Current Projects

NIH/NHLBI 1K01HL159348-01: Reducing social isolation and loneliness through physical activity to lower cardiovascular disease risk among military women and men reintegrating into civilian life

The purpose of this 5-year Mentored Research Scientist Development Award is to characterize the needs related to physical activity and social factors and utilize community-based participatory research to co-design a group-based physical activity intervention with veterans transitioning to civilian life. Additionally, the aim is to test the feasibility and acceptability (i.e., retention and satisfaction) and preliminary health effects (i.e., blood pressure, social isolation, and loneliness) of the group-based physical activity intervention that harnesses components of social support, sense of belonging, and feelings of social connectedness to reduce social isolation and loneliness among veterans transitioning from active duty to civilian life. PI: Dr. Yarish  

  • We are seeking pregnant adults to complete an online survey about health behaviors and social connection. Eligible participants will receive a $10 gift card for their participation. Please see flyer below for more information and survey link!