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Mission: The mission of this laboratory is to prevent and reduce obesity in children and adolescents through innovative, translational research, and scientific advocacy.
Primary Goals: To achieve this mission, the primary goals of this laboratory are: 1) to assess and develop clinical tools for the early detection of obesity, type 2 diabetes, and cardiometabolic risk in children and adolescents; 2) to understand the behavioral contributors to pediatric obesity, with a focus on health disparities; and 3) to assess innovative, screen-based tools to promote healthy behavior choices in children and adolescents.
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This laboratory is affiliated with the Childhood Obesity & Diabetes Research Program at Pennington Biomedical and conducts research within the Translational Research Clinic for Children (TReCC).