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'22 Year In Review

Institute Of Etiological Research

Annual Letter

June 20, 2023

Dear Friends of the Institute,

In 2022, we continued to conduct research and work with our collaborators. The institute’s mandate is to conduct relevant research in the fields of health prevention as well as mentor young researchers when we have the opportunity to do so. The institute’s research interests remain children’s health, nutrition, obesity, and health prevention. This past year we were fortunate to have initiated and participated in the publication of several research papers in high quality journals including:

Landy, David C., Jonathan D. Grabau, K. Keely Boyle, Michael P. Ast, James A. Browne, Cale A. Jacobs, Stephen T. Duncan, and Eric M. Hecht. "Self-Reported Health of Severely Obese US Adults With Osteoarthritis." The Journal of Arthroplasty 37, no. 12 (2022): 2317-2322.

Hecht, Eric M., Anna Rabil, Euridice Martinez Steele, Gary A. Abrams, Deanna Ware, David C. Landy, and Charles H. Hennekens. "Cross-sectional examination of ultra-processed food consumption and adverse mental health symptoms." Public Health Nutrition 25, no. 11 (2022): 3225-3234.

Ware, Deanna, David C. Landy, Anna Rabil, Charles H. Hennekens, and Eric M. Hecht. "Interrelationships between self reported physical health and health behaviors among healthy US adults: From the NHANES 2009–2016." Public Health in Practice 4 (2022): 100277.

Abrams, Gary A., Deanna Ware, Margaret M. Byrne, and Eric M. Hecht. "Risk stratification of adolescents for the screening of non‐alcoholic fatty liver disease." Pediatric Obesity 17, no. 9 (2022): e12924.

Regarding operational activities, we have been working efficiently and we are well within our budgetary limits. In 2022 we received another research grant from the Bertarelli Foundation which was much appreciated.

As we think ahead, 2023 and beyond might begin to include activities where we pursue public health initiatives for children outside the realm of research. Stay tuned.


Eric Hecht MD, PhD

Executive Director and Board Member

Institute of Etiological Research

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