John Jakicic
Faculty - Department Chairperson

Research and Grants

Grants

Molecular Transducers of Physical Activity Clinical Centers (U01) - Pittsburgh Adult Clinical Center
Long-Term Impact of Random Assignment to Intensive Lifestyle Intervention on Alzheimers Diseease and Related Dementias: The Action for Health in Diabetes ADRD Study (Look AHEAD-MIND)
Alliance of Randomized Trials of Medicine versus Metabolic Surgery in Type 2 Diabetes (ARMMS-T2D)
Effect of Reducing Sedentary Behavior on Blood Pressure
Investigating Gains in Neurocognition in an Intervention Trial of Exercise
Look AHEAD: Action for Health In Diabetes

To examine the effect of weight loss on cardiovascular disease in patient with type 2 diabetes.

Leukocyte Telomere Length in Bladder Cancer Survivors: Diet and Exercise Trial
Cross-Study Analysis of Coordinated Randomized Clinical Trials for Weight Management Among Young Adults
Health Promotion and Disease Prevention Research Center
Impact of Cognitive Function on Weight Management Outcomes in Adolescents
Integration of Yoga and Mindfulness for the Treatment of Obesity in Adults
Blended Collaborative Care For Heart Failure And Co-Morbid Depression
Effect of Exercise and Weight Loss on Cardiovascular Health
This study is examining the effect of weight loss induced by diet and diet plus different doses of exercise on cardiovascular health using cardiac MRI and blood markers of CVD risk in overweight and obese adults.
Enhanced Behavioral Intervention to Improve Long-Term Weight Loss in Young Adults

This study will examine whether the added use of technology (text messaging and wearable technology to estimate energy expenditure) enhances 24 month weight loss in young adults (18-35 years of age) compared to a standard behavioral weight loss program.

Action for Health and Diabetes Brain Magnetic Resonance Imaging Ancillary Study

To explore cognitive structure and function in older adults with type 2 diabetes in the Look AHEAD Study

Influence of physical activity and weight loss on brain plasticity

Sep 1, 2012 - Aug 31, 2016
To examine the long-term effects of weight loss and exercise on cognitive function using fMRI.
Intentional weight reduction and physical and cognitive function

To explore physical and cognitive function in older adults with type 2 diabetes in the Look AHEAD Study.

A Randomized Trial to Compare Surgical and Medical Treatments for Type 2 Diabetes

To examine the long-term effects of weight loss on treating patients will type 2 diabetes using lifestyle and surgical procedures for weight loss.

The Effect of a Technology-Enhanced Lifestyle Intervention on Cardiovascular Health in Overweight and Obese Young Adults

Jan 1, 2012 - Mar 31, 2014
This study is examining whether technology components can improve cardiovascular health outcomes in young adults enrolled in a 2-year lifestyle intervention.

The Effect of a Stepped-Care Approach to Long-Term Weight Loss

Sep 1, 2007 - Jun 30, 2013
This study is examining if a criterion-based stepped care approach to weight loss improves weight loss outcomes at 18 months compared to a standard behavioral weight loss intervention.

Research Interests