Research

SELECTED CURRENT NATIONAL INSTITUTES OF HEALTH (NIH) FUNDED RESEARCH PROJECTS

Enhanced Behavioral Intervention to Improve Long-Term Weight Loss in Young Adults
Principal Investigator: John M. Jakicic, Ph.D.
Funding Agency: National Institutes of Health (NHLBI)
Purpose: To examine the strategies for improving long-term weight loss in individuals 18-35 years of age. Website: www.idea.pitt.edu
The Effect of a Stepped-Care Approach to Long-Term Weight Loss
Principal Investigator: John M. Jakicic, Ph.D.
Funding Agency: National Institutes of Health (NHLBI)
Purpose: To examine examining if a criterion-based stepped care approach to weight loss improves weight loss outcomes at 18 months.
Look AHEAD: Action for Health In Diabetes
Principal Investigator: John M. Jakicic, Ph.D.
Funding Agency: National Institutes of Health (NIDDK)
Purpose: The major goal of this project is to examine the effect of weight loss on treating patients with type 2 diabetes.
Intentional Weight Reduction and Physical and Cognitive Function
Principal Investigator: John M. Jakicic, Ph.D.
Funding Agency: National Institutes of Health (NIA)
Purpose: To determine the long-term effects of a lifestyle intervention designed to achieve and maintain weight loss on physical function, and to determine the long-term effects of a lifestyle intervention designed to achieve and maintain weight loss on cognitive function.
A Randomized Trial to Compare Surgical and Medical Treatments for Type 2 Diabetes
Principal Investigator: Anita Courcoulas, MD
Center Co-Investigator: John M. Jakicic, Ph.D.
Funding Agency: National Institutes of Health (NIDDK)
Purpose: To examine the effect of behavior modification versus surgical procedures on weight loss and diabetes control in adults with type 2 diabetes.
Preoperative Lifestyle Intervention in Bariatric Surgery
Principal Investigator: Melissa Kalarchian, Ph.D.
Center Co-Investigator: John M. Jakicic, Ph.D.
Funding Agency: National Institutes of Health (NIDDK)
Purpose: This study is examining a preoperative lifestyle intervention on outcomes in bariatric surgery patients.
Physical Activity Following Surgery Induced Weight Loss
Principal Investigator: Bret Goodpaster, Ph.D.
Center Co-Investigator: John M. Jakicic, Ph.D.
Funding Agency: National Institutes of Health (NIDDK)
Purpose: To explore the effects of physical activity on patients following surgery-induced weight loss.
The Effect of Exercise on Acute Nicotine Withdrawl: Human Study
Principal Investigators: Cynthia A. Conklin, Ph.D. and Isabella Soreca, MD
Center Co-Investigator: John M. Jakicic, Ph.D.
Funding Agency: National Institutes of Health (NIDA)
Purpose: The aim of this study is to test the effects of morning versus evening exercise on acute nicotine withdrawal, specifically on mood, cue-induced craving, and objective measures of polysomnographic sleep disturbances, in adults aged 18 to 39
Osteoporotic Fractures in Men - MROS
Principal Investigator: Jane Cauley, Ph.D.
Center Co-Investigator: John M. Jakicic, Ph.D.
Funding Agency: National Institutes of Health
Purpose: This study is examining factors associated with falls and fractures in older adults.

AFFILIATED RESEARCH CENTERS

Nutrition and Obesity Research Center (NORC)
Epidemiology Data Center
Heinz Nutrition Laboratory
University of Pittsburgh Graduate School of Public Health

PARTICIPATION

Individuals interested in obtaining more information about participation in ongoing research studies at the Physical Activity and Weight Management Research Center can contact 412-488-4184.