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Completed Studies


Neurotrophic Indicators of Cognition, Executive Skills, Plasticity, and Adverse Childhood Experiences (ACEs)

Completed in spring 2020, this project examined the effects of adverse childhood experiences on executive function performance and neurotrophic markers in a sample of women with excess weight. 

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Cognitive and Self-Regulatory Mechanisms of Obesity Study

This project examined the impact of two different weight loss interventions on mechanisms that promote obesity and impede successful treatment, including cognitive function and self-regulatory factors. 

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Pilot of Weight Reduction in

Under-Served Populations

A collaboration with Cherokee Nation, this project investigated the efficacy of a potentially high-impact acceptance-based behavioral weight loss intervention among Native Americans.

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The Breastfeeding, Opinions, Outcomes, Behaviors, and Services Project

This project aimed to learn more about moms' breastfeeding experiences in order to help reduce difficulties with breastfeeding, particularly for moms with excess weight.

Home Continuous Glucose Monitoring Training

Sugar on the Brain

Glucose and Decision Making

This project examined how glucose levels are linked to cognitive errors. This study is featured in an article in Psychology Today called

"Sugar on the Brain."

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Cardiovascular Project

Depression & Cardiovascular Function

This study investigated whether cognitive function moderated the link between greater depressive symptoms and reduce heart rate variability.

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