Student working on a research project.

BOSS: Bariatric Outcomes, Sustained Success

The BOSS project helps post-operative bariatric surgery patients and patients with severe obesity learn how to self-manage via an online-delivered, multi-component program. We are studying the clinical effectiveness of this program and need students with interests in mental health/coping skills, exercise, nutrition, etc. All of our programs/interventions focus on behavior and lifestyle modifications that do NOT feel like dieting to patients. Lots of social support built in, and many potential clinical opportunities for students will be available over time. Participation on the PULSE Healthy Weight Research team will also give you social support from other students, co- and peer mentoring, and regular exposure to other studies and projects happening on the team. (Selective process for team admission with an active wait-list.)

Research Project Information

Disciplines: Nursing, Pre-Med, Psychology, Education, Public Health, Nutrition, Social Work, Counseling, Mental Health, Technology/Computer Science (IE, wearables, apps, etc.)
Student Skill-Set Needed: Interest, motivation, initiative, and good social/people skills; Minimum GPA 3.0 recommended; RA application and interview required
Compensation: Academic Credit
Available: Fall, Spring, Summer


For further information on this opportunity, or to apply, contact:

Faculty Member: Dr. Laura Anderson
Title: Assistant Professor
Department: Nursing
Office: 205 Wende Hall
Phone: 716-829-3461