The Carson Research Group (CRG), led by Dr. Tiffany Carson, is part of the Division of Population Science, Department of Health Outcomes and Behavior at Moffitt Cancer Center. The CRG conducts research that focuses on cancer prevention and reducing racial disparities in obesity and cancer.
Mission Statement – The mission of the CRG is to help all people live longer, healthier lives. Our goal is to reduce racial health disparities by establishing innovative bio-behavioral approaches for obesity treatment and chronic disease prevention. The CRG also supports the mentoring and career development of scholars and staff members who are committed to health disparities research, health equity, and increasing diversity and inclusion in the research environment.
Current research studies being conducted by the CRG include the RESET Study, the DINING Study, and the SHINE Study.
The RESET Study, funded by the National Institutes of Health (NIH) National Institute of Diabetes and Digestive and Kidney Diseases (NIDDK), focuses on cancer prevention and healthy lifestyles for Black women with obesity and elevated stress levels. This study is actively seeking participants.
The DINING Study, funded by the NIH National Cancer Institute (NCI) is being conducted to better understand how dietary patterns can impact gut health and risk for colorectal cancer. This study is actively seeking participants.
The SHINE Study, funded by Moffitt Foundation, is being conducted to determine whether nutritional consultation improves healthy eating knowledge among newly diagnosed breast cancer patients. This study is actively seeking participants.