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.
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.
Pilot of Weight Reduction in
A collaboration with Cherokee Nation, this project investigated the efficacy of a potentially high-impact acceptance-based behavioral weight loss intervention among Native Americans.
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.
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."
Depression & Cardiovascular Function
This study investigated whether cognitive function moderated the link between greater depressive symptoms and reduce heart rate variability.