UTH

Center for Health Equity

Project Details

Brighter Bites and UTPhysicians Produce Rx.

Project Overview

This comparative effectiveness randomized controlled trial evaluates the clinical effectiveness of two different produce prescription strategies (at-home delivery and grocery store vouchers) in improving obesity-related health outcomes and dietary behaviors among a cohort of children aged 5-12 years old who are Medicaid eligible in Houston, Texas.

Project Contact: Shreela Sharma, PhD, RDN

 

Project Team

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Principal Investigator

Shreela Sharma, PhD, RDN, LD

Director, Center for Health Equity

Professor and Vice Chair, Department of Epidemiology, Human Genetics, and Environmental Sciences

Shreela.V.Sharma@uth.tmc.edu

 

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Co-Investigator

Christine Markham, PhD

Professor and Chair, Department of Health Promotion and Behavioral Sciences

Christine.Markham@uth.tmc.edu

 

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Co-Investigator

Ru-Jye (Lindi) Chuang, DrPH

Assistant Professor, Department of Health Promotion and Behavioral Sciences

Ru-jye (Lindi) Chuang, DrPH

 

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Co-Investigator

Prajakta Yergai, MD

Assistant Professor, McGovern Medical School

Prajakta.S.Yeragi@uth.tmc.edu

 

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Co-Investigator

Vinay N. Prabhu, MD

Assistant Professor, McGovern Medical School

vinay.n.prabhu@uth.tmc.edu

 

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Co-Investigator

Sandra McKay, MD

Associate Professor, McGovern Medical School

Sandra.McKay@uth.tmc.edu

 

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Co-Investigator

Allison Marshall, PhD

Postdoctoral Research Fellow, Cizik School of Nursing

Allison.n.marshall@uth.tmc.edu

 

 Mallika Mathur

Graduate Research Assistant

 

Matt Tang

Graduate Research Assistant  

 

 

Study Partners

Brighter Bites and Penn State Better Kid Care

 

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