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Research of Eating and Activity for Child Health Lab

The REACH Lab is focused primarily on pediatric health promotion research with the goal of improving the long-term health and wellness of children, adolescents, young adults, and families. Research areas include the development and testing of family-based healthy lifestyle interventions, understanding the biopsychosocial factors associated with pediatric health conditions such as obesity and functional abdominal pain, and the dissemination and implementation of scalable behavioral interventions.


Our Research

Current Ongoing Studies


This is an exploratory study of the associations between pediatric cardiovascular disease risk factors and executive function in a group of school-aged children with and without obesity.


This study will examine why children with functional gastrointestinal disorders and EoE experience pain.


The purpose of the study is to develop and pilot test a new type of family-based healthy lifestyle program.

Bright Bodies

This study aims to optimize and sustainably disseminate the Bright Bodies treatment for pediatric obesity in multiple sites across the US.

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1600 7th Ave S, Birmingham, AL 35233, USA

(205) 578-8944

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