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SMART 2.0 (Social Mobile Approaches to Reducing weighT) is a UCSD-based research study aimed at reducing weight of young adults using technologies (Fitbit Charge 3 and Aria scale), social media, text messaging, and health coaching.

Overweight young adults (ages 18 – 35 years) who are affiliated with University of California, San Diego (UCSD), San Diego State University (SDSU), or California State University, San Marcos (CSUSM) are invited to fill out an online screening form to see if they’re eligible!

About

SMART 2.0 is a 2-year long intervention for young adults (ages 18 – 35 years), in the university setting, who are overweight and interested in losing weight. Participants will be randomly assigned to one of three groups that involve the following activities:

  • Group 1 – Receives a Fitbit Charge 3 and Aria 2 scale with access to the Fitbit smartphone application and daily text messages related to physical activity, diet, sleep, mental health, and weight loss. This group also will have access to SMART 2.0 social media pages, assigned to an online group on Facebook messenger with 6-12 other participants, and individual health coaching sessions.
  • Group 2 – Receives a Fitbit Charge 3 and Aria scale with access to the Fitbit smartphone application and daily text messages related to physical activity, diet, sleep, mental health, and weight loss. This group also will have access to SMART 2.0 social media pages and will be assigned to an online group on Facebook messenger with 6-12 other participants.
  • Group 3 – Receives a Fitbit Charge 3 and Aria 2 scale with access to the Fitbit smartphone application.

In addition to receiving a Fitbit Charge 3 and Aria 2 scale, all participants will receive individualized Precision Physical Assessments every 6 months after each measurement visit. These assessments include:

  • Body Mass Index (BMI)
  • Lean weight and body fat percentage (body composition)
  • Bone Mineral Density (BMD)
  • Waist and hip circumference
  • Blood pressure and heart rate
  • Cardio-respiratory fitness level
  • Grip strength

Each participant will also be compensated up to $100 over the 2-year study.

Interested? We are currently recruiting participants. Click here to see how you can get started!

Participate

The SMART 2.0 Research Team is looking for overweight adults for a 2-year study aimed at reducing weight through technologies, social media, and health coaching.

All participants will receive a Fitbit Charge 3 and Aria scale at no cost and personalized fitness reports every 6 months. Further compensation will include up to $100 throughout the 2-year study.

You may be eligible to participate if you are:

  • 18-35 years old
  • Currently affiliated with UCSD, SDSU, or CSUSM
  • Overweight and interested in losing weight
  • Available to participate in a 2-year intervention and attend measurement visits every 6 months at UCSD
  • Willing to use social media and own a smart phone

Interested in participating? Fill out our online screening form here and one of our team members will be in touch with you within 1-business day.

Study Team


Job Godino, PhD – Principal Investigator


Shadia J. Assi, MPH – Study Manager


Victoria Lawhun-Costello, MPH – Assistant Study Manager/Health Coach


Natalie Golaszewski, PhD – Postdoctoral Scholar


Anahi Ibarra – MPH Student Research Assistant/Health Coach (UCSD)


Elizabeth Young – MS Student Research Assistant/Health Coach (CSUSM)


Jashmer Dhillon – Research Assistant


Nicole Tran – Student Research Assistant (UCSD)


Abigail Medina – Student Research Assistant (UCSD)


Noah White – Student Research Assistant (CSUSM)


Sarah Chang – Student Research Assistant (UCSD)


 

Contact

Looking to participate in SMART 2.0? Fill out our online screening form here and we’ll get in touch!

Questions? Concerns? Reach out to the SMART 2.0 study team at (858) 246-3302 or SMART2@ucsd.edu.