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For more Information about our active research protocols, please contact Dr. Christine Coussens, via email or call 703-993-3485.

Water Consumption and Resting Energy

Drinking water

Researchers in the Department of Nutrition and Food Studies are conducting a study to determine if a relationship exists between water intake, hydration status, resting energy expenditure, and substrate oxidation, and if water consumption aids in weight management and obesity prevention. Learn more about the study (pdf).

For more information, email Katie Brennan.

Muscle Oxygen Use and Sleep Apnea

Researchers measure oxygen use

Researchers in the Department of Rehabilitation Science are conducting a study examining muscle oxygen use in people with obstructed sleep apnea. The study is recruiting people ages 18-55, both with and without a diagnosis of obstructive sleep apnea. Learn more about their study (pdf).

For more information, email Jeffrey Herrick or call 703-993-1263.

Breast Cancer-related Fatigue

Gym-exercise

A group of Mason researchers are examining the impact of a prescribed aerobic exercise routine on breast-cancer related fatigue. Read more about their breast cancer research.

For more information on the study or the grant, contact Lynn Gerber, Ali Weinstein, or Patrice Winter, or call 703-993-5036.

Child Health, Exercise, and Wellness

Carrot and vegetables

Researchers in the Department of Nutrition and Food Studies are conducting a study to help get children who are overweight and obese to a healthy weight. The six-month CHEW (Child Health, Exercise, and Wellness) program teaches families about healthy eating and activity through counseling and cooking demonstrations. Learn more about the study (pdf).

For more information, email Sara Kohn Rhoades or call 703-993-6162.

Incomplete Spinal Cord Injury


The research project "Effects of Locomotor Training on Cardiorespiratory Function and Walking Performance in People with Incomplete Spinal Cord Injury" seeks volunteers 18 years of age or older with an incomplete spinal cord injury who will commit to two separate visits to laboratory for testing at the start and the finish of 12 weeks of FREE locomotor training.

For more information and eligibility requirements, visit the Department of Rehabilitation Science's website.