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Our Collaborators

Melanie Bean, PhD
Melanie Bean, PhD
VCU Department of Pediatrics

Dr. Bean is a licensed clinical psychologist, and an expert in Motivational Interviewing. She and Dr. LaRose collaborate on numerous projects, including the REACH Trial and TEENS+.   

 

Edmond "Trey" Wickham, MD, MPH
Edmond "Trey" Wickham, MD, MPH
VCU Department of Internal Medicine

Dr. Wickham is a board certified endocrinologist, specializing in the pathophysiology of obesity across the lifespan. He and Dr. LaRose collaborate on the REACH Trial and TEENS+. Dr. Wickham also serves as a medical safety advisor on our ongoing REACH Trial.

 

Ron Evans, PhD
Ron Evans, PhD
VCU Department of Kinesiology and Health Sciences

Dr. Evans is an exercise physiologist.

Deborah Tate, PhD
Deborah Tate, PhD
UNC Chapel Hill

Technology -- REACH and SNAP

Tricia Leahey, PhD
Tricia Leahey, PhD
University of Connecticut

  

Maghboeba Mosavel, PhD
Maghboeba Mosavel, PhD
VCU Department of Health Behavior and Policy

    

Amy Gorin, PhD
Amy Gorin, PhD
University of Connecticut

   

Rena Wing, PhD
Rena Wing, PhD
Brown University and Weight Control and Diabetes Research Center