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Noom is grounded in science.
It’s at the heart of everything we do

Evidence-Based Science

We have more than 40 peer-reviewed scientific articles that inform users, practitioners, scientists, and the public about how our methods work and how effective they are, as well as provide more general observational information that contributes to science.

Our team of behavioral health experts have PhDs and masters degrees in psychology, neuroscience, and statistics. We make scientific discoveries about all aspects of behavior change, making the world a healthier place.

Our research spans many different areas of health, including oncology, diabetes prevention, hypertension, diabetes management, and more.

Featured Publications

Peer-Reviewed Scientific Journal Articles

JMIR mHealth.

Mobile Delivery of the Diabetes Prevention Program in People With Prediabetes: Randomized Controlled Trial

Health Education & Behavior.

Men’s Weight Loss Outcomes, Behaviors, and Perceptions in Self-Directed Commercial Mobile Program: Retrospective Analysis

JMIR Formative.

Noom Mood: Feasibility, Acceptability, and Preliminary Outcomes of a CBT-based Mobile Mental Well-being Program



Executive Function-Related Improvements on a Commercial CBT-Based Weight Management Intervention: Pilot Randomized Controlled Trial

Participate in Research

We’re currently running studies that explore all aspects of behavior change to make the world a healthier place.

Current Studies

Research on Diabetes

The Noom Diabetes Prevention Program (DPP) was 
the first virtual DPP to receive full CDC recognition.

Learn More

Have questions?

Please email research@noom.com

Scientific Advisory Board

Our scientific advisory board is composed of world-renowned experts in health behavior and outcomes.

Sabine Wilhelm

PROFESSOR, Harvard Medical School

CHIEF OF PSYCHOLOGY, Massachusetts General Hospital Director, Center for Digital Mental Health, MGH; Director, Center for OCD and Related Disorders, MGH

Dr. Wilhelm’s groundbreaking research focuses on using technology to improve mental health. Her expertise lies in obsessive-compulsive and related disorders, cognitive-behavioral therapy, and mental health more broadly. She has published more than 320 peer-reviewed articles, reviews, and chapters. She also served as President of the Association for Behavioral and Cognitive Therapies (ABCT).

Andrew Steptoe

PROFESSOR of Psychology and Epidemiology, University College London

HEAD OF THE RESEARCH DEPARTMENT of Behavioral Science and Health, University College London

Dr. Steptoe is a leading expert in health and aging, the psychobiology of health and disease, and health behavior research. He has published over 700 peer-reviewed articles and authored or edited 20 books. He served as the President of the International Society of Behavioral Medicine and is the founding editor of the British Journal of Health Psychology.

David Marrero

PROFESSOR of Public Health and Medicine, University of Arizona

DIRECTOR The University of Arizona Center for Border Health Disparities

Dr. Marrero is a recognized expert in early diabetes intervention, community health programs, and medication adherence. He significantly advanced development of the Diabetes Prevention Program, the gold standard lifestyle intervention for diabetes prevention, as well as the TRIAD study, which examined diabetes treatment in managed-care settings. He served as President for Healthcare and Education for the American Diabetes Association.

Tom Hildebrandt

ASSOCIATE PROFESSOR of Psychiatry, ICAHN School of Medicine at Mount Sinai Hospital.


Dr. Hildebrandt’s extensive expertise lies in eating and weight disorders, as well as obesity more broadly. He has published over 100 peer-reviewed articles and 50 presentations on body image, eating disorders, and obesity, among others. His research uses a variety of methods, such as novel, cutting edge techniques to provide effective interventions to patients across all ages.


The Latest Insights

The latest data on how behavior change can improve health, brought to you by Noom’s research scientists.

When we’re not working on scientific publications, we explore interesting data trends and learn fun insights from our users. Want to know how food consumption changed around the latest holiday, or the trending new snacks this year?

Check back often for our latest analyses.

Body Acceptance, Self Compassion, and Noom

Body Acceptance, Self Compassion, and Noom

As both the science (1) and we at Noom (2) have found over and over again, behavior change is hard, and for many people, can lead to guilt and shame. As an example: first, you’re told (by a doctor, by a loved one, or even through persistent societal messages) that you...

Noom + Stress: Behind the Numbers

Noom + Stress: Behind the Numbers

Siobhan Mitchell, Ph.D., Senior Director of Academic Research at Noom At Noom, we take a holistic approach, knowing that all areas of our health are dependent on our daily habits and our psychological well-being.  In looking at the market, we found that there was...


Can sense of smell impact health and weight?

Cell Metabolism, 2017

A recent study showed that mice who’ve lost their sense of smell had a faster metabolism, better fat-burning, and lower obesity than mice with normal noses.

What does this mean?
This study was done on mice, so it’s too early to say whether you should start holding your nose while eating lunch. However, it does suggest that smell isn’t just about enjoying your meal, it can also trigger your body to build up fat stores.

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