Oregon's obesity epidemic

Jonathan Purnell, M.D.
Jonathan Purnell, M.D.

Jonathan Purnell, M.D. talks about Oregon's obesity epidemic and research efforts at OHSU to combat this growing problem. He also offers advice based on research evidence to those battling weight issues.


Dr. Purnell's clinical interests include endocrinology, metabolism, obesity, diabetes and hyperlipidema. He received his medical degree from OHSU in 1986, and completed his residency training at the University of Vermont in Burlington. He completed his Endocrinology fellowship at the University of Washington in Seattle. Dr. Purnell is board certified in Internal Medicine and in Endocrinology.

Air Date: Saturday, September 10, 2011