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

Dynamical Systems Modeling to Understand Fetal Growth in Response to an Individual-Tailored Prenatal Weigh Gain Intervention

Part of The Healthy Mom Zone Study

  • 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