Ongoing Research Opportunities for Participants

Sedentary Measurement Research Study: Dr. Jordan Carlson’s research team is currently seeking participants for a sedentary measurement research study. Click HERE for more information about eligibility and contact information for the research team if you are interested.

Diet Intake and Energy Expenditure Study:  KUMC’s Center for Physical Activity and Weight Management is looking for adolescents (11-17 years) with intellectual and developmental disabilities to be in a research program to figure out the best ways to collect how much someone eats. The team will be recruiting through March 2019, so there is plenty of time. See the recruitment flyer and to learn more about the study, click HERE.

Training Opportunity for LCSW, LPC, PhD/PsyD: Family-Based Behavioral Treatment for Obesity – April 25th and 26th, 2019 – Kansas City, Missouri. The registration is now CLOSED but you can read the training details and objectives in the recruitment letter. If you would like to be contacted for a future training, please contact Emily DeWit at

Zoom to Health is an 8-week group treatment program for overweight children and their parents/caregivers. The program provides targeted parenting skills instruction combined with evidence-based nutrition recommendations. Parents and children meet in separate, concurrent groups. Learn more about Zoom to Health.

BATE, or Brain, Appetite, Teens, and Exercise, aims to develop effective, evidence-based lifestyle interventions to prevent and treat childhood obesity and related co-morbidities. As well as quantify appetite and neural mechanisms of food reward in overweight/obese (OW/OB) sedentary youth and to quantify changes following the implementation of a physical activity intervention. Learn about BATE.

Teen HEALTH is a study at the University of Kansas in Lawrence that aims to further understand adolescents’ health habits and behavior, including dietary behavior, sleep, and mood. Adolescents 13-18 years old are enrolled in the study for 10 days, answer brief surveys each evening through e-mail, and attend a 2 hour lab visit at KU with their parents. Contact the Pediatric Health Insight Team to learn more about this research opportunity.