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Prevention and Treatment Trials

 

 

Gestational Diabetes Prevention Program:

The overall purpose of this study is to determine the efficacy of a pre-pregnancy lifestyle intervention to reduce the recurrence of gestational diabetes mellitus in multiethnic overweight and obese women. The study is a collaboration with the Miriam Hospital/Warrant Alpert Medical School at Brown University and is funded by the National Institutes of Health (NIH). To get more information click here.

Principal Investigator: Suzanne Phelan, sphelan@calpoly.edu, 805-756-2087

Co Investigator: Todd Hagobian, thahobia@calpoly.edu, 805-756-7511

 


Partners in Health:

The purpose of this study is to test the feasibility of a couples based approach to weight management during pregnancy.  Expectant couples will be randomly assigned to a standard care condition or standard care + couples based intervention to prevent excessive gestational weight gain in mothers and promote > 10% weight loss in partners. This study is part of the Cal Poly/French Hospital Medical Center Prevention Working Group and is jointly funded by both institutions. 

Principal Investigator: Suzanne Phelan, sphelan@calpoly.edu, 805-756-2087

 


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Healthy Beginnings:

The purpose of this study is to determine the efficacy of a multi-component lifestyle intervention that incorporates partial meal replacements into a comprehensive and nutritionally sound behavioral program to promote healthy gestational weight gain in pregnancy. The study is a collaboration with the Miriam Hospital/Warrant Alpert Medical School at Brown University and is part of a consortium of randomized clinical trials (LIFE-Moms) funded by the National Institutes of Health (NIH).

Principal Investigator: Suzanne Phelan, sphelan@calpoly.edu, 805-756-2087

Co Investigator: Todd Hagobian, thahobia@calpoly.edu, 805-756-7511

 

Healthy Beginnings in Partners:

The primary purpose of this study is to determine whether a lifestyle intervention to prevent excessive gestational weight gain in overweight/obese pregnant women has a positive “ripple” effect on the weight and health behaviors of partners and other family members in the home.  This is an ancillary study to Healthy Beginnings trial and is a collaboration with the Miriam Hospital/Warrant Alpert Medical School at Brown University and Columbia University. The study is funded by the National Institutes of Health (NIH).

Principal Investigator: Todd Hagobian, thahobia@calpoly.edu, 805-756-7511

 


 

Mealtime for Toddlers:

The purpose of the Mealtime for Toddlers study is to better understand maternal and toddler feeding interactions and relationships with child weight gain and risk of obesity. This is a collaboration with the Miriam Hospital/Warrant Alpert Medical School at Brown University and Temple University. The study is funded by the National Institutes of Health (NIH).

Principal Investigator: Suzanne Phelan, sphelan@calpoly.edu, 805-756-2087

 


 

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Fit Moms:

The purpose of this study is to test the long-term (12 month) efficacy of an Internet-based behavioral weight loss program tailored to low-income postpartum mothers participating in the Women, Infants, and Children (WIC) program.  This study is in collaboration with San Luis Obispo, Santa Barbara, and Ventura county WIC and the University of North Carolina at ChapelHill. The study is funded by the National Institutes of Health (NIH).

Principal Investigator: Suzanne Phelan, sphelan@calpoly.edu, 805-756-2087

Co Investigator: Todd Hagobian, thahobia@calpoly.edu, 805-756-7511

 


 

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Survivor Step Study:

The overall purpose of this study is to examine if providing charity incentives motivate cancer survivors to meet individualized step-goals.  All participants will receive a fitbit monitor, personalized step goals and educational materials designed to increase physical activity. Eligible participants are cancer survivors between 18-50y of age, are more than 6-month post treatment and are not currently engaging in regular exercise. The study is funded through the Cal Poly Research, Scholarly, and creative Activities Grant Program.  To get more information please email survivorstepstudy@gmail.com or call 805-756-5544.

Principal Investigator: Sarah Keadle, skeadle@calpoly.edu, 805-756-1785.

 


 

Bottle-Feeding Study:

The purpose of our study is to learn more about how bottle-feeding influences infant feeding. For this study, mothers and their 0-6 month old infants are asked to visit our lab at Cal Poly for three, 2-hour assessments. Both breast-milk and formula-feeding infants are included in this study. This study is a collaboration with Rutgers and Drexel Universities and is funded by the National Institute of Child Health and Human Development.

Principal Investigator: Alison Ventura, akventur@calpoly.edu, 805-756-5693

 

Infant-Feeding Study:

The purpose of our study is to learn more about the factors that influence infant feeding behaviors. For this study, mothers and their 0-6 month old infants are asked to visit our lab at Cal Poly for two, 2-hour assessments. Both breast- and formula-feeding infants are included in this study. This study is supported, in part, by the Simms/Mann Institute.

Principal Investigator: Alison Ventura, akventur@calpoly.edu, 805-756-5693

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