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CURRENT STUDIES

We invite people of all ages and backgrounds to participate in the exciting research studies being conducted here at the
Weight Control and Diabetes Research Center. The studies are free, and many of them offer compensation for participants. To learn how you can participate, click on one of the studies below for more information, call us at (401) 793-8950, or click this link.


NAME OF STUDY DESCRIPTION ENROLLING
Exercise Timing Study This 4-month study seeks to learn more about people’s experiences with being asked to exercise at a specific time each day (for example, in the morning) and whether a certain exercise time is most helpful for becoming more active.
YES
Dial Now Study Internet-based weight loss and weight loss maintenance program for 1 year with the possibility to receive phone coaching.
YES
Project Adapt This study is a 3-month online weight loss program. All participants will use a new smartphone app that provides in-the-moment, personalized support for meeting the dietary recommendations for weight loss.
YES
Project THINK Research study for children examining how executive functioning influences eating behavior and weight over puberty.
YES
Project REST Research study that examines sleeping and eating patterns in children with overweight/obesity.
YES
Project TEACH Research study for adolescents examining working memory and eating behavior in the natural environment
YES
Project BALANCE To test a body appreciation program designed to help women prepare for the challenges of weight loss.
YES
The MOST Study: Online Weight Loss for Busy Lifestyles A year-long internet-based weight loss program designed to maximize the health benefits of behavioral weight loss
YES
The AIM Study: Wearable Sensor For Dietary Intake Experimental device study
YES
Health For Life (H4L) Internet-based weight loss program with on-site weight maintenance workshop.
YES
Cardiac Rehab Rx Weight loss 6-month behavioral weight loss program for Cardiac Rehab patients
YES
Developing a Protocol to Measure Infant Responsiveness to Food Cues To determine whether infants and toddlers respond differently to food cues when they are hungry versus full
YES
Project STEEL This study is a 6-month weight loss program. We are interested in learning more about eating-related experiences and behaviors that occur throughout a weight loss attempt.
NO
Family Based Treatment Study for Anorexia Nervosa Research study examining the efficacy of home-based treatment for adolescent anorexia nervosa
YES
Rx Weight Loss Online weight management program for patients of Rhode Island Primary Care Physician Corporatin (RIPCPC) Practices
YES
EVOLVE- Exercise Your Values of Life and Vitality Everyday Habitual exercise training study focusing on motivation
NO
Prosper Study Online 12-week behavioral weight loss program
NO
Emotion Regulation Study Research study looking at emotional factors and brain functioning that may be related to eating and/or weight status in children.
YES
Adolescent Weight Control Registry Questionnaire and interview study to learn more about adolescent weight loss and maintenance.
YES
Gestational Diabetes Prevention Program Promoting Healthy Weight Loss Before Pregnancy to Help Prevent Gestational Diabetes
NO
Teen JOIN Community-based weight control program for obese teens
NO
The BITES Study 6-Month Technology-Based Behavioral Weight Loss Program
NO
Experience Success 6-month Internet-based Behavioral Weight Loss Program
NO
GROCER Single-session discussing grocery shopping
NO
Tracking Success! Behavioral weight loss program
NO
Weight Watchers Online Online weight loss study lasting 6 months
NO
WAVE Online program for Lifespan Healthy Rewards members
NO
Healthy Beginnings Promoting Healthy Weight Gain During Pregnancy
NO
B-MOBILE: A Mobile Health (mHealth) Approach to Reducing Sedentary Time Testing of a smartphone-based treatment to reduce sedentary time in overweight adults.
NO
INSPIRE Behavioral weight loss program testing health coaches
NO
Women’s Health and Migraine (WHAM) Comparison of two behavioral treatments for migraine in women who are overweight
NO
Live SMART Behavioral weight loss program lasting 18 months.
NO
Project SLEEP Program for children 8-11 years old to learn more about how changes in sleep affect children’s daytime behaviors
NO
ORBIT Brain Study Brain imaging study of sleep’s effects on cognitive performance and brain activity in response to food cues.
NO

 

 

 

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