Jayna M. Dave Lab

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Study Participant Volunteers


Baylor EFNEP Study Texas – B.E.S.T.

Baylor is currently recruiting parents of children between the ages of 4-8 years old who are currently participating or have participated in the EFNEP program in the last three years for an online conversation about child feeding practices. You will be paid $45 at the conclusion of the study. If you would like to participate, fill out our eligibility questionnaire linked below or contact us:

Mamie A. White
Phone: 713-798-0501

Alexandra N. Castro
Phone: 713-798-0394

Complete the B.E.S.T. Eligibility Questionnaire.


Lab Job Opportunities


We are currently not recruiting, but visit the Baylor Careers Website for current available positions in other labs.


Lab Training Opportunities


Postdoctoral Research: Visit the Postdoctoral Fellowship in Children's Nutrition webpage to learn about upcoming center-supported postdoctoral training opportunities. There are rolling deadlines for application, based on funding availability.

Medical Trainees: Contact Dr. Dave if you are a current medical trainee (medical student, resident, or fellow) at the Texas Medical Center and are interested in gaining research experience focusing on health disparities related to obesity and diet-related chronic disease prevention.

Graduate Students: Dr. Dave offers training opportunities to Master of Public Health Students who are seeking research experience as partial completion of the requirements of their degree. She is also open to serving as a member of thesis and doctoral committees or working with graduate students who are interested in completing a thesis or dissertation on a topic related to her research interests. With graduate students, she takes a special interest in talking with you about your career interests and options and helping you to make the next big step. Contact Dr. Dave for more information.

Undergraduate Research: The Dave Lab offers training opportunities to undergraduates for course credit through their home institution within Houston. Dr. Dave has mentored numerous students from the University of Houston and Rice University. Several have gone on to medical school, competitive dietetic internships, or have become paid members of my staff. Contact Dr. Dave for more information.