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 ranked as one of “America's Best Children's Hospitals” in nine specialties rated by U.S. News & World Report and has received MagnetTM recognition for excellence in nursing services five consecutive times. With 386 licensed beds and a medical staff of more than 750 pediatric subspecialists, we care for children from all 50 states and from around the world. In addition, our leadership in pediatric genomic medicine and individualized pediatric therapeutics is driving research and innovation in neonatology, nephrology, endocrinology, gastroenterology, neurology, heart, cancer and other subspecialties to transform outcomes for children. Children’s Mercy also is nationally recognized for innovation in psychosocial care and creating a family-centered environment focused on the unique needs of hospitalized children and their families. Our love for children powers everything we do, inspiring our research, innovations and our everyday care. Because love has no limits. And with it, neither do we.