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Laboratory for Innovations in Health-Related Behavior Change

Directors:

Meghan Butryn, Ph.D.
Evan Forman, Ph.D.

Research Coordinators:

Colleen Kase (cak343@drexel.edu; 215-553-7161)
Amani Piers (adp84@drexel.edu; 215-5553-7161)
Emily Wyckoff (epw38@drexel.edu; 215-553-7104)

Welcome

The Laboratory for Innovations in Health-Related Behavior Change is an academic center within the Department of Psychology at Drexel University in Philadelphia, PA. The program’s mission is to develop innovative behavioral treatments for obesity, eating disorders and other behavioral health problems, particularly incorporating acceptance-based treatment components. Our core research projects include two NIH-funded weight loss intervention studies called Mind Your Health and Project ENACT.

Research Participation Opportunities

Project ENACT - Now Recruiting

An NIH-funded randomized controlled trial designed to help overweight and obese adults lose weight and keep weight off

If you are at least 20 pounds overweight you may be eligible to participate in this NIH-funded research study. This study is designed to help overweight and obese adults lose weight and keep weight off without weight loss medication. Over the course of the one-year intervention, participants attend regular group-based sessions in which they learn weight control skills. For more information, please call 215-553-7110 or email enactproject@drexel.edu.

PROJECT CONNECT – Now Recruiting

Are you a woman age 25-70 who would like to be more active? Do you wish you could connect with someone who has a similar goal, and could provide encouragement and support? Join Drexel’s PROJECT CONNECT! This month-long, no-cost program will pair you with another woman who wishes to be more active, and will teach skills to help you communicate and support one another. You also will be able to test out an internet-connected activity monitor and learn behavioral skills for increasing activity. Contact projectconnect@drexel.edu or call (215)553-7110 for more information.

The ICT Project - Now Recruiting

Do you experience loss-of-control eating? We are looking for volunteers to participate in a study testing a new computerized treatment for loss-of-control or binge eating. The computerized treatment takes places daily for 6 weeks and can be completed on a home computer. You will be paid for participation. If you are interested, call (215) 553-7100 or e-mail drexelictstudy@gmail.com.

The CARE Project - Now Recruiting

Do you experience loss-of-control eating? We are looking for volunteers to participate in a study testing a new group treatment for loss-of-control or binge eating. The treatment groups will take place weekly at Drexel University and consist of 10 sessions over 3 months. We are also looking for people with loss-of-control eating to complete a 3-hour assessment of thinking style. You will be paid for participation. If you are interested, call (215) 553-7100 or e-mail careproject@drexel.edu.

Next Steps - Now Recruiting

Are you a woman age 30 to 65 and interested in weight loss? Drexel University is conducting a study designed to teach skills to help women lose weight. This no-cost, 12-week program includes group meetings with other women and a lifestyle modification specialist. For more information, call 215-553-7110 or email nextsteps@drexel.edu.

Contact Us

Research Coordinators: Colleen Kase, Amani Piers, and Emily Wyckoff

Laboratory for Innovations in Health-Related Behavior Change
Department of Psychology
Drexel University
3201 Chestnut Street, Stratton 119
Philadelphia, PA 19104

Phone: (215) 553-7161; (215) 553-7104
Fax: (215) 762-8706
Email: weightloss@drexel.edu; enactproject@drexel.edu