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:
- Albert Einstein College of Medicine, Harry Ostrer Laboratory
- Bloomsburg University, Department of Exercise Science
- Boston University, Nutrition and Weight management Research Center
- Bucknell University, Bucknell Geisinger Research Initiative (BGRI)
- Medical College of Georgia, Department of Biochemistry and Molecular Biology
- Johns Hopkins University, Global Center on Childhood Obesity
- New York University, Department of Surgery
- Pennsylvania State University, Department of Nutritional Sciences
- Pennsylvania State University, Center for Childhood Obesity Research
- Temple University, Center for Obesity Research and Education (CORE)
- University of Maryland, Nutrition Obesity Research Center (NORC)
- Yale University, Department of Cellular & Molecular Physiology