About the Project

It is estimated that 15-20% of all cancer deaths in the United States can be attributed to overweight and obesity. Both diet and physical activity exhibit a strong relationship with the development of obesity and evidence suggests that obesity and its primary etiologic behaviors, diet and physical activity, track from childhood to adulthood. The Opt for Health II project is an innovative research study that will test a behavioral intervention designed to promote healthy eating and physical activity through in-person coaching sessions, motivational interviewing telephone calls, and tailored newsletters.


Kim Reynolds
Kim Reynolds, PhD
Principal Investigator
Email address: kim.reynolds@cgu.edu

Investigators at Partner Institutions

Kathleen Garrett, M.A.
Email address: kathleen.garrett@ucdenver.edu

Terry Hartman, PhD
Email address: tjh9@psu.edu

Carol Koprowski, PhD
Email address: koprowsk@usc.edu

Diane Mitchell
Email address: dcm1@psu.edu

Virginia Quinn, PhD, M.P.H.
Email address: virginia.p.quinn@kp.org

Anny Xiang
Email address: anny.h.xiang@kp.org

Ongoing Activities

This research project is currently in the process of recruiting and assessing subjects. For more information, please contact Kim Massie at kim.massie@cgu.edu.


Data collection and analysis is currently ongoing. For more information, please contact Kim Massie at kim.massie@cgu.edu.


Funding for Obesity Prevention Tailored for Health II was provided by Award Number R01CA120945 from the National Cancer Institute. The content displayed is solely the responsibility of the authors and does not necessarily represent the official views of the National Cancer Institute or the National Institutes of Health.