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  • Jessica LaRose, PhD

    Jessica Gokee LaRose, PhD
    Assistant Professor

    196 Richmond Street
    Providence, RI 02903
    Phone: 401-793-8283
    Fax: 401-793-8944

  • Current Active Grants

  • Recruiting and Retaining Young Adults in Behavioral Weight Loss Treatment

    The goals of this grant are twofold: 1) to use qualitative methods to conduct formative work aimed at improving recruitment and retention efforts with emerging adults, and 2) to conduct a randomized controlled trial to test the feasibility and preliminary efficacy of three different approaches to longer-term weight control with this age group. (K23 DK083440-01)

    Principal Investigator: Jessica Gokee LaRose, PhD

    Co-Investigators/Mentors: Rena R. Wing, PhD; Elissa Jelalian, PhD; Kathleen Morrow, PhD; Joseph Fava, PhD; Cora E. Lewis, MD

    Funding Agency: The National Institute of Diabetes and Digestive and Kidney Diseases

    Dates: 2009 - 2014

    Prevention of Weight Gain in Young Adults

    "STOP (Study toPrevent) Weight Gain" is a randomized clinical trial testing two innovative interventions to prevent weight gain over an average 3 years of follow-up in individuals 18 to 35 years of age. This study will compare these interventions to each other and to a control condition in a 3-armed randomized controlled clinical trial. (R01 HL090864-01A1)

    Principal Investigator: Rena R. Wing, PhD

    Co-Investigator: Jessica Gokee LaRose, PhD

    Collaborators at Other Sites: Deborah F. Tate, PhD (PI at UNC Chapel Hill), Amy A. Gorin, PhD, (Consultant at University of Connecticut)

    Funding Agency: The National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute

    Dates: 2009 - 2014