Improving research on children at high risk for obesity: When to apply, adapt, or develop a measure 

On Tuesday, January 26, 2021, the National Collaborative on Childhood Obesity Research (NCCOR) is hosting a Connect & Explore Webinar called “Improving research on children at high risk for obesity: When to apply, adapt, or develop a measure.” The webinar will highlight NCCOR’s latest resource, Measures for Children at High Risk for Obesity, which includes an interactive decision tree that walks researchers and practitioners through a series of questions regarding whether to develop, adapt, or apply an instrument for obesity measures in high-risk populations, as well as five real-world case scenarios that describe the rationale for choosing one of the measurement approaches.  

The webinar will highlight the process of developing the decision tree and walk through three case scenarios: 1) How to apply a measure to use in a different population, 2) How to adapt a measure for use in a different population, and 3) How to develop a new measure for your research/evaluation project. 

Hear from the authors of the resource and case studies during the Connect & Explore Webinar: 

  • Latetia Moore, PhD, MSPH, Deputy Associate Director of Science, Division of Nutrition, Physical Activity, and Obesity,  Centers for Disease Control and Prevention 
  • Teresia O’Connor, MD, MPH, Associate Professor of Pediatrics, USDA/ARS Children’s Nutrition Research Center, Academic General Pediatrics, Baylor College of Medicine 
  • Melicia C. Whitt-Glover, PhD, FACSM, President and CEO, Gramercy Research Group, Executive Director, Council on Black Health  
  • Stella Yi, PhD, MPH, Associate Professor, Department of Population Health, NYU Grossman School of Medicine 

Join us on Tuesday, January 26, 2021 from 1:00–2:00 p.m. ET for this live one-hour webinar. 

Register today! You must register to receive webinar access. The event is free, but attendance is limited, so tell a colleague and don’t forget to sign up. 

Share this information with your social networks using the hashtag #ConnectExplore. We will also be live tweeting the event, so be sure to follow the conversation at @NCCOR. For those who cannot attend, the webinar will be recorded and archived on 

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