and relevant health topics, and lets you connect with peers while watching.


Subscribe to our YouTube channel to make sure you receive alerts for more great education and resources by clicking the button below!

Subscribe to OAC’s YouTube Channel!