Integrated efforts to prevent and treat obesity and eating disorders across the lifespan

Transforming the lives of children, families and communities by promoting healthy lifestyle and weight management through excellence in research, clinical care, community outreach and education

New PCORI Project to Treat Childhood Obesity in Primary Care

The study will be conducted at primary care offices in 3 regions: Missouri, New York, and Louisiana. In Missouri, we are only recruiting participants from participating practices in the St. Louis and Columbia area.

Mobile phone technology to screen, help treat college students

The Record announces our recently-funded project to evaluate the use of a mobile app to treat common mental health issues on college campuses.

Read article »

$14 million to fund research aimed at reducing childhood obesity

The Record announces our recently-funded project to test and evaluate a family-based program aimed at reducing childhood obesity.

Read Article »

A key to tackling childhood obesity: Involve families and follow up

Our research finds that comprehensive follow-up care after family-based treatment for childhood obesity leads to better outcomes than less comprehensive follow-up care.

Read article »

New T32 Grant for Post-doctoral Trainees

Study weight and eating disorders and cardiovascular disease under the direction of international experts through a transdisciplinary NIH grant for post-doctoral trainees.

See program details »

Turning the Tide on Childhood Obesity

Our very own Denise Wilfley shared her knowledge and passion for childhood obesity at TEDx Gateway Arch in 2016.