Nichole Kelly Research

Active Grants

  • An Exercise Intervention to Improve the Eating Patterns of Preadolescent Children at High Risk for Obesity
    Role: PI
    Funded by: National Institute of Child Health and Human Development Eunice Kennedy Shriver National Institute of Child Health & Human Development, NIH
    Grant number: R21HD094661-01
    Funding period: 2018–2022

    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.

  • NatureDoseTM: Tracking Nature Exposure to Improve Human Physiological and Mental Health
    Role: Co-Investigator (C. Minson, PI)
    Funded by: Office of Vice President for Research and Innovation, University of Oregon Innovation Fund
    Funding period: 2021 – 2022

  • Understanding the Nuanced Relationship between Children’s Executive Functioning and Health Behaviors Across Life Stages and Ecological Contexts
    Role: PI (Leve, Montor and Parent Grant PI)
    Funded by: ECHO Opportunities and Infrastructure Fund (OIF), NIH
    Funding period: 2021-2023

  • Participant-Informed Adaptations to a Brief Workplace Intervention to Reduce Weight Stigma and Weight Bias Internalization
    Role: PI (Budd, Co-PI)
    Funded by: Counseling Psychology and Human Services, University of Oregon
    Funding period: 2021-2022

  • The effects of a brief imagery intervention on the primary psychological and behavioral predictors of poor weight loss outcomes in men and women who are overweight
    Role: PI
    Funded by: Counseling Psychology and Human Services, University of Oregon
    Funding period: 2020-2021