MEND is committed to ongoing scientific research and evaluation of our programs internationally and in the US. In the UK, MEND is supported by successful research, including a randomized controlled trial (RCT) – the gold standard for clinical research.
In 2008, MEND conducted a pilot study in New York City to test the adaptability and cultural appropriateness of the UK program in the US. The process and suitability for multicultural groups was a success.
MEND is currently conducting several research pilots in Austin (in partnership with the Michael & Susan Dell Center for the Advancement of Healthy Living, University of Texas School of Public Health), Houston (in partnership with Baylor College of Medicine) and Washington DC (in partnership with Children's National Medical Center). MEND plans to conduct a US randomized controlled trial in the near future.