Become a Participant

Purpose of the Energy Balance Lab

The Center for Physical Activity and Weight Management supports research, training, and outreach on weight loss and weight maintenance. The Center's major feature is the Energy Balance Laboratory, located in the Robinson Center.

Operating since January 2000, the 8,000-square-foot facility contains state-of-the-art instrumentation to measure energy intake and energy expenditure. Funded by the National Institutes of Health, we investigate exercise, nutrition, prevention of obesity, and weight loss in both adults and children. We maintain four behaviorally based weight loss clinics.

How to Become a Participant

  1. Review Research Projects - The Energy Balance Lab has a variety of ongoing projects and we are continually adding new research projects to our website, so check back frequently. The first step in participating in a research project is to visit our listing of current studies.
  2. Determine Eligibility - While reviewing our current research projects, make sure you view the project overviews and frequently asked questions for each project. Some projects require a time and/or a dietary commitment from participants.
  3. Fill Out Eligibility Questionnaire - For projects that are actively recruiting, fill out the eligibility questionnaire linked from the current studies pages.
    Projects that are active but which have completed recruitment do not have links to a questionnaire.