Interventions for Health-promotion in Oncology and Obesity in Pediatrics (I-HOPE)
Welcome to the I-Hope Lab!
Our lab, directed by Dr. Marilyn Stern, focuses on pediatric health – primarily conducting studies in psychosocial oncology and obesity. Much of our work is aimed at developing health promoting interventions for racially and ethnically diverse children and their families. Our research centers around nutrition, physical activity, and mindfulness to reduce obesity and improve health outcomes. In addition to our psychosocial oncology research, we also study how to improve healthy lifestyles in Latino families from rural communities in Florida. We aim to understand how to best intervene with children, adolescents, and young adult (AYA) survivors of cancer, and how to develop culturally relevant interventions for Latino families.
We have a large lab made up of undergraduates, post-Bacs, masters’ and doctoral students and Moffitt Cancer Center T-32 and USF postdoctoral fellows. We also partner with other USF faculty members.
The I-Hope lab is looking for motivated bilingual (Spanish/English) students interested in working with children and families dealing with health related problems including childhood cancer and obesity.
For additional information, contact project coordinator Flandra Ismajli.