the lab

Our lab (NIBL) is housed in the Department of Nutrition in under the Gillings School of Global Public Health and UNC-CH School of Medicine.  We are located on the second floor of McGavran-Greenberg Hall in 2204, 2222b, 2223, & 2225. The imaging portion of our research (MRI/fMRI) takes places primarily at the Biomedical Research Imaging Center (BRIC), which is located on the UNC-CH campus on the first floor of Marsico Hall.

Analysis Area and Research Kitchen

Our 597 sq. ft. analysis area and research kitchen is designed facilitate a single location to complete all aspects that are core to our program of work. The analysis area includes high performance workstations with standing desks. Our research kitchen provide an optimal location for food storage, meal preparation, measurement and analysis for acute, individual/small group feeding protocols (e.g., eating in the absence of hunger, preload designs, ad libitum intake). The space is designed specifically to be easily convert to a demonstration kitchen and and facilitate medium to large group meetings.

Clinical/Psychosocial Assessment Area

The clinical/psychosocial assessment area is another multi-use room that allows for private anthropometric assessment and phlebotomy and blood processing.  This space is also includes two individual assessment booths for food sensory evaluation, eating behavior tests, as well as performing computer-based paradigms.

Childhood Research Lab

The SPROUTS study is housed at the UNC Center for Health Promotion and Disease Prevention (HPDP). The Center, one of the CDC’s first Prevention Research Centers, emphasizes community-based participatory research to reduce health disparities. Our NIBL personnel at HPDP conduct SPROUTS assessments on the 2nd floor of HPDP in rooms 210, 240, and 245. 

Our Locations

UNC Chapel Hill

Room 2223
McGavran-Greenberg Hall
CB# 7461
Chapel Hill, NC27599
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Biomedical Research Imaging Center (BRIC)
First Floor Marsico Hall
125 Mason Farm Road
Chapel Hill, NC 27599
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UNC Center for Health Promotion and Disease Prevention (HPDP)
Room 240
1700 M.L.K. Jr Blvd
Chapel Hill, NC 27514
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