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