Obesity Workgroup

As one of 13 clinical data research networks in the U.S., the consortium participates in PCORI’s national research initiatives around obesity, including PCORnet’s first wave of national observational studies. The workgroup is co-led by David Janicke Ph.D., ABPP, of the University of Florida, and Steven Smith, M.D., of Florida Hospital.

PCORnet has selected the consortium as a participant in two large-scale national clinical trials related to obesity, the Antibiotic Use in Infants and Obesity Study and the Bariatric Surgery Study.  The Antibiotic Use in Infants and Obesity Study will examine the relationship between antibiotic dosages in the first two years of a patient’s life and weight gain at later stages in life. The Bariatric Surgery Study will look at three common methods of bariatric surgery and compare their risks and benefits by monitoring the outcomes of patients who have had one of the three procedures. In addition, the workgroup is currently focused on completing the OneFlorida Obesity Report Card. The study aims to characterize obesity across the state, which could focus future interventions and statewide resources.



Contact Information

For more information about the OneFlorida Obesity workgroup, please contact Damian Alderman at celxius@ufl.edu.


David Janicke
Steven Smith