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Weight Loss Can't Cure Obesity, So What Can?

For decades, stigma and shame drove discourse around obesity. That’s finally changing, as modern science continues to reshape those conversations. Obesity is now widely recognized as a lifelong chronic disease––but what’s behind that evolution? Why does raising awareness about obesity’s complexities matter for individuals living with it? And how can a better understanding of obesity impact long-term treatment plans and outcomes?

Omada Health’s Carolyn Jasik, MD, Chief Medical Officer, is back for another webinar with world-renowned obesity specialist, Fatima Cody Stanford, MD, Associate Professor of Medicine and Pediatrics at Massachusetts General Hospital / Harvard Medical School and Bola Bukoye, Senior Clinical Manager of Quality and Health Equity at Omada Health. 


The webinar covers the following:

  • Why is obesity considered a chronic disease?

  • How do the primary obesity risk factors affect weight loss attempts and weight regain?

  • What does support look like for individuals on their weight health journey?


Carolyn Jasik, MD

Chief Medical Officer, Omada Health

Carolyn is a board-certified physician with a career spanning health technology startups, multidisciplinary care, education, and research associateships. Carolyn previously spent 14 years with the University of California as an Associate Professor of Pediatrics and Clinical Instructor at San Francisco General Hospital. She completed her Medical Degree at the University of Chicago’s Pritzker School of Medicine and her research training at the University of California, San Francisco. At Omada, Carolyn supports the clinical and research teams to create and test the next generation of integrated chronic disease care programming via digital therapeutics.

Fatima Cody Stanford


Dr. Stanford, an Associate Professor of Medicine and Pediatrics at Massachusetts General Hospital/Harvard Medical School, is a pioneering obesity medicine physician with over 170 peer-reviewed publications. Recognized for her leadership and contributions to public health, Dr. Stanford has received numerous awards, including the AMA Inspirational Physician Award and the MMS Award for Women’s Health. Her extensive training includes an Obesity Medicine & Nutrition Fellowship at MGH/HMS and serving as a health communications fellow at the CDC. Recently, she was named to the 2025 Dietary Guidelines Advisory Committee by the US Departments of Health and Human Services and Agriculture.

Bola Bukoye, MSPH, CPHQ

Senior Manager of Clinical Quality and Health Equity at Omada Health

Bola is a public health expert and certified quality improvement professional with experience leading healthy equity projects around the world. She received her BS in Biological Sciences at the Mississippi University for Women and earned her MSPH degree in Global Health at the Harvard T.H Chan School of Public Health with a major in epidemiology of infectious diseases. Bola has spent her career driving innovation and health system transformation at institutions like Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center, Boston Children’s Hospital, and Ariadne Labs. She’s a passionate advocate for creating healthcare systems that deliver equitable outcomes for all communities.