Nichole Kelly Research

Active Grants

Parsing the Links among Adolescents’ Nature Exposure, Physical activity, Social Media Use, and Stress
Role: Co-PI, Budd, Co-PI
Funded by: Sport and Wellness Institute, University of Oregon
Funding period: 2/1/23 – 7/1/24

Closed 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