Obesity and related cardiometabolic diseases are more prevalent among Pacific Islanders than any other population in the world.
The Obesity, Lifestyle, And Genetic Adaptations (OLAGA; “life” in Samoan) Study Group uses a life course approach to understand the origins of obesity among Samoans and other Pacific Islanders and focuses on developing culturally relevant interventions to reduce the burden of obesity and obesity-related conditions.
Goals of the Research Group
We have several ongoing studies in Samoa and American Samoa. To read more about these studies visit our Research and Publications pages. Follow us on Facebook for study updates.