C. Everett Koop Institute

Investigators at the C. Everett Koop Institute examine the powerful influences that drive unhealthy, disease-causing behaviors, such as tobacco use and the overconsumption of alcohol and highly processed foods. Through rigorous scientific research, the Koop Institute studies the effects of advertising, entertainment media, and individuals’ own genetics on these behaviors, and advocates for policies that protect public health, especially in children.


Many Dartmouth students contribute to research at the Koop Institute, as Diane Gilbert-Diamond D’98, ScD, explains in this video about unhealthy food marketing to children.