The Childhood Obesity Prevention and Treatment Research (COPTR) program is among the first long-term obesity prevention and treatment research studies in children. Two obesity prevention and two obesity treatment multi-level randomized trials will be conducted over seven years. Investigators will collaborate with local, state, and national organizations on these efforts.
For more information about COPTR, click the links below.
COPTR: Addressing childhood obesity where children live, learn, and play
COPTR: Addressing childhood obesity where children live, learn, and play (part II)
Highlighted Publication from COPTR:
"Forging a Future of Better Cardiovascular Health: Addressing Childhood Obesity"
This paper describes ongoing National, Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute (NHLBI)-initiated childhood obesity research. It calls on clinicians, researchers, and cardiologists to work with other healthcare providers, community agencies, schools and caregivers to foster better cardiovascular health in children by intervening on multiple levels of influence on childhood obesity.
COPTR is sponsored by:
The NHLBI, The Eunice Kennedy Shriver National Institute of Child Health and Human Development (NICHD), and The Office of Behavioral and Social Sciences Research (OBSSR).
COPTR field center are located at:
Vanderbilt University School of Medicine,
Case Western Reserve University,
Stanford University, and
University of Minnesota,Twin Cities
The coordinating center for the program is University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill.
Useful Links for COPTR Investigators:
Publications Policies and Procedures
Collaborative Paper Ideas
COPTR Multi-Study Analysis Guidelines