The Energy Balance Research Project at Children's Mercy Kansas City is focused gaining insight into regulation of youth metabolism. There are an incredible number of factors that participate in overall energy balance within the body, and the goal of this study is to explore role of organized youth sports within this framework.
Who We Are
Robin Shook, PhD, is a Research Assistant Professor at the Center for Children's Healthy Lifestyles & Nutrition at Children's Mercy Kansas City. He also has adjunct appointments at the University of Kansas Medical Center and the University of Missouri-Kansas City School of Medicine. He has completed studies on the interaction between lifestyle (physical activity and eating behavior) and a variety of chronic diseases using a range of methodologies (clinical trials, epidemiology, etc.). His current research focuses on the concept of energy balance, which is the relationship between how many calories a person eats, how many they burn, and how they store excess calories in their body.
For more information visit Dr. Shook's faculty website, view his CV, view his publications on PubMed and Google Scholar, or email him at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Jackson Mores is a graduate student in the Master of Public Health program through the University of Kansas Medical Center. He received a Bachelor of Science degree in Kinesiology & Health with a minor in Health Promotion from Iowa State University. His broad interests are within the fields of physical therapy and rehabilitation science. More specifically, he is interested in the effects of injury prevention training and sports-related concussion management programs, as well as the development of overuse injuries in pediatric athletes.
Kara Young is a graduate student in the Department of Dietetics and Nutrition at the University of Kansas Medical Center. She graduated from Oklahoma State University with a Bachelor's degree in Nutritional Sciences. Her broad research interests align with how nutrition and lifestyle factors can play a role in weight management and obesity in adolescents.