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Research Projects

The Intervention Lifestyle Olfert Research Lab focuses on the use of lifestyle intervention to prevent and reduce the risk of chronic diseases across one’s lifespan. The wide-reaching impact nature of our work often lends itself to collaboration with various departments within West Virginia University as well as outside entities. Our lab is proud to team up with both academic partners and government agencies in its mission to improve health and quality of life in our community and beyond.

Check out some of our current and past research projects below!

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iCook 4-H is a USDA funded program partnering universities and extension services across five states to improve the health of families through cooking, eating and playing together.  See more.

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eb4CAST is a community-based project evaluation program.  See more.

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Get Fruved is a USDA funded project focused on improving the health of students at universities across the country.  See more.

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 is a pilot study funded through the West Virginia Clinical & Translational Science Institute. This project is centered on the identification of metabolic markers for poor health and their sensitivity to a targeted nutritional intervention program.  See more. 

Project Better Health is a West Virginia Clinical & Translational Science Institute funded study focused on the innovative use of mobile technology to improve the health of individuals with obesity. See more. 


CAPE is a multi-institution project focused on the identification and sharing of best practices for benchmarking community behavioral health. This program is funded through the USDA and SAMHSA, and is coordinated by the USDA Regional Rural Development Centers.  See more. 

HomeStyles Study

mHealthLABS Study