Author Archive

Research Round-Up: Using Facebook to Recruit Research Study Participants

Alishia Kinsey - Wednesday, 11 January 2017 02:33

Almost 90% of adults use the Internet1 and, of those adults, 72% use Facebook.2 The high use of the internet and social media has changed public communication and created a new avenue for researchers to reach their audience, potentially in a more cost-effective way. This Research Round-Up explores how researchers are using Facebook to recruit study participants and whether the efforts prove to be efficient.


Collaborator Spotlight: Dr. Brenda Miller

Alishia Kinsey - Thursday, 15 September 2016 04:04

Brenda A. Miller, Ph.D., is a Senior Research Scientist at the Pacific Institute for Research and Evaluation (PIRE) at the Prevention Research Center (PRC) in California and a frequent Klein Buendel (KB) Collaborator.


Five-Year Results from the Weight Loss Management Trial

Alishia Kinsey - Sunday, 11 September 2016 02:33

Over 65% of American adults are overweight or obese but losing 5-10% of their weight can provide health benefits such as reducing their risk of type 2 diabetes and hypertension.


Collaborator Spotlight: Dr. Joel Hillhouse

Alishia Kinsey - Monday, 23 May 2016 10:27

Dr. Joel Hillhouse is the Associate Dean of Research in the College of Public Health at East Tennessee State University. He received his B.S. in Psychology from Valparaiso University and his doctorate in Clinical Psychology at State University of New York – Albany where he worked in behavioral medicine. His post-doc was completed at Ohio State University where he worked in psychoneuroimmunology.


Research Round-Up: Technology for Children with Cancer

Alishia Kinsey - Wednesday, 16 March 2016 05:33

Pediatric cancer remains the second leading cause of death in children aged 5-14 years old.1 According to the American Cancer Society (ACS), about 1 in 285 children will be diagnosed with cancer before the age of 20.1 Furthermore, ACS estimates that 10,450 new cancer cases in children and 5,330 cancer cases in adolescents occurred in 2014.1 This Research Round-Up takes a closer look at some new technologies being developed and tested for children with cancer and their families.