The Center for Healthy Weight and Wellness specializes in a diverse array of clinical and behavioral research. Our research efforts focus on the causes, characterization, prevention and treatment of obesity and eating disorders in a wide range of patient populations, as well as on improving access to care.
Overarching research objectives include:
- investigating the role of familial and social factors in the etiology
prevention and treatment of weight and eating disorders
- utilizing principles of basic behavioral science to inform obesity and eating disorders research
- determining intervention strategies aimed at preventing comorbidity, relapse and disability in obesity and eating disorders
- developing and examining efficient training and delivery methods for the implementation of evidence-based interventions for obesity and eating disorders in primary health care settings