Ongoing Research Studies

Research Studies at CCOR

Preventing Obesity through Interventions during Infancy

Project INSIGHT

  • National Institute of Health
  • Co-PI’s: Drs. Ian Paul, Hershey Medical Center, & Leann Birch, University of Georgia
  • Co-I: Dr. Jennifer Savage Williams, CCOR

Effects of Birth Order and Genetics on Infant Parenting and Obesity Risk

Project SibSIGHT

  • National Institute of Health
  • Co-PI’s: Drs. Ian Paul, Hershey Medical Center, & Leann Birch, University of Georgia
  • Co-I: Dr. Jennifer Savage Williams, CCOR

Exploring Alternatives to Restriction: A randomized intervention trial aimed at promoting children’s intake of candy in moderation

  • National Confectioners Association
  • PI: Dr. Jennifer Savage Williams, CCOR
  • CO-PI: Brandi Y. Rollins, CCOR

Control Systems Engineering for Optimizing a Prenatal Weight Gain Intervention

The Healthy Mom Zone Study

  • National Institute of Health
  • PI: Dr. Danielle Downs, Kinesiology
  • CO-I: Dr. Jennifer Savage Williams

Using Dynamical Systems Modeling to Understand Effects of an Individually Tailored Prenatal Weight Gain Intervention on Fetal Growth and Postnatal Obesity Risk

Part of The Healthy Mom Zone Study

  • National Institute of Health
  • CTSI, Penn State University
  • PI: Dr. Jennifer Savage Williams, CCOR

Evaluating Coordination of Care Between Pediatricians and WIC Nutritionists: Early Obesity Prevention for WIC Mothers and Children

  • United States Department of Health Resources & Services Administration (HRSA)
  • Dr. Jennifer Savage Williams, CCOR

Promoting Healthy Dietary Behaviors among Low-income Families in Central PA

  • Pennsylvania Dept. of Human Services, U.S. Dept. Agriculture
  • Dr. Jennifer Savage Williams, CCOR

Evaluation of Online Educational Modules for Promotion of Responsive Feeding and Healthy Dietary Behaviors Among Low-Income Families in Central PA

  • Pennsylvania Dept. of Public Welfare, U.S. Dept. Agriculture
  • Dr. Jennifer Savage Williams, CCOR

The Green Smoothie Project

  • Dr. Brandi Y. Rollins, CCOR

The Girls’ NEEDS Project

  • National Institute of Health
  • PI: Dr. Leann L. Birch

Project EMPOWER: Understanding the Mother-Infant Dynamic of Sleep and Stress on Energy Balance and Infant Feeding Practices during Early Infancy

  • USDA Childhood Obesity Prevention Training Program
  • PI: Elizabeth Adams, CCOR Ph.D. Student
  • Co-I's: Drs. Jennifer Savage Williams, CCOR, Ian Paul, Hershey Medical Center, Orfeu Buxton, Biobehavioral Health, Joshua Smyth, Biobehavioral Health, Danielle Downs, Kinesiology