OPT for health is a research center within the VCU School of Medicine. Our mission is to advance the science of behavior change in service of improving the health of individuals and communities. Our primary research focus is the prevention and treatment of obesity and related medical conditions including cancer, diabetes, and cardiovascular disease.


If you are interested in participating in one of our ongoing studies, see which projects are currently recruiting.

A brief overview of who we are and what we do

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