Clinical and Community Research Core
The Core serves members of the Boston Nutrition Obesity Research Center whose research requires body composition/fat distribution measurements, qualitative methods, and survey research methods. It serves area investigators who are carrying out human studies, on metabolic units, clinical research facilities, and in community settings. It comprises two units 1) the Body Composition Unit, and 2) the Qualitative, Clinical and Survey Research Methods Unit.
1) To provide qualitative methods services (training and/or facilitation for focus groups, key informant interviews, content analysis) and instrument design services for paper and web-based surveys and questionnaires,
2) Consultative services regarding the appropriate uses and limitations of qualitative, clinical, and survey research methods, data management, and measurement of body composition and behavioral risk factors for obesity in normal human subjects across the lifespan, or human subjects with obesity, under-nutrition, or conditions that predispose to malnutrition.
3) To provide support and an environment stimulating interest and training in community- and clinic-based obesity related research for junior faculty, medical residents, and doctoral and medical students.
Aviva Must, PhD
Elizabeth Goodman, MD
Body Composition Unit:
Roger Fielding, PhD
Qualitative and Survey Research Methods Unit:
Raymond Hyatt, PhD
After consulting with the Core Director, please use the link below to request Core services.