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Current Projects

Research is the complement to your classroom experience at ASU. At ASU’s Edson College of Nursing and Health Innovation, undergraduates and graduates alike are able to work with faculty on great challenges ranging in health and health care.

Listed below are active research projects being conducted by our renowned faculty. Students interested in participating with a research project should contact the principle investigator. 

Phoenix VA IPA

Examining the effects of exercise and weight loss on sleep apnea and associated morbidity in overweight veterans.


PI: Shawn Youngstedt
CONHI Investigator: Megan Petrov

Chronic DiseaseObesity        Physical Activity        Sleep Disorders

Preventing Childhood Obesity through Early Feeding and Parenting Guidance

This study will demonstrate that community health workers (CHW), supervised by public health nurses, can deliver a home-based obesity prevention intervention to low-income Mexican and Mexican-...
PI: Elizabeth Reifsnider
CONHI Investigator: Michael Todd


Chronic DiseaseObesity        FamiliesChildhood        Population HealthHispanic / Latino Population

Preventing Diabetes in Latino Youth

The study will test the effectiveness of a year-long, culturally-grounded, lifestyle intervention program for reducing diabetes risk in obese Latino adolescents with prediabetic diagnosis and...
PI: Gabriel Shaibi


Chronic DiseaseDiabetes

¡Viva Maryvale! Family-Focused Diabetes Prevention

¡Viva Maryvale! will develop and test the feasibility, acceptability and preliminary efficacy of a family-focused, culturally-grounded diabetes prevention program for Latino women, children, and...
PI: Gabriel Shaibi


Chronic DiseaseDiabetes