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Strength and activity in this area have focused in the College of Public Health and the Iowa Institute of Clinical and Translational Science. Several young faculty in the OREI, including faculty in HHP and Internal Medicine, are actively pursuing research in this area, some initiated by the OREI. Some examples below:
Dr. Barbara Baquero, Assistant Professor, Community and Behavior Health/CPHDr. Baquero is developing community-based participatory research with the Latinos in Ottumwa, Muscatine and Washington County.
Dr. Lucas Carr, Assistant Professor, Health and Human Physiology/CLASDr. Carr has developed a partnership with the Wellness Program at the headquarters of American College Testing (ACT) in Iowa City whereby ACT will serve as a test site for community-based interventional research to minimize sedentary behavior and enhance activities of daily living in the workplace.
Dr. Helena Laroche, Assistant Professor, Internal Medicine/CCOMWith the sponsorship of the OREI leadership, Dr. Laroche is developing a research collaboration with Dr. Brian Wansink, a national prominent investigator from Cornell University (Ithaca) on eating behavior. The current focus of this collaboration is on a working partnership with the University of Iowa Dining Service (Jill Irvin, Director) as a test site for innovative research to enhance healthy eating behavior in college students.