Engaging with social media to facilitate weight loss: A pilot study


Researchers in the Department of Health Education and Behavior at the University ofFlorida are seeking adults interested in weight loss to enroll in a fully remote (COVID-19 safe) program

designed to encourage engagement in physical activity and nutrition tracking, as well

as engaging in an online social community. This study will involve active participation

for four weeks and will be completed online. You will be compensated up to $40 for

your time.

  • Contact Name: Leah McMahon
  • Contact Email: Leahmcmahon@ufl.edu 
  • Contact Phone: (352) 294-7029
  • Study Title: Engaging with social media to facilitate weight loss: A pilot study
  • IRB Number: IRB202001919
  • Eligibility criteria: 
  • Age: 18-65; 65+
  • Gender: M/F/prefer to self-identify
  • Additional Eligibility Criteria: Are overweight
  • Monetary Compensation: Yes
  • Recruitment end date: 08/15/2021
  • If you're interested, visit this website to learn more:  

  • https://is.gd/weightlossyourway


18 to 65
65 and over



Monetary compensation


Can be done from home


Principal Investigator

Contact Information


(352) 294-1815

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