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.

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.