Dr. Laar has been Principal Investigator or Co-Investigator of over 20 successful research grants at the University of Ghana. He is the Principal Investigator (PI) of the IDRC-funded ‘MEALS4NCDs Project’ which is providing Measurements, Evaluation, Accountability and Leadership Support for NCDs prevention in Ghana. He is the PI of the IDRC/Rockefeller Foundation-funded ‘Healthier Diets for Healthy Lives (HD4HL) Project’, which is supporting the Ghanaian Ministry of Health to develop a Nutrient Profiling Model to underpin a bundle of double-duty food-based policies. He is the PI of the Advocating for Health (A4H) Project which aims to create a favorable environment and stakeholder buy-in for food-related fiscal policies especially Sugar-Sweetened Beverages (SSB) tax in Ghana. Dr. Laar is also a Co-PI of the NYU-UG Research Integrity Training Programme that has facilitated the establishment of the first-ever MSc Programme in Bioethics in Ghana – at the University of Ghana.