Nichole Kelly Research

Open Grants

  • An Exercise Intervention to Improve the Eating Patterns of Preadolescent children at High Risk for Obesity
    Funding period: 2018–2020 
    PI: Dr. Nichole Kelly
    Funded by: National Institute of Child Health and Human Development
    Grant number: R21HD094661-01
    This study will test the effects of a brief bout of moderate physical exercise on the executive functioning and food consumption of preadolescent children in rural communities. Twenty minutes of moderate-intensity movement introduced immediately before food exposure in rural schools may prompt acute improvements in children’s eating habits, thereby reducing their risk for excess weight gain and chronic disease development.
  • Piloting a School-Based Mindfulness Curriculum to Maximize Adolescents’ Learning, Well-Being and Compassion for Others
    Funding period: 2018–2019 
    PI: Dr. Nichole Kelly
    Funded by: Coast Fork Fund of The Oregon Community Foundation
    This study seeks to examine the feasibility and acceptability of a 10-session mindfulness curriculum integrated into middle school health and physical education classes.