The Center for Obesity Research and Education was founded in 2006. We are affiliated with the College of Public Health at Temple University, and faculty and staff here have appointments either in the College of Public Health or Temple’s Medical School. At the Center, our faculty and staff conduct important research on improving health in children and adults, particularly related to weight control, and reducing the risk of other diseases such as diabetes and heart disease. This also includes studies on enhancing sleep. Research – including our own – is beginning to show that getting a good night’s sleep is important for promoting healthy behaviors and decreasing obesity risk.