Research

The research areas studied in the Center for Healthy Weight and Wellness include:

  • examining the etiology, prevention and treatment of obesity and eating disorders in children and adults
  • the classification, characterization, assessment and risk factors of eating and weight-related disorders
  • the development of effective treatments for individuals suffering from such disorders
  • the development of innovative and cost-effective methods for early intervention and prevention of eating- and weight-related disorders
  • evaluating novel treatment delivery models, including the effectiveness of online and mobile interventions and support tools, to increase scalability of access to evidence-based care

View our Selected Publications page to learn more about the lab’s specific research.

Ongoing Research Projects

Examples of Completed Studies

  • StayingFit
  • TODAY (Treatment Options for type 2 Diabetes in Adolescents and Youth)
  • COMPASS (Comprehensive Maintenance Program to Achieve Sustained Success)
  • RIAN (Research Interventions in Anorexia Nervosa)
  • POWER-UP (Preventing Weight Gain and Enhancing Relationships in Underserved Populations)