Current Active Grants

Gene x Behavioral Interaction in the Look AHEAD Study


This study examines genetic predictors of the degree of weight loss and change in fitness during behavioral weight loss intervention.

Principal Investigators: Jeanne McCaffery, PhD; Rena Wing, PhD

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

Dates: 2009-2013



The VETSA Longitudinal Twin Study of Cognition and Aging

This study examines the contribution of genetic and environmental factors to cognitive aging.
Principal Investigators: Jeanne McCaffery, PhD (Subcontract) and Michael Lyons, PhD (Project PI)
Funding Agency: National Institute of Aging
Dates: 2008-2013


Biobehavioral studies of cardiovascular disease


This study is designed to examine the biobehavioral predictors of cardiovascular risk factors and disease.

Principal Investigators: Jeanne McCaffery, PhD (Subcontract) & Stephen B. Manuck. PhD (Project PI)

Funding Agency: National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute

Dates: 2007 - 2012


Neurocognitive markers of cognitive decline


This study is designed to examine genetic and MRI predictors of cognitive decline.

Principal Investigators: Jeanne McCaffery, PhD (Subcontract) & Robert Paul, PhD (Project PI)

Funding Agency: National Institute of Neurological Disorders and Stroke


Dates:
2007 - 2012