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Weight Management Program

Obesity affects approximately 70 million Americans. It is a complex metabolic disease that occurs as a result of both our genetic make-up and environmental forces. In simple terms, obesity arises from the consumption of too many calories relative to the amount of energy expended.

As a person's Body Mass Index (BMI) rises above 25, so does the risk of diseases, including type 2 diabetes, cardiovascular disease, and some cancers. Determine your BMI with this chart [PDF].

The Weight Management Program at the University of Michigan was created to identify strategies that will result in long-term weight management for obese individuals, utilizing the latest research and clinical strategies. We are dedicated to educating, motivating, and empowering individuals to make healthy lifestyle choices.


Please note: This is a clinical and research program with restricted admittance. Patients must meet certain eligibility criteria. All patients must have a BMI ≥32 kg/m2 with a weight-related health condition (for example, high blood pressure or type 2 diabetes) or a BMI ≥ 35 kg/m2.  Please use this BMI chart to find your BMI or use a standard BMI calculator found on the Internet.


To apply for this program, please do the following:

1. Review the ORIENTATION to the Weight Management Program:  

          Orientation [Powerpoint]   OR    Orientation [PDF]

2. Then take this Self-Assessment QUIZ:

3. Record the confirmation number:

Please record the confirmation number that you receive after you have passed the self-assessment quiz, and provide this to the appointment scheduler to prove that you reviewed the orientation information and passed the quiz.

4. Complete the Initial Evaluation Form and the Questionnaires:

QUESTIONS: Contact the study coordinator, Nicole Miller, MPH, RD, at or