The founder of Wellscapes, David Dzewaltowski, has been the Principle Investigator or Co-Investigator for over $6 million of funded research from organizations such as the National Institutes of Health, U.S. Department of Agriculture, and numerous health foundations including the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation, Kansas Health Foundation, Sunflower Foundation, and the United Methodist Health Ministry Fund.

Below is a list of our active grants. If you are interested in funding our work, please email Dr. David A. Dzewaltowski.


Welk, G. (PI)                                                 

01/01/2015 – 12/31/2018

National Institute of Food and Agriculture (USDA)

Dissemination of the Evidence-Based SWITCH® Program for Childhood Obesity Prevention.

The goal of this project is to evaluate the adoption, implementation and effectiveness of a childhood obesity prevention program.


Rosenkranz, R.R. (PI)                       

06/01/2014 - 05/31/2016

Kansas Health Foundation

Girl Scouts Wellness Policy to Practice.

The goal of this study is to evaluate the impact of a multilevel policy to practice intervention training of Girl Scout troop leaders on troop practices and the girls’ physical activity and healthful eating.


Dzewaltowski (PI) 


United Methodist Health Ministry Fund

A system for obesity prevention through childcare:  HOP'N child development online.

This study evaluates the feasibility of a childhood obesity prevention program for young children in child care settings.