Using Evidence based Strategies to Promote Weight Loss in African American Women

Building on the Lessons Learned from the Obesity Reduction Black Intervention Trial (ORBIT)


The primary aim of the proposed project is to use the principles of community based participatory research to develop a research study to promote weight loss and subsequent cancer risk in African American women.

Principal Investigator: Angela M. Odoms-Young, MS, PhD
Research Team:
Marian Fitzgibbon, Professor of Medicine and Health Policy Administration, University of Illinois at Chicago (UIC)
Melinda Stolley, Associate Professor of Medicine, UIC
Shannon Zenk, Associate Professor, Health System Science, UIC College of Nursing
Michael Berbaum, Director, Methodology Research Core, Institute for Health Research and Policy, UIC

Funding Source:
#217030 American Cancer Society-Illinois