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WELL Center

The Drexel University Center for Weight, Eating and Lifestyle Science, or the WELL Center, is an interdisciplinary clinical research center which aims to develop, test and disseminate new behavioral and technological solutions to the problems of obesity, poor diet, sedentariness and disordered eating.

Missions of the WELL Center

  • Research Mission: The research mission of the WELL Center is to identify the core risk and maintenance factors for eating disorders, obesity and sedentary behavior, and to develop, evaluate and disseminate new behavioral and technological solutions for these challenging-to-treat concerns. The Center is currently conducting a broad array of research projects focused on these topics.
  • Clinical Mission: The Center will include the WELL Clinic, set to open in 2018, serving the Philadelphia metropolitan area. The Clinic will provide state-of-the-art, evidence-based treatment for obesity, eating disorders, and related conditions, and will also provide bariatric surgery evaluations and nutritional counseling.
  • Training Mission: The WELL Center serves as a top-notch training site for professionals, postdoctoral fellows, graduate students and undergraduates.


Interested in being a research volunteer and/or receiving no cost state-of-the art treatment? We are currently recruiting research participants who experience overeating, emotional eating, binge eating, and/or who would like to lose weight.

View a list of studies currently recruiting participants


Directed by Evan Forman, PhD, the WELL Center consists of core, research, and affiliated faculty, and serves as a first-class training site for professionals, postdoctoral fellowsgraduate students and undergraduates.

The WELL Center is recruiting faculty, staff and undergraduate research assistants. Learn more about opportunities at the WELL Center.