Colabianchi receives $3.3M NIH award


Natalie Colabianchi, associate professor of health and fitness, recently received a four-year, $3.3M award from the National Institutes of Health. It will fund a study to:

  1. Help establish which built and social environments affect childhood obesity over time;
  2. Examine differences in these relationships across subgroups (e.g., gender, race, ethnicity, urbanicity), which will help elucidate the factors that contribute to health disparities; and
  3. Determine whether the relationship between community programs and obesity depends on the built and social environments in which they take place.

Congratulations, Natalie!