Current Projects

5-2-1-0 Childhood Obesity Study

Clinic-based study examining the effectiveness of using 5-2-1-0 messages during well-child visits to address population-level childhood obesity.

Family Matters

Family Matters seeks to identify how familial factors of racially/ethnically and socioeconomically diverse children act as risk or protective factors for predicting childhood obesity.

Kids EAT!

The Kids EAT! research study utilizes novel Ecological Momentary Assessment methods to identify potentially salient momentary influences on the use and impact of specific food-related parenting practices among parents of preschool aged children.

Project EAT

Examines individual, dyadic, and familial level weight and weight-related risk and protective factors related to adolescents' weight status, eating patterns, and physical activity.

Project TRUST

Project TRUST approaches school connectedness and achievement as key social determinants of health and addresses important protective factors contributing to positive youth development and decreased tobacco and other substance use.


Through partnerships, SuperShelf transforms food shelves to provide welcoming and respectful environments to access healthy food.


Understanding Infrastructure Transformation Effects on Diabetes (UNITED) uses multiple sources of rich, longitudinal data to discover causal links between primary care patient-centered medical home practice redesign and improvement in the delivery of optimal diabetes care and diabetes-related utilization.


The WAGE$ study will evaluate how an increase in the local minimum wage affects the health and wellness of Minneapolis minimum-wage workers over 5 years.