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LFL Opportunities

Postdoctoral Training (beginning August 2023): We are looking for a Postdoctoral Researcher to join the Living F.R.E.E. Lab. If you are passionate about eating disorders and/or obesity research, please apply at: https://unc.peopleadmin.com/postings/249364

Dr. Goode will be accepting graduate students in the School of Social Work for Fall 2024. For students interested in working with Dr. Goode, feel free to contact her directly at: rwgoode@email.unc.edu.

Postdoctoral Training: We are also accepting applicants to work with our lab through this UNC resource: Carolina Postdoctoral Program for Faculty Diversity

To learn more about the UNC School of Social Work, please click here: ssw.unc.edu

Interested in Participating in a study?

Nourishly Research Study | Living F.R.E.E. Labe

Nourishly Study

Nourishly is a nutrition monitoring application that focuses on the whole person and not just diet. The goal of this study is to learn how to improve the cultural relevance of Nourishly for Black women. We need the voices of Black women to share their perspectives.

If you join, you will be compensated for your participation time.

You may be eligible if you:

  • Identify as a Non-Hispanic, Black woman
  • Report emotional eating and/or disordered eating
  • Regularly use a bluetooth-enable smartphone

To learn more about this study, contact the research coordinator at LFLstudies@unc.edu or 704-250-5085.

To determine your eligibility, complete the eligibility screener by visiting https://unc.az1.qualtrics.com/jfe/form/SV_9yo64N1xpuJwMnA or scan QR code:

This research study has been reviewed by the UNC IRB #20-3027 and determined to be exempt from federal human subject research regulations. You may contact the Institutional Review Board at 919-966-3113 or by email to IRB_subjects@unc.edu.


HONOR Research Study with Living F.R.E.E. Lab

HONOR Study

Do you feel out of control around food? Have you been diagnosed with type 2 diabetes? 

If so, the HONOR study may interest you! 

Researchers at UNC-Chapel Hill are conducting a research study where participants will be interviewed about their eating concerns, and their interest in using technology in future treatment programs to manage their type 2 diabetes. If you are eligible, it will require you to participate in a 60–90-minute interview about the factors that influence your eating behaviors and patterns. 

You may be eligible if you identify as the following:

  • African American
  • Between the ages of 18-75
  • Have been diagnosed with type 2 diabetes.

Participants will be compensated $40 for their participation. 

Are you interested?  

  • To learn more about this study, please visit studies.unc.edu/21-2910 or contact the research coordinator at LFLstudies@unc.edu or (919) 962-6429.  
  • To determine your eligibility, complete the eligibility screener by visiting https://bit.ly/bescreener 

This research study has been reviewed by the UNC IRB #21-2910 and determined to be exempt from federal human subjects research regulations. You may contact the Institutional Review Board at 919-966-3113 or by email to IRB_subjects@unc.edu.


Refining a smartphone app to reduce binge eating in Black women

The purpose of this study is to design and beta test a smartphone application by modifying a validated intervention to improve self-monitoring of biological signals of hunger and satiety in Black women. Participants will engage weekly using the digital tool to update their progress. The tool will offer participants a guided eating behavior and nutrition intervention along with other resources to assist them during the study. The course of the study will be 12 weeks. It is our goal that this research plan will form the basis for a future multi-center clinical trial testing the efficacy of the digital health tool for improving binge eating and weight outcomes among adults who binge eat.

This is grant is funded by NIH K23DK129832. Contact us for more information.

The Living F.R.E.E. Lab is a research group focused on developing and evaluating interventions to treat and prevent disordered eating behaviors and obesity among women of color. Sign up below to receive short easy recipes and guidebook.