Participate in Research

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

Click “Participate” below and we will contact you if you are eligible. Have questions? Contact Us

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Long-term Weight Loss

Most people have difficulty maintaining weight loss long-term. We are running a study to evaluate long-term weight loss and other outcomes (e.g., quality of life). We are looking for participants 18-60 years old with a BMI over 27 kg/m2 in this 2.5-year fully online study. $175 for 2.5 years.

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Do you have nonalcoholic fatty liver disease?
You may be eligible to participate in a weight loss research study conducted by Penn State (utilizing Noom).

The goal of this research study is to evaluate the effectiveness of a weight loss app for patients with a severe form of fatty liver disease called nonalcoholic steatohepatitis, or NASH. Participation requirements: Adults at least 18 years old with nonalcoholic steatohepatitis (NASH), own a smartphone, no recent participation in weight loss programs or use of weight loss supplements, no other liver diseases. Participants will receive access to use a weight loss app on their smartphone for 16 weeks and a digital scale will be provided. 

For more information, please contact Gloriany Rivas at (717-531-0003, ext. 320223). The Study Director is Jonathan G. Stine, MD, Department of Medicine, Penn State Health.