Gurpreet Kalra, MS, CCRP

Gurpreet Kalra, MS, is program manager of research in the Healthy Weight Program at The Children's Hospital of Philadelphia.

Locations: Specialty Care, Market Street

  • Education and Training

    Board Certification

    Certified Clinical Research Professional (CCRP)

    Undergraduate Degree

    BS - University of Delhi, Delhi, India

    Graduate Degree

    MS in Child Development - University of Delhi, Delhi, India
    Perelman School of Medicine, University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, PA

  • Titles and Academic Titles

    Program Manager, Research

    Academic Investigator, Healthy Weight Program

  • Centers and Programs
  • Research Interests

    Interventions for health behavior change
    Obesity and sleep research
    Health services research 

  • Publications

    Papers

    2014

    Lorenz, R, Budhathoki, C, Kalra, GK, Richards, KC (in press, Family and Community Health) The relationship between sleep and physical function in community-dwelling adults: A pilot study. Read the abstract.

    2012

    Lorenz RA, Gooneratne N, Cole CS, Kleban MH, Kalra GK, Richards KC. Exercise and social activity improve everyday function in long-term care residents. Am J Geriatr Psychiatry. 2012 Jun;20(6):468-76. Cited in PubMed; PMID 22617163. Read the abstract

    2011

    Richards KC, Lambert C, Beck C, Bliwise D, Evans W, Kalra GK, et al. Strength training, walking, and social activity improve sleep in nursing home and assisted living residents: randomized controlled trial. J Am Geriatr Soc; 2011;59(2):214-223. Cited in PubMed; PMID 21314643. Read the article

    Rose KM, Beck C, Tsai PF, Liem PH, Davila DG, Kleban M, et al. Sleep disturbances and nocturnal agitation behaviors in older adults with dementia. SLEEP; 2011;34(6):779-786; PMID 21629366. Read the article

    Posters and Presentations

    2014

    Bishop CT, Gruver RS, Gerdes M, Virudachalam S, Suh AW, duRivage NE, Magge SN, Kalra GK, Shults J, DeRusso PA, Power TJ, Berkowitz RI, Fiks AG. The Grow2Gether Pilot Study: Peer-Based Social Media Intervention to Prevent Obesity Beginning in Infancy. Poster Presentation at the Society of Pediatric Psychology Conference. Philadelphia. 2014.

    Fiks AG, Gruver RS, Virudachalm S, Gerdes M, Bishop CT, Kalra GK, Suh AW, duRivage NE, Magge SN, Shults J, DeRusso PA, Power TJ, Berkowitz RI. The Grow2Gether Pilot Study: A Facebook Group Intervention for Mothers to Prevent Obesity from Infancy. Poster Presentation at the Pediatric Academic Societies Annual Meeting. May 2014

    Gruver RS, Virudachalam S, Gerdes M, Bishop CT, Kalra GK, Suh AW, duRivage NE, Magge SN, Shults J, DeRusso PA, Power TJ, Berkowitz RI, Fiks AG. Early Childhood Obesity Prevention: Comparing Mothers’ and Clinicians’ Priorities. Poster Presentation at the Pediatric Academic Societies Annual Meeting; 2014.

    2012

    Lorenz RA, Budhathoki CB, Kalra GK, Richards KC. Predictors of preclinical disability in adults with sleep complaints [presentation]. GSA's 65th Annual Scientific Meeting; 2012

    Rogers VE, Kalra GK, Richards KC. Rhythmicity of objective signs of RLS in the elderly [poster presentation]. Does RLS become a different phenomenon with aging? Associated Professional Sleep Societies 26th annual meeting; 2012

    Richards KC, Bost J, Kalra GK, DiCarlo J, Cuellar NG, Allen RP. Diagnostic accuracy of restless legs syndrome measures [poster presentation]. Associated Professional Sleep Societies 26th annual meeting; 2012

    Jung L, Kalra GK, Richards KC. Sleep characteristics among the oldest adults [poster presentation]. Associated Professional Sleep Societies 26th annual meeting; 2012

    Lorenz R, Kalra GK, Budhathoki C, Richards KC. Relationship between sleep and physical functioning in community dwelling adults [poster presentation]. Associated Professional Sleep Societies 26th annual meeting; 2012

    2010

    Richards KC, Kalra GK, Bliwise DL. Exercise reduces apnea-hypopnea index in cognitively impaired older adults [poster presentation]. Associated Professional Sleep Societies 24rd annual meeting; 2010

  • Editorial and Academic Positions

    2014 - present, Pediatric Obesity, Ad Hoc Reviewer
    2014 - present, Obesity Research & Clinical Practice, Ad Hoc Reviewer

  • Leaderships

    National Societies

    2012 - present, The Obesity Society
    2011 - present, Society of Clinical Research Associates