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 FAMILY, YOUTH AND COMMUNITY SCIENCES

 FAMILY, YOUTH AND COMMUNITY SCIENCES

 Comprehensive Obesity Prevention & Education (COPE) Lab 

The Comprehensive Obesity Prevention & Education (COPE) Lab examines obesity-related chronic disease disparities among African American families. The primary goal of the research is to reduce risk factors associated with type 2 diabetes, such as poor dietary practices, low levels of physical activity, and limited access to healthy food and physical activity opportunities, among rural families through multi-level, community-based interventions.

Select Sponsored Projects:

  • Rural HEALTH: Examining Multi-Level Factors Influencing Health Disparities 
  • Rural Healthy Eating And Active Lifestyle Tools for Heart Health (HEALTH) 

Select Publications:

  • O’Neal, LaToya J., Lori B. Bateman, Theolishia Smith, Yufeng Li, Theresa Wallace, Chen Dai, and Mona N. Fouad. “An Exploration of Multi-level Physical Activity Correlates among African Americans in Alabama and Mississippi.” Family and Community Health, 41, 197-204.
  • Makki, Taj W., LaToya J. O’Neal, Shelia R. Cotten, and R.V. Rikard. 2018. “When First Order Barriers Are High: A Comparison of Second-and Third-Order Barriers to Classroom Computing Integration.” Computers & Education, 120 (May 2018), 90-97.
  • Bateman, Lori B., LaToya J. O’Neal, Theolishia V. Smith, Yufeng Li, Theresa Wynn, Chen Dai, and Mona N. Fouad. 2017. “Policy, System, and Environmental Correlates of Fruit and Vegetable Consumption in a Low Income African American Population in the Southeast.” Ethnicity and Disease, 27, 355-362.
  • O’Neal, LaToya J., Philip A. Gibson, and Shelia R. Cotten. 2017. “Elementary School Teachers’ Belief about the Role of Technology in 21st -Century Teaching and Learning.” Computers in the Schools, 34(3), 192-206.
  • O’Neal, LaToya J. and Shelia R. Cotten. 2016. “Promotive Factors and Psychosocial Adjustment among Urban Youth.” Child and Youth Care Forum, 45(6), 947-961. 

Funders, Sponsors, and Collaborators:

USDA National Institute of Food and Agriculture (Grant Number 2017-46100-27197)

Principal Investigator:

LaToya O'Neal

Current Students:

Biswadeep Dhar, Youth Development and Family Sciences Doctoral Student

Noemi Reyes, FYCS M.S. Student 

Romae Morgan, University Scholar 

Meredith Adams

Shonglee Ho

Brittany Blake

Laura Harms

Jordan Story

Maniha Khan

Maria Okoye

Rachel White

 

Join us:

Dr. O'Neal accepts a limited number of undergraduate students each semester. To apply to volunteer, please email Dr. O'Neal.

352-273-3501

McCarty D, Office 3038C

PO Box 110310

Gainesville, FL 32611

Principal Investigator:

LaToya O'Neal

Current Students:

Biswadeep Dhar, Youth Development and Family Sciences Doctoral Student

Noemi Reyes, FYCS M.S. Student 

Romae Morgan, University Scholar 

Meredith Adams

Shonglee Ho

Brittany Blake

Laura Harms

Jordan Story

Maniha Khan

Maria Okoye

Rachel White

 

Join us:

Dr. O'Neal accepts a limited number of undergraduate students each semester. To apply to volunteer, please email Dr. O'Neal.

352-273-3501

McCarty D, Office 3038C

PO Box 110310

Gainesville, FL 32611