Childhood Obesity and Cardiovascular Disease Risk: An Intergenerational Approach

Associate Name: Rachel Thornton

Funding Source/Period of the Grant: NHLBI K23 08/01/14-06/30/19


There are significant racial/ethnic and socioeconomic disparities in child and adolescent cardiovascular disease (CVD) and obesity risk. Rising rates of child and adolescent obesity threaten to reverse improvements in CVD prevention and contribute to persistent disparities in CVD. This application will fund research to develop an innovative family-level intervention addressing disparities in child and adolescent CVD and obesity risk from a CVD risk reduction intervention targeting hypertensive African American adults. (from NIH RePORT)

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