As part of the School of Medicine at the University of Colorado Anschutz Medical Campus, research plays a vital role in all of our programs, services, and activities. Our researchers work side by side with clinicians, coaches, and trainers to develop and deliver innovative programs that provide whole-person wellness.
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Find a study of interest by browsing through the categories below. Please note, many of our studies span multiple categories. Review each study’s specific requirements, benefits, and compensation (if applicable). If you still have questions or are interested in signing up, reach out to the specific contact associated with each study. Some studies may require a screening survey/questionnaire.
Adaptive responses to overfeeding and weight regain. Understanding the processes that cause weight regain or support weight maintenance. Requirements – Age: 25-50; BMI: 30-40
Transformative initiative to find the best weight loss strategies across the globe.
Requirements – Open to all
Study of efficacy and safety of new investigational medication (CagriSema) for weight loss.
Requirements – Age: 18 and older; BMI: ≥30, or ≥ 27 with one or more diseases such as high blood pressure, high cholesterol, sleep apnea or cardiovascular disease
Effects of an investigational drug on weight loss and brain responses to food.
Requirements – Age: 21-65; BMI: >27
Study of individual characteristics that might predict success with the use of weight loss medication. For individuals who have been recently prescribed weight loss medication.
Requirements – Age: 21-75; BMI: >27
This study plans to learn more about how short, frequent periods of physical activity affect your health.
Requirements – Age: 18-64; BMI: 18.5-40
Study to help refine a physical activity support program.
Requirements – Age: 18-65; BMI: 25-45
How men and women differ in brain responses to food and hunger, and how these responses are affected by hormones and the menstrual cycle.
Requirements – Age: 18-45
Comparing the effects of consuming pecans and tortilla chips as snacks.
Requirements – Age: 20-50; BMI: 27-35
Research study to learn more about women’s reproductive hormones.
Requirements – Women aged 18-30, BMI 18.5-24.9 or 30-45
Learning more about the relationship between women’s reproductive hormones, metabolic health and energy restriction.
Requirements – Women aged 18-40, BMI 27-45, who have regular menstrual cycles and not using hormonal birth control
We want to understand if starting a combined oral contraceptive can lead to changes in weight, body composition and appetite over time.
Requirements – Age: 18-40; BMI: 25-45