John R. Sirard

Research Topic
Social network analysis
John R. Sirard

Broadly, I study youth physical activity and obesity prevention. One research focus is to better understand the predictors of weight-related behaviors (i.e., physical activity, screen time, and dietary patterns). Along with my CSSI research partners (James Kitts, Krista Gile, and Mark Pachucki) our goals are to understand peer influence on youth weight-related behaviors and based on that information, develop prediction models to simulate potential intervention effects, and then implement the most promising intervention strategies in real-world settings.