Laboratory for Innovations in Health-Related Behavior Change


Meghan Butryn, Ph.D.
Evan Forman, Ph.D.

Research Coordinators:

Drew Frohn (; 215-553-7104)
Sam Siwulec; 215-553-7161)


The Laboratory for Innovations in Health-Related Behavior Change is an academic center within the Department of Psychology at Drexel University in Philadelphia, PA. The program’s mission is to develop innovative behavioral treatments for obesity, eating disorders and other behavioral health problems, particularly incorporating acceptance-based treatment components. Our core research projects include two NIH-funded weight loss intervention studies called Mind Your Health and Project ENACT.

Project Next Steps - Now recruiting!

Are you a woman age 40 to 65? Are you worried about weight gain, heart health, or symptoms of menopause? Are you interested in losing weight? We are offering a free program designed to help mid-life women have a healthier lifestyle. Through group meetings with other women and a lifestyle modification specialist, this program is designed to help participants increase  exercise, improve eating habits, and manage stress and mood. For more information, email or call 215-553-7110. (If emailing, please include times when you might be reached by phone over the next few days).

Research Participation Opportunities

The CARE Project - Now Recruiting

Do you experience loss-of-control eating? We are looking for volunteers to participate in a study testing a new group treatment for loss-of-control or binge eating. The treatment groups will take place weekly at Drexel University and consist of 10 sessions over 3 months. We are also looking for people with loss-of-control eating to complete a 3-hour assessment of thinking style. You will be paid for participation. If you are interested, call (215) 553-7100 or e-mail

Mind Your Health

Mind Your Health - Now Recruiting

If you are at least 20 pounds overweight you may be eligible to participate in this NIH-funded research study. The study is designed to help overweight and obese adults lose weight and keep it off. All participants attend 1 year of group meetings led by a weight control specialist. The study does not involve weight loss medication. For more information, please call 215-553-7100, e-mail, or visit the Mind Your Health page.


Project ENACT

An NIH-funded randomized controlled trial designed to help overweight and obese adults lose weight and keep weight off

Project ImPACT

Have you lost weight in the past two years? Drexel University is conducting a study designed to help people prevent weight regain through exercise. In this free, 10-week program you can learn how to make lasting changes to your exercise habits, which may help you avoid weight regain. If you have lost weight and want to exercise more, you may be eligible. For more information, call 215-553-7110. (You can also email us at If emailing, please leave several times you can be reached in the next few days.)

Bariatric Surgery Study

A study on individuals’ progress, challenges, and resources after bariatric surgery

Salty Snack Food Study

A study for individuals who wish to cut down on salty snack foods

Contact Us

Research Coordinators: Drew Frohn and Madeline Kirch

Laboratory for Innovations in Health-Related Behavior Change
Department of Psychology
Drexel University
245 N. 15th Street, MS 626
Philadelphia, PA 19102-1192

Phone: (215) 553-7104; (215) 553-7161
Fax: (215) 762-8706

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