Mei-Wei Chang’s research interest focuses on weight management among low-income overweight and obese mothers, both pregnant and postpartum. Her research activities include design and testing of innovative community-based lifestyle intervention (stress management, healthy eating, and physical activity) that can be adopted, disseminated, implemented and sustained in community settings. Her innovative interventions include theory-based culturally sensitive videos that feature peers from the target audience. Personal motivation to make behavioral change is enhanced by interactive planning tools and interpersonal peer support.
COLUMBUS, OH— The National Institutes of Health/National Cancer Institute (NIH/NCI) has awarded an additional two-year R03 grant to accompany a five-year career development grant to Principal Investigator Timiya S. Nolan, PhD, APRN-CNP, ANP-BC, assistant professor in the College of Nursing’s Martha S. Pitzer Center for Women, Children and Youth and her team to fund the study, “Piloting Y-AMBIENT: A Quality of Life Intervention for Young African American Breast Cancer Survivors in Treatment.”
Jodi Ford, PhD, RN, and Rita Pickler, PhD, RN, FAAN, (PIs) received a $1.1 million, three-year R01 grant from the National Institutes of Health/National Institute of Nursing Research (NIH/NINR) for their study, “Childhood Adversity, Biopsychosocial Pathways, and Telomere Length in Adolescence.” Ohio State researchers Alai Tan, PhD, from the College of Nursing and Christopher Browning, PhD, from the Department of Sociology, are co-investigators on this study,