Center for Quantitative Obesity Research
The Center for Quantitative Obesity Research (CQOR) at Montclair State University serves as a platform for faculty members and students with diverse scientific backgrounds to come together and address interrelated problems focused on health and biomedical sciences. Our faculty and students from various academic departments/colleges across the campus are interested in catalyzing new ideas and scientific approaches to address health related issues that cut across disciplinary boundaries in practice. The Center also provides various training opportunities for students who aim to pursue their graduate studies or other health related professional careers.
The Center for Quantitative Obesity Research (CQOR) is committed to promote collaboration and transdisciplinary research opportunities for faculty members as well as students in order to advance health and biomedical sciences and education. Guided by its unique team of faculty mentors, the Center provides various clinical training to students across disciplines and prepares them for future professional endeavors in medicine and health-related fields.
The CQOR is located in Richardson Hall (RI) rooms 262-266 (next to the math department office).
Our team focuses on tracking as many precise measurements of body shape, size, and health while minimizing the burden on the weight loss participant. A central focus of our tracking devices involves building software delivering mathematical model predictions of body shape, size, and health during prescribed lifestyle interventions so individuals can:
- Set health related goals
- benchmark their progress against personalized day by day predictions.
Many of our calculators are freely available which we list here:
- Resting Metabolic Rate Calculator (Excel)
- Weight Loss
- Gestational Weight Gain
- Obesity Prevalence
- Body Roundness
- Single Subject Weight Change Predictor (Excel or Java)
- Multi-Subject Weight Change Predictor (Excel)