How Parents and Patients Can Make A Difference in Obesity

New PCORI blog post highlights PCORnet Obesity Observational Study and Lead Patient Principal Investigator Doug Lunsford

To help mark National Nutrition Month®, we spoke to Douglas Lunsford, a champion of obesity research, about how his experience as a dedicated parent concerned about his son’s weight led him to become an investigator for a PCORI-supported research team.

From 2012 to 2015, Lunsford and his son participated in a healthy weight program at Nationwide Children’s Hospital in Columbus, Ohio, which is a part of PEDSnet, one of the Clinical Data Research Networks (CDRNs) that are part of PCORnet, the National Patient-Centered Clinical Research Network. PCORnet is the PCORI-funded initiative designed to build partnerships and harness health data to improve the nation’s ability to conduct critical clinical research.  Click to read the entire interview.