University of Rochester National Center for Deaf Health Research

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Core Research Projects

Project Title: Deaf Weight Wise Implementation
Description: The University of Rochester Prevention Research Center will deliver a healthy lifestyle intervention by a trained Deaf counselor to in-person groups in various Deaf communities in Buffalo and Syracuse, New York. They will train Deaf American Sign Language (ASL) users to be counselors for the Deaf Weight Wise (DWW) implementation research.


Past Core Research Projects

2014-2019 Deaf Weight Wise 2.0
2009–2014 Adapting a Weight Management Program for Deaf Adults
2004-2009 Determining Health Risks with Deaf Populations
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Special Interest Projects (SIPs)

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Contact Information

Rochester Prevention Research Center
National Center for Deaf Health Research
University of Rochester
500 Joseph C Wilson Blvd
Rochester, NY 14642

Principal Investigator/Director
Steven Barnett, MD
Phone: (585) 275-0560
Fax: (585) 276-1256