Cardel’s Monopoly study featured at ObesityWeek 2020

Photo of Dr. CardelIt’s “Game on!” for Michelle Cardel, Ph.D., and her research team this November: The team’s Monopoly study, which incorporated a rigged game of Monopoly to explore the effect of perceived social status and food insecurity on eating behaviors in Hispanic teens, was one of the top four papers selected for presentation at a symposium during ObesityWeek, the annual meeting of the Obesity Society. This year’s meeting will be held as an interactive online conference from Nov. 2-6.

The team’s paper, “Experimentally Manipulated Low Social Status and Food Insecurity Alter Eating Behavior Among Adolescents,” also was featured in the November 2020 issue of OBESITY and in an accompanying press release issued by the journal.

“This research was funded by the CTSI pilot program and was a significant group effort,” Cardel said. “We are so happy to see everyone’s hard work be recognized.”

Members of the team from HOBI include Matthew Gurka, Ph.D., graduate students and Ph.D. candidates Alexandra M. Lee and Tianyao Huo, M.S., and Darci Miller, M.P.H. Other members of the team include Greg Pavela, Ph.D., in the Department of Health Behavior at the University of Alabama at Birmingham; David Janicke, Ph.D., in the Department of Clinical and Health Psychology at the University of Florida; Emily Dhurandhar, Ph.D., in the Department of Kinesiology and Sport Management at Texas Tech University in Lubbock, Texas; John C. Peters, Ph.D., and Ann E. Caldwell, Ph.D., in the Division of Endocrinology, Metabolism, and Diabetes at the University of Colorado Denver;  Eric Kraus, Ph.D., in the Department of Pharmacodynamics at the University of Florida; Alicia Fernandez, M.D., in the Department of Medicine at the University of California San Francisco; and David B. Allison, Ph.D., in the School of Public Health’s Department of Epidemiology and Biostatistics at Indiana University-Bloomington.