Current Funding

  • Medications and Weight Gain in PCORnet: The MedWeight Study. Role: Janicke- Site Principal Investigator. (FTE = .10) (PI – Jason Block, MD, MPH)(Grant # 1R01 DK 120598). Source: NIH – NIDDK. Grant Period: (02/20/20-02/19/24)
  • Description: This study will examine how 5 classes of prescription medications influence weight, risk for diabetes, and cholesterol over time; these include medications used to treat diabetes, high blood pressure, epilepsy, depression, and psychoses. Using data from a large network of healthcare institutions, we will determine effects from initiation of medications and sustained use for children and adults. This study will be the most comprehensive assessment of medication-induced weight gain and metabolic risk to date and will provide important, actionable information for clinicians and patients to make the best decisions for their health.
  • Feasibility Trial of the iAmHealthy Intervention for Healthy Weight in Rural Children Recruited from Primary Care Clinics. Role: Janicke- Intervention Psychologist (FTE = .20) (PI – Ann Davis & Paul Darden)(Grant # U24 OD024957). Source: National Institute of Health. Grant Period: (09/01/19-06/20/2021)
  • Description: This study will examine the efficacy of a group-based behavioral lifestyle intervention program delivered via videoconference to address weight management in children and their parents.