The Lake Nona Life Project is the research platform that alters the natural history of health by studying wellness and behavior-based disease prevention.

The Lake Nona Life Project’s research focus is at the intersection of Community, Stakeholders, Science, and a belief in Whole Person Wellbeing.

To optimize health and wellbeing by transforming environmental influences and behavioral factors.

- Lake Nona Life Project mission statement

Lake Nona’s living lab serves as a model wellbeing community built on a foundation of rigorous research and applied innovation conducted by world-class scientific leadership and engaged Citizen Scientists. With a 17-square mile master-designed community home to thoughtfully designed neighborhoods, world-class education facilities, Lake Nona Medical City, a Sports & Performance District, diverse work spaces, recreational facilities, retail centers and entertainment venues, Lake Nona creates the optimal platform for a research project.

The Life Project is an epidemiological study intending to minimize and confine morbidity to the later stages of life, advance and extend healthy longevity, and limit the onset and progression of preventable diseases.

Knowledge acquired through the study of behavior and health will enable the community to better support organizations and social networks that promote optimal wellness.

Areas of Research Include:

  • Self-Compassion

  • Loneliness/Social Isolation

  • Pets

  • High Mood

  • Stressful Life Experiences

  • Your Personality

  • Employment

  • Quality of Life

  • Your Health

  • Healthcare Utilization

  • Oral Health

  • Health Behaviors

  • Time Use

  • Low Mood

The focus of the Lake Nona Life Project is early identification of pre-clinical indicators of potential disease to allow subsequent sub-study interventions to disrupt the natural history of disease progression.

Interested Research Areas for Sub-Studies:

  • Anxiety and Depression

  • Sleep

  • Gut Microbiome and related disease

  • Migraines

  • Ulcers

  • Quality of Life

  • Happiness, wellbeing, purpose

  • Work / life balance

  • Impact of social connections

  • Mental health

  • Inflammation

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