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External Collaborators

Collaboration is essential to Geisinger's research and Geisinger encourages affiliations with both local and national institutions.

Geisinger's state-of-the-art resources and facilities offer a comprehensive infrastructure to support obesity research. These include Geisinger's Electronic Health Record which allows researchers exclusionary/inclusionary database access to nearly three million Geisinger patient records, and a large repository of DNA samples.

The Sigfried and Janet Weis Center for Research and the Geisinger Center for Health Research are home to internationally-renowned investigators with expertise in epidemiology, molecular and cellular biology, rural health, genomics, healthcare information technology, development of new healthcare models and clinical trials management.

The Obesity Institute collaborates with a number of external healthcare and academic centers, including for example, affiliations with: