MOTIVATE Research Lab

Managing Obesity Through InnoVATion and Effectiveness (MOTIVATE) Research Lab

Led by Melanie Jay, MD, MS, we are a multidisciplinary team of researchers dedicated to finding innovative and sustainable ways to address obesity and improve health outcomes and quality of life.

We aim to:

  • Use research to enhance delivery of care related to the treatment and prevention of obesity by integrating evidence-based practices into primary care
  • Reduce obesity-related health disparities in Veterans and underserved and underrepresented populations
  • Model healthy behaviors within our team and our local environments
  • Mentor students, trainees, and junior faculty to become future leaders in clinical, health services, and public health research