Health Information Technology to Support Clinical Decision Making in Obesity Care

Project: Research project

Project Details


The goal of the proposed research is a comparative effectiveness trial evaluating the efficacy of two approaches for implementing the current recommendations including motivational interviewing with and without health information technology compared to standard care. I have extensive experience managing multiple-site, longitudinal research studies. I have directed a federally funded study examining the use of health information technology in the assessment/treatment of childhood overweight/obesity. I have worked with the recruitment and retention of 24 school based health centers in 6 states, supervised staff, organized training materials for the study and supervise training sessions, monitor the budget and order supplies. I also have experience with a federally funded longitudinal study of the intergenerational transmission of alcohol and substance use in families. I also assisted in the development of the cognitive battery and reviewed/selected other measures for Wave 6 of the longitudinal study, supervised and conducted interviews; hired, trained and supervised interviewers, trained staff on the use of computerized surveys, diagnostic interviews, and cognitive tasks, scored/processed cognitive tasks, conducted analyses of previous and current waves of data using statistical packages SPSS, M-PLUS, and the R Program and prepared and submitted manuscripts for publication. In summary, I have a demonstrated a record of accomplished and productive research projects in an area of high relevance to this project, and my expertise and experience have prepared me to direct the proposed project.
Effective start/end date9/1/127/31/13


  • HHS: Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality (AHRQ): $160,640.00


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