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Project Better Health

Project Better Health is a West Virginia Clinical and Translational Science Institute-funded study targeting the use of mobile technology to improve the nutrition of individuals with obesity in West Virginia.

image of a big bowl of salad and other dishesPROJECT PARTNERS

The Intervention Lifestyle Olfert Research Lab is a primary investigator on this project along with Dr. Mary Maurer at CAMC/WVU Charleston. Additional partners include the West Virginia Clinical and Translational Science Institute, the WVU Clinical Trials Research Unit (CTRU), and George Bennett and the staff from Good Measures™ (Learn more about Good Measures™).

Image of a hand holding a cell phone CORE THEMES

Project: Better Health aims to assess the feasibility of using a mobile app for the recording of food intake and the subsequent delivery of nutritional counseling based on prior meals on a given day. This study’s public health mission is to improve the eating habits of obese patients in West Virginia by promoting healthy eating habits through accessible and easy-to-use nutritional monitoring and counseling.


This project will be conducted at multiple locations across West Virginia, including: