Finally... A school-based wellness program that WORKS!

Scientific Publications and Press

Media Coverage

“North Carolina Teacher Merges Tech and Learning to Reduce Obesity,” | Center for Digital Education | December 1, 2017

Southeastern Regional Winner of the 2017 W.K. Kellogg Foundation Community Engagement Scholarship Award | October 2017 | Watch video

Tim Hardison, Program Director, one of the Top 30 Technologists, Transformers and Trailblazers, Center for Digital Education | October 2017

"A ripple and then a wave: Real People, real stories lead to change." - Brad Wilson, President and CEO of BCBSNC | February 8, 2017

"North Carolina Teacher Merges Tech and Learning to Reduce Obesity",The MATCH online health and wellness program developed by Tim Hardison is achieving unprecedented results in the battle against childhood obesity - Center for Digital Education, Jeff Dominguez, Dec. 1, 2017

Macgrath Award Finalist Video: "MATCH Wellness Program- East Carolina University", by Cliff Hollis - (WATCH)

"Extraordinary Outreach", East Carolina selected as finalist for national community engagement award, ECU News Services | University Communication | June 16, 2016

"ECU Wins Regional Community Engagement Award", Lindsay Oliver | WITN Television | Greenville, NC | June 16, 2016

"Four APLU Universities Selected as Finalists for 2016 C. Peter Magrath Community Engagement Scholarship Award", Association of Public and Land-Grant Universities | Washington, DC | June 15, 2016

"A Healthy MATCH - School wellness program stretches beyond N.C.", Cover story - EAST, The Magazine of East Carolina University, Winter 2016

"MATCH Video Supplement to Winter 2016 EAST Magazine Cover Story", by Cliff Hollis - MATCH Overview Video

"Turning Fitness Into Fun", Cover story - The Daily Reflector, Greenville, NC, by Holly West, Published Feb. 3, 2016

"ECU Student Credits Weight Loss to MATCH Program", Zora Stephenson, WNCT Channel 9 TV, aired Oct. Aired Oct. 2, 2015, WNCT TV

"Empowering Youth- Childhood obesity no match for ECU program" (East Carolina University News Services) Published July 2015

NCIOM report on rural health action plan: Aug. 2014 Rural Health

"Grantee Helps Motivate Kids to Get Healthy", Robert Johnson Wood Foundation, Feb. 2012, View Press Release

Blue Cross and Blue Shield Foundation of NC, Annual Report, Dec. 2013

"Grant to Fund Health Program for Middle-School Students - Kate B. Reynolds Charitable Trust" View Jan. 2012 KBR News Release

The NC Health News, March 2012:View North Carolina Health News Article

UNC-TV segment of "NC-Now" series, aired Nov 26, 2012. The MATCH Program in Eastern North Carolina.

"MATCH Program Recognized - BCBSNC Foundation Reinvests" View Nov. 2010 Press Release

Peer-reviewed Abstract Presentations

Ross, B.K., Lazorick, S.L., Fang, X. MATCH- Motivating Adolescents with Technology to CHOOSE Health: Changes in BMI Outcomes and Self-Reported Health Behaviors following a School-Based Childhood Obesity Intervention in North Carolina . Platform presentation to the North Carolina Public Health Association Fall Educational Conference, September 2017, Asheville, NC.

Ross, B.K., Lazorick, S.L., Fang, X. Differences in Self-Reported Nutrition Behaviors Among Weight Categories with MATCH. Platform presentation to the Pediatric Academic Societies Annual Meeting, May 2017, San Francisco, CA.

Ross, B.K., Lazorick, S., Fang, X. , Variation in Nutrition and Physical Activity Behaviors in Large Number of 7th Graders across 31 Schools: The MATCH Intervention. Poster presented at The Obesity Society Meeting, November 2016, New Orleans, LA.

Ross, B.K., Lazorick, S., Fang, X. Baseline Stage of Change Scores prior to a School-Based Childhood Obesity Intervention. Poster presented at The Obesity Society Meeting, November 2016, New Orleans, LA.

Purswani, P., Fang, X., Hardison, G.T., Lazorick, S. Effect of the MATCH Intervention for Obesity in 7th Grade on Stage of Change for Lifestyle Behaviors. Poster presented at the Pediatric Academic Societies Meeting, San Diego, CA. April 2015.

Lazorick, S., Fang, X., Hardison, G.T., Crawford, Y., Needell, L., Barnett, A. Lifestyle behavior changes after 4 years in adolescents in the MATCH intervention compared to control. Platform presentation to The Pediatric Academic Societies Meeting, May 2014, Vancouver, BC

Lazorick S., Hardison, G.T., Fang, X., Crawford, Y. Decreased cardiometabolic risk after 4 years in overweight adolescents in the MATCH intervention compared to control. Platform presentation to The Pediatric Academic Societies Meeting, May 2014, Vancouver, BC

Lazorick S., Hardison, G.T., Fang, X., Crawford, Y. *Burr, V., *Moore, V. Expansion of the MATCH intervention for obesity to 7 middle schools in rural NC. Platform presentation at the PAS meeting for May 2012, Boston, MA.

Lazorick, S, Hardison GT, Esserman D, Perrin EM. Sustained Body Mass Index Changes at 1 and 2 years from a school-based wellness intervention in adolescents. Platform presentation for the Pediatric Academic Societies meeting, Vancouver, May 2010.

Lazorick, S, Hardison GT, Esserman D, Perrin EM. Motivating Adolescents with Technology to Choose HEALTH- An effective school-based obesity intervention. Platform presentation at the 2009 meeting of the Pediatric Academic Societies meeting, Baltimore, MD. May 2009.

Lazorick, S, Hardison GT, Esserman D, Perrin EM. Motivating Adolescents with Technology to Choose HEALTH- An effective school-based obesity intervention. Presentation at the 2009 meeting of the National Initiative for Childrens Healthcare Quality, Grapevine TX, 3/12/2009

Lazorick, S, Hardison GT, Esserman D, Perrin EM. Motivating Adolescents with Technology to Choose HEALTH- An effective school-based obesity intervention. Presentation at the 2009 meeting of the American College of Preventive Medicine, Los Angeles CA, 2/14/2009

Invited and other Presentations

Lazorick, S. MATCH- A school-based childhood obesity intervention with clinical results. Presented at the Rural Health Symposium, Eastern AHEC, Greenville, NC, November 17, 2017.

Hardison, G.T. Lazorick, S. MATCH- A school-based childhood obesity intervention with clinical results. Presented at the Taft ECDOI Seminar Series, East Carolina University, Greenville, NC, October 4, 2017.

Hardison, G.T., Frazier, J., and Ross, B.K. MATCH Wellness, a 7 th grade interdisciplinary school-based childhood obesity intervention. Presented at the 2016 Jean Mills Symposium, East Carolina University, Greenville, NC, February 5, 2016.

Lazorick S. Motivating Adolescents with Technology to CHOOSE Health, the MATCH program. Invited presentation at the annual meeting of the Albert Schweitzer Fellowship Program. Cary, NC, January 30, 2015.

Hardison G. Lazorick, S. Motivating Adolescents with Technology to Choose Health- An Effective Educational Model as a Childhood Obesity Intervention. Spartanburg Obesity Summit, Spartanburg, SC. June 5, 2014

Hardison G. Lazorick, S. Motivating Adolescents with Technology to Choose Health- An Effective Educational Model as a Childhood Obesity Intervention. Present to the office of Congressman Bobby Scott, 3rd Congressional District of Virginia, May 21, 2014.

Hardison G. Lazorick, S. Motivating Adolescents with Technology to Choose Health- An Effective Educational Model as a Childhood Obesity Intervention. Presented to the office of Congressman Jim Clyburn, 6th Congressional District of South Carolina. Columbia, SC. April 29, 2014.

Hardison G. Lazorick, S. Motivating Adolescents with Technology to Choose Health- An Effective Educational Model as a Childhood Obesity Intervention. Presented to Co-Chairs of the Education Oversite Committee, Raleigh, NC. April 8, 2014

Hardison G. Lazorick, S. Motivating Adolescents with Technology to Choose Health- An Effective Educational Model as a Childhood Obesity Intervention. Presented to Senator Don Davis, Greenville, NC. February 26, 2014.

Hardison G. Lazorick, S. Motivating Adolescents with Technology to Choose Health- An Effective Educational Model as a Childhood Obesity Intervention. Presented to Congressman G.K. Butterfield, 1st Congressional District, Wilson, NC. February 17, 2014.

Hardison G. Lazorick, S. Motivating Adolescents with Technology to Choose Health- An Effective Educational Model as a Childhood Obesity Intervention. Present to NC Department of Public Instruction Representatives. Greenville, NC. February 4, 2014

Hardison G. Motivating Adolescents with Technology to Choose Health- An Effective Educational Model as a Childhood Obesity Intervention. Presented to BCBSSC Foundation, Gaffney, SC. January 17, 2014.

Hardison G. Lazorick, S. Motivating Adolescents with Technology to Choose Health- An Effective Educational Model as a Childhood Obesity Intervention, North Carolina Institute of Medicine Rural Task Force, Morrisville, NC January 8, 2014

Hardison G. Lazorick, S. Motivating Adolescents with Technology to Choose Health- An Effective Educational Model as a Childhood Obesity Intervention. Presented to Senator Norman Sanderson, Greenville, NC. December 12, 2013.

Hardison G. Motivating Adolescents with Technology to Choose Health- An Effective Educational Model as a Childhood Obesity Intervention, Northeast North Carolina Partnership for Public Health, Edenton, NC. September 26, 2013

Lazorick S. invited presentation at the quarterly meeting of the North Carolina Pediatric Society on ongoing strategies for childhood obesity in North Carolina; New Bern, NC, April 13, 2013

Hardison, G. Motivating Adolescents with Technology to Choose Health- An Effective Educational Model as a Childhood Obesity Intervention. National School Board Administrators’ Conference, San Diego, CA, April 10, 2013.

Lazorick S. Motivating Adolescents with Technology to Choose Health (MATCH)- Theory base and long-term outcomes of MATCH for obesity prevention in young adolescents. Jan 9, 2013 ECU Pediatrics grand rounds presentation, Greenville, NC.

Crawford, YS, Lazorick, S, Hardison, GT, Fang, X, Burr, V, Moore. V. Results from Motivating Adolescents with Technology to Choose Health (MATCH) in Six Rural Schools – A Promising School-based Childhood Obesity Intervention. NC Health Association Meeting, New Bern, NC. September, 2012.

Hardison, G. Lazorick S. Motivating Adolescents with Technology to Choose Health- An Effective Educational Model as a Childhood Obesity Intervention. Lady Obama’s First Annual Mid-Atlantic Let’s Move Summit, Baltimore, MD. June 12, 2012

Lazorick S. Evaluation and Expansion of MATCH: a promising middle school-based wellness intervention. Invited presentation to the Metabolism Research Forum, ECU Diabetes and Obesity Institute, November 19, 2010. Greenville, NC.

Lazorick S. Hardison GT, Esserman D. Expansion of an effective school-based wellness intervention in adolescents. Abstract accepted for a poster presentation for The Obesity Society meeting, San Diego, CA, Oct 2010.

Lazorick, S, Hardison GT. Motivating Adolescents with Technology to Choose HEALTH- An effective school-based obesity intervention. Presentation at the 2009 Jean Mills Symposium, Greenville, NC. 2/6/2009

Publications

"Effect of School-based Wellness Intervention in 7th Graders on Stage of Change for Lifestyle Behaviors: The MATCH Program", JOURNAL OF CHILDHOOD OBESITY, Volume 2 | Issue 2 | March 2017 Pooja Purswani, et al

"The MATCH Program: Long-Term Obesity Prevention Through a Middle School Based Intervention", CHILDHOOD OBESITY, Volume 12|Number 2|April 2016, Suzanne Lazorick, MD, et al

"Improved Body Mass Index measures following a middle school-based obesity intervention- The MATCH program", JOURNAL OF SCHOOL HEALTH, Volume 85|Number 10|Sept 2015, Suzanne Lazorick, MD, et al

"Long-Term Obesity Prevention and the MATCH Program", CHILDHOOD OBESITY, Volume 10|Number 1|Feb 2014, Suzanne Lazorick, MD, et al View Feb. 2014 Article

"Sustained BMI Index Changes One and Two Years Post MATCH", CHILDHOOD OBESITY, Volume 7|Number 5|Oct 2011, Suzanne Lazorick, MD, et al View Oct. 2011 Article