Weight Bias and Weight Stigma

Dr. Fatima Cody Stanford, a leading obesity expert, discusses weight bias and weight stigma.

As an obesity physician, Dr. Stanford treats people with obesity daily, and sees the challenges they face due to weight bias and weight stigma. This conversation exposes the origins of these biases, why they are so harmful, and how we all have roles to play in defeating them – especially as parents and family members. Dr. Stanford also speaks to the parallels between racism and obesity discrimination.

Dr. Fatima Stanford is also an internationally recognized physician, scientist, educator, and policy maker, affiliated with Mass General Hospital and the Harvard Medical School. She holds a Medical Degree, a Master’s in Public Health, and a Master’s of Public Administration. She completed a fellowship in obesity medicine & nutrition and a residency in internal medicine and pediatrics.

This episode is the second of a two part conversation. Part one explores the complex causes of obesity and Dr. Stanford’s personalized approach to treatment.