Kansas City, MO,
21:14 PM

Carlson Receives RO3 Grant from NIH

Jordan Carlson, PhD, in the Division of Weight Management, Children's Mercy Kansas City, was awarded a two-year, $150,000 R03 grant from the Eunice Kennedy Shriver National Institute of Child Health & Human Development.

Dr. Carlson’s “Understanding obesity-related behaviors and the role of school and non-school environments using location-based measures” study will investigate whether low amounts of physical activity are associated with energy intake dysregulation and energy imbalance. Findings could lead to a greater emphasis on promoting physical activity in obesity control efforts and inform physical activity guidelines, which would ultimately improve long-term cardiometabolic health.


Children’s Mercy Kansas City is an independent, non-profit, 390-bed pediatric health system, providing over half a million patient encounters each year for children from across the country. Children’s Mercy is ranked by U.S. News & World Report in all ten specialties. We have received Magnet® recognition five times for excellence in nursing services. In affiliation with the University of Missouri-Kansas City, our faculty of nearly 800 pediatric specialists and researchers is actively involved in clinical care, pediatric research and educating the next generation of pediatricians and pediatric subspecialists. The Children’s Mercy Research Institute (CMRI) integrates research and clinical care with nationally recognized expertise in genomic medicine, precision therapeutics, population health, health care innovation and emerging infections. In 2021 the CMRI moved into a nine-story, 375,000-square-foot space emphasizing a translational approach to research in which clinicians and researchers work together to accelerate the pace of discovery that enhances care.