AIM Funds Emory University Research on Eating in the Absence of Hunger Among Youth
AIM has funded a $50,417 Clinical Science Fellowship award to support research focusing on eating in the absence of hunger and obesity risk among African-American and Latinx youth.
The work is being done by Dr. Joya Hampton-Anderson, a clinical post-doctoral researcher in the Department of Psychology at Emory University.
A key element in the research is the role that stress, anxiety, and parental influences play in determining children’s eating behaviors and the importance of involving the entire family in mental health treatment programs aimed at youth.
It will address long-standing inequities in mental health treatment within African American and Latinx cultures by serving as a template for developing culturally competent clinical practice, treatments and research protocols.