CHD Research

Ongoing Research Studies

chd researchThe Center for Health Disparities (CHD) at the Uniformed Services University of the Health Sciences (USU) benefits from association with two active USU laboratories and from partnerships with a variety of research programs.

A key objective is to support interdisciplinary research programs involving mutually beneficial cooperation between scientists and academics on the one hand, and communities on the other. These are the studies with whom we work.

 

Mobile Attention Retraining in Adolescents with Loss of Control Eating

Parents of Teens: Do you worry about your child’s eating or weight? Consider participating in a research study with the Uniformed Services University of the Health Sciences.

This study is testing whether attention training tasks delivered on a mobile phone will help change teen’s eating habits. We are looking for adolescents aged 12 to 17 years who are above average weight and report loss of control over eating. Study visits take place at the Uniformed Services University of the Health Sciences. Individuals who qualify to participate in this study will be compensated for their time. For more information, please call 301-295-0864.

Preventing Obesity in Military Communities - Adolescents (POMC-A)

Parents of Teens: Are you concerned about your child’s eating? Is he or she above average weight? Consider participating in a research study with the Uniformed Services University of the Health Sciences, Walter Reed National Military Medical Center and Fort Belvoir Community Hospital. 

This study is testing how effective a group program is in the prevention of excess weight gain among military dependents aged 12 to 17 years who are above average weight and report loss of control eating. Study visits take place at Walter Reed National Military Medical Center and Fort Belvoir Community Hospital. Individuals who qualify to participate in this study will be compensated for their time.

For more information, please call 301-295-1598 or 301-295-0708