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Noom is grounded in science.
It’s at the heart of everything we do

Evidence-Based Science

We have more than 30 peer-reviewed scientific articles that inform users, practitioners, scientists, and the public about how our methods work and how effective they are.

Our team of behavioral health experts have PhDs and masters degrees in psychology, integrative medicine, neuroscience, and statistics. We make scientific discoveries about all aspects of behavior change, making the world a healthier place.

Our research spans many different areas of health, including oncology, diabetes prevention, hypertension, diabetes management, and more.

Featured Publications

Peer-Reviewed Scientific Journal Articles

Journal of women’s health.

Postpartum Weight Retention: A Retrospective Data Analysis Measuring Weight Loss and Program Engagement with a Mobile Health Program

JMIR mhealth.

Mobile Delivery of the Diabetes Prevention Program in People With Prediabetes: Randomized Controlled Trial

frontiers in public health.

Cross-national Outcomes of a Digital Weight Loss Intervention in the United States, Canada, United Kingdom and Ireland, and Australia and New Zealand



Self-Reported Nutritional Factors Are Associated with Weight Loss at 18 Months

Participate in Research

We’re currently running studies that explore all aspects of behavior change to make the world a healthier place.

Current Studies

Research on Diabetes

The Noom Diabetes Prevention Program (DPP) was 
the first virtual DPP to receive full CDC recognition.

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Have questions?

Please email research@noom.com

Scientific Advisory Board

Our scientific advisory board is composed of world-renowned experts in health behavior and outcomes.

Rena Wing

PROFESSOR of Psychiatry and Human Behavior, Alpert Medical School at Brown University

DIRECTOR, Weight Control and Diabetes Research Center at the Miriam Hospital

Dr. Wing is a renowned expert on long-term weight management and has published over 500 peer-reviewed scientific articles. She has been involved in clinical trials using weight loss for prevention of diabetes and cardiovascular disease in those who have diabetes. She is also the co-founder of The National Weight Control Registry, a database of over 10,000 individuals who have successfully lost weight and maintained it; on average these registry members have lost over 30 pounds and kept it off more than 5 years. Studying these individuals has taught us much about successful weight loss maintenance.

Sabine Wilhelm

PROFESSOR, Harvard Medical School

CHIEF OF PSYCHOLOGY, Massachusetts General Hospital Director, Center for OCD and Related Disorders, MGH

Dr. Wilhelm’s groundbreaking research focuses on using technology to improve mental health. Her expertise lies in obsessive-compulsive and related disorders, cognitive-behavioral therapy, as well as mental health more broadly. She has published more than 200 peer-reviewed articles and reviews, and served as President for the Association for Behavioral and Cognitive Therapies (ABCT).

Andrew Steptoe

PROFESSOR of Psychology and Epidemiology, University College London

HEAD OF THE RESEARCH DEPARTMENT of Behavioral Science and Health, University College London

Dr. Steptoe is a leading expert in health and aging, the psychobiology of health and disease, and health behavior research. He has published over 700 peer-reviewed articles and authored or edited 20 books. He served as the President of the International Society of Behavioral Medicine and is the founding editor of the British Journal of Health Psychology.

David Marrero

PROFESSOR of Public Health and Medicine, University of Arizona

DIRECTOR The University of Arizona Center for Border Health Disparities

Dr. Marrero is a recognized expert in early diabetes intervention, community health programs, and medication adherence. He significantly advanced development of the Diabetes Prevention Program, the gold standard lifestyle intervention for diabetes prevention, as well as the TRIAD study, which examined diabetes treatment in managed-care settings. He served as President for Healthcare and Education for the American Diabetes Association.

Tom Hildebrandt

ASSOCIATE PROFESSOR of Psychiatry, ICAHN School of Medicine at Mount Sinai Hospital.


Dr. Hildebrandt’s extensive expertise lies in eating and weight disorders, as well as obesity more broadly. He has published over 100 peer-reviewed articles and 50 presentations on body image, eating disorders, and obesity, among others. His research uses a variety of methods, such as novel, cutting edge techniques to provide effective interventions to patients across all ages.


The Latest Insights

The latest data on how behavior change can improve health, brought to you by Noom’s research scientists.

When we’re not working on scientific publications, we explore interesting data trends and learn fun insights from our users. Want to know how food consumption changed around the latest holiday, or the trending new snacks this year?

Check back often for our latest analyses.

Noom + Stress: Behind the Numbers

Noom + Stress: Behind the Numbers

Siobhan Mitchell, Ph.D., Senior Director of Academic Research at Noom At Noom, we take a holistic approach, knowing that all areas of our health are dependent on our daily habits and our psychological well-being.  In looking at the market, we found that there was...

What the science says (Pt 2): Tips to tell if science is trustworthy

What the science says (Pt 2): Tips to tell if science is trustworthy

You may have heard people you know make claims about science -- like the effects of eating three meals a day or that intermittent fasting is the best way to lose weight. But there’s so much out there that it can be hard to understand what to trust and what not to...

What the science says (Pt 1): What is long-term weight loss?

What the science says (Pt 1): What is long-term weight loss?

One question that we’re sometimes asked is, “do you have any research showing that Noom is effective for long-term weight loss?” This question comes from users who want to know how to tell if they’ve been successful after trying to lose weight for a long time, or...


Can sense of smell impact health and weight?

Cell Metabolism, 2017

A recent study showed that mice who’ve lost their sense of smell had a faster metabolism, better fat-burning, and lower obesity than mice with normal noses.

What does this mean?
This study was done on mice, so it’s too early to say whether you should start holding your nose while eating lunch. However, it does suggest that smell isn’t just about enjoying your meal, it can also trigger your body to build up fat stores.

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