The Energy Balance Laboratory has a variety of ongoing research projects. For more information regarding any research project, please contact the project coordinator listed on each study page.
The Weight Management for Adolescents with IDD study is designed to investigate the impact of two delivery systems (face-to-face and technology) and two diets (enhanced Stop Light Diet and conventional diet) on weight loss and maintenance in adolescents with intellectual and developmental disabilities.
The Midwest Diet and Exercise Trial (M-DEx) is designed to investigate 3 different methods of delivering a weight management program in a primary care clinic.
We are looking for adults (ages 18+) with intellectual and developmental disabilities who are not currently participating in a regular exercise program and are interested in starting a weight loss and physical activity program.
PAAC 3 is designed to compare two methods of delivering short (~10 min) physical activity breaks that will occur during the regular school day for 3 years.
We are looking for adolescents (ages 10-21) with intellectual and developmental disabilities who are not currently participating in a regular exercise program and are interested in starting a physical activity program.
This study is an 18-month study. The first 6 months concentrate on weight loss and the next 12 months are a weight maintenance phase. Individuals in this study will be randomized to one of two groups.