Project Proposal Guidelines

The guidelines below are intended for investigators who are interested in collaborating with the LEAD Center on a research project, which will require LEAD Center study data, biospecimens and/or analysis assistance. The guidelines pertain to the following studies:

Healthy Start and Exploring Perinatal Outcomes among Children (EPOCH)

STEP 1R​​eview LEAD Center Publications to confirm proposal idea has​​ not been addressed previously.

Discuss proposal with LEAD Center subject area expert(s).

From the list below, please select the person whose area of expertise best aligns with your proposal idea. Click on their name to view their profile and/or contact information.

Kate Sauder
Dietary intake, Micronutrients, Behavioral interventions, American Indian health, Public health translation

Anne Starling
Environmental exposures and biomarkers, Genomics

Anna Bellatorre
Social determinants of health, Survey design and methods

Wei Perng
'Omics, Nutritional epidemiology

Dana Dabelea
LEAD Center Director, Diabetes, Obesity

Download and complete LEAD Center Analysis Plan for your proposal.
Submit your completed analysis plan to the Proposal Review Committee.
Once the analysis plan is approved, the data team will provide the requested dataset, biospecimens, and/or statistical analysis support. ​To request data and/or biospecimens, please complete this short form. Instructions to complete the form are here: LEAD Center Data Request Process. For a statistical analysis consult, please contact Brandy Ringham. Please allow at least 6 weeks for the data team to provide requested items or support.
(Optional​ but strongly recommended) Share ​main findings with LEAD Center investigators. One potential avenue for this is to present at a LEAD Scientific Meeting. Please contact Kate Sauder if​ you would like to present.


Note: Multicenter studies housed in LEAD have separate proposal processes set in place by their respective steering committees. Please click on the study name for more information about the study or contact the study coordinator by clicking on the contact name.

Lifecourse Epidemiology of Adiposity & Diabetes (LEAD) Center

Colorado School of Public Health

CU Anschutz

Anschutz Health Sciences Building

1890 N Revere Ct

Suite 1002, 1st Floor

Mail Stop F426

Aurora, CO 80045

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