Michael G Perri

Michael G Perri, Ph.D.

DEAN

Department: HP-OFFICE OF THE DEAN
Business Phone: (352) 273-6214
Business Email: mperri@phhp.ufl.edu

About Michael G Perri

Michael G. Perri, PhD, ABPP, is the Dean of the College of Public Health and Health Professions and the Robert G. Frank Endowed Professor of Clinical and Health Psychology. Dr. Perri was appointed Dean in 2009, after serving as interim dean for two years. Under his leadership, the college has grown from 1,700 to 2,553 students and has expanded its academic portfolio to include a doctorate of occupational therapy, PhD programs and concentrations in biostatistics, environmental and global health, epidemiology, One Health, public health, social and behavioral sciences, an online Master of Public Health, and a Bachelor of Public Health. Dr. Perri’s research focuses on health promotion and disease prevention through changes in diet and physical activity. He has contributed to more than 200 publications and has been the principal investigator or co-investigator for more than $65 million in research grants and contracts. Dr. Perri is an elected fellow of the American Psychological Association, the Society of Behavioral Medicine, and the Obesity Society. He is the recipient of the American Psychological Association’s Samuel M. Turner Award for Distinguished Contributions to Applied Research in Clinical Psychology and the Society of Behavioral Medicine’s Distinguished Research Mentor Award.

Board Certifications

  • Clinical Psychology
    American Board of Professional Psychology

Research Profile

Health promotion; behavioral management of obesity

Open Researcher and Contributor ID (ORCID)

0000-0003-3651-1542

Publications

2021
Children with Severe Obesity in Family-Based Obesity Treatment Compared with Other Participants: Conclusions Depend on Metrics.
Obesity (Silver Spring, Md.). 29(2):393-401 [DOI] 10.1002/oby.23071. [PMID] 33491306.
2021
Examining the interdependence of parent-child dyads: Effects on weight loss and maintenance.
Pediatric obesity. 16(1) [DOI] 10.1111/ijpo.12697. [PMID] 32720457.
2021
Effect of Behavioral Therapy With In-Clinic or Telephone Group Visits vs In-Clinic Individual Visits on Weight Loss Among Patients With Obesity in Rural Clinical Practice: A Randomized Clinical Trial.
JAMA. 325(4):363-372 [DOI] 10.1001/jama.2020.25855. [PMID] 33496775.
2020
Effect of Telehealth Extended Care for Maintenance of Weight Loss in Rural US Communities: A Randomized Clinical Trial.
JAMA network open. 3(6) [DOI] 10.1001/jamanetworkopen.2020.6764. [PMID] 32539150.
2020
Effects of Intervention Characteristics on Willingness to Initiate a Weight Gain Prevention Program.
American journal of health promotion : AJHP. 34(8):837-847 [DOI] 10.1177/0890117120905709. [PMID] 32077301.
2020
Family Encouragement of Healthy Eating Predicts Child Dietary Intake and Weight Loss in Family-Based Behavioral Weight-Loss Treatment.
Childhood obesity (Print). 16(3):218-225 [DOI] 10.1089/chi.2019.0119. [PMID] 31829732.
2020
General and Eating Disorder Psychopathology in Relation to Short- and Long-Term Weight Change in Treatment-Seeking Children: A Latent Profile Analysis.
Annals of behavioral medicine : a publication of the Society of Behavioral Medicine. [DOI] 10.1093/abm/kaaa076. [PMID] 32914852.
2020
Longitudinal Changes in Food Addiction Symptoms and Body Weight among Adults in a Behavioral Weight-Loss Program.
Nutrients. 12(12) [DOI] 10.3390/nu12123687. [PMID] 33260468.
2020
Rural/urban disparities in access to the National Diabetes Prevention Program.
Translational behavioral medicine. [DOI] 10.1093/tbm/ibz098. [PMID] 31228199.
2020
Cost-Effectiveness of Three Doses of a Behavioral Intervention to Prevent or Delay Type 2 Diabetes in Rural Areas.
Journal of the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics. 120(7):1163-1171 [DOI] 10.1016/j.jand.2019.10.025. [PMID] 31899170.
2019
Featured Article: Behavior Interventions Addressing Obesity in Rural Settings: The E-FLIP for Kids Trial.
Journal of pediatric psychology. 44(8):889-901 [DOI] 10.1093/jpepsy/jsz029. [PMID] 31039250.
2019
Effect of dose of behavioral weight loss treatment on glycemic control in adults with prediabetes.
BMJ open diabetes research & care. 7(1) [DOI] 10.1136/bmjdrc-2019-000653. [PMID] 31245006.
2019
Factors associated with depression and anxiety symptoms among children seeking treatment for obesity: A social-ecological approach.
Pediatric obesity. 14(8) [DOI] 10.1111/ijpo.12518. [PMID] 30990254.
2019
Design of the Rural LEAP randomized trial: An evaluation of extended-care programs for weight management delivered via group or individual telephone counseling.
Contemporary clinical trials. 76:55-63 [DOI] 10.1016/j.cct.2018.11.006. [PMID] 30408606.
2019
Child and parent reports of children’s depressive symptoms in relation to children’s weight loss response in family-based obesity treatment.
Pediatric obesity. 14(7) [DOI] 10.1111/ijpo.12511. [PMID] 30664829.
2019
Does yoga help college‐aged women feel better about their bodies?
Sex Roles. 80(1-2):41-51 [DOI] 10.1007/s11199-018-0917-5.
2018
Home and neighbourhood built environment features in family‐based treatment for childhood obesity
Pediatric obesity. 14(3) [DOI] 10.1111/ijpo.12477. [PMID] 30378768.
2017
Comparison of an alternative schedule of extended care contacts to a self-directed control: a randomized trial of weight loss maintenance.
The international journal of behavioral nutrition and physical activity. 14(1) [DOI] 10.1186/s12966-017-0564-1. [PMID] 28806992.
2017
Dose, Content, and Mediators of Family-Based Treatment for Childhood Obesity: A Multisite Randomized Clinical Trial.
JAMA pediatrics. 171(12):1151-1159 [DOI] 10.1001/jamapediatrics.2017.2960. [PMID] 29084318.
2017
Patterns of Eating Disorder Pathology are Associated with Weight Change in Family-Based Behavioral Obesity Treatment.
Obesity (Silver Spring, Md.). 25(12):2115-2122 [DOI] 10.1002/oby.22028. [PMID] 28984076.
2017
Psychometric evaluation of the youth eating disorder examination questionnaire in children with overweight or obesity.
The International journal of eating disorders. 50(7):776-780 [DOI] 10.1002/eat.22693. [PMID] 28205275.
2016
The role of self-monitoring in the maintenance of weight loss success.
Eating behaviors. 21:193-7 [DOI] 10.1016/j.eatbeh.2016.03.005. [PMID] 26974582.
2016
Weight loss maintenance strategies among rural breast cancer survivors: The rural women connecting for better health trial.
Obesity (Silver Spring, Md.). 24(10):2070-7 [DOI] 10.1002/oby.21625. [PMID] 27581328.
2016
Quantile regression in the presence of monotone missingness with sensitivity analysis.
Biostatistics (Oxford, England). 17(1):108-21 [DOI] 10.1093/biostatistics/kxv023. [PMID] 26041008.
2016
Effect of dose of behavioral treatment for obesity on binge eating severity.
Eating behaviors. 22:55-61 [DOI] 10.1016/j.eatbeh.2016.03.032. [PMID] 27086049.
2016
Decreasing food fussiness in children with obesity leads to greater weight loss in family-based treatment.
Obesity (Silver Spring, Md.). 24(10):2158-63 [DOI] 10.1002/oby.21622. [PMID] 27601189.
2016
Protocol for the Rural Engagement in Primary Care for Optimizing Weight Reduction (RE-POWER) Trial: Comparing three obesity treatment models in rural primary care.
Contemporary clinical trials. 47:304-14 [DOI] 10.1016/j.cct.2016.02.006. [PMID] 26898748.
2015
Group dynamics are associated with weight loss in the behavioral treatment of obesity.
Obesity (Silver Spring, Md.). 23(8):1563-9 [DOI] 10.1002/oby.21148. [PMID] 26179461.
2015
NIH working group report: Innovative research to improve maintenance of weight loss.
Obesity (Silver Spring, Md.). 23(1):7-15 [DOI] 10.1002/oby.20967. [PMID] 25469998.
2015
Public health education at the University of Florida: synergism and educational innovation.
American journal of public health. 105 Suppl 1:S83-7 [DOI] 10.2105/AJPH.2014.302414. [PMID] 25706027.
2015
Reduction in food away from home is associated with improved child relative weight and body composition outcomes and this relation is mediated by changes in diet quality.
Journal of the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics. 115(9):1400-7 [DOI] 10.1016/j.jand.2015.03.009. [PMID] 25963602.
2015
Successful aging: Advancing the science of physical independence in older adults.
Ageing research reviews. 24(Pt B):304-27 [DOI] 10.1016/j.arr.2015.09.005. [PMID] 26462882.
2014
Increases in Self-Weighing Associated With Less Weight Gain in Freshman College Students
Annals of Behavioral Medicine. 47(1)
2014
The Role of Psychological Factors On Obese Children’s Quality of Life
Annals of Behavioral Medicine. 47(1)
2014
Protocol and recruitment results from a randomized controlled trial comparing group phone-based versus newsletter interventions for weight loss maintenance among rural breast cancer survivors.
Contemporary clinical trials. 37(2):261-71 [DOI] 10.1016/j.cct.2014.01.010. [PMID] 24486636.
2014
Preliminary Findings From An Examination of An Online Commercially-Based Weight Management Program
Annals of Behavioral Medicine. 47(1)
2014
Modifications in parent feeding practices and child diet during family-based behavioral treatment improve child zBMI.
Obesity (Silver Spring, Md.). 22(5):E119-26 [DOI] 10.1002/oby.20708. [PMID] 24458836.
2014
Long-Term Adherence to Health Behavior Change
. 22(1):3-4
2014
Lifestyle interventions for cardiovascular disease risk reduction: a systematic review of the effects of diet composition, food provision, and treatment modality on weight loss.
Current atherosclerosis reports. 16(10) [DOI] 10.1007/s11883-014-0442-0. [PMID] 25092578.
2014
Group Dynamics Impact Weight Loss Outcomes in Lifestyle Intervention for Obesity
Annals of Behavioral Medicine. 47(1)
2014
A Randomized Trial Comparing Weight Loss Treatment Delivered in Large Versus Small Groups
Annals of Behavioral Medicine. 47(1)
2014
Effect of dietary restriction and exercise on lower extremity tissue compartments in obese, older women: a pilot study.
The journals of gerontology. Series A, Biological sciences and medical sciences. 69(1):101-8 [DOI] 10.1093/gerona/gls337. [PMID] 23682155.
2014
Dietary self-monitoring and long-term success with weight management.
Obesity (Silver Spring, Md.). 22(9):1962-7 [DOI] 10.1002/oby.20807. [PMID] 24931055.
2014
Dietary Restraint and Weight Change in College Women Participating in a Weight Gain Prevention Program
Annals of Behavioral Medicine. 47(1)
2014
Comparative effectiveness of three doses of weight-loss counseling: two-year findings from the rural LITE trial.
Obesity (Silver Spring, Md.). 22(11):2293-300 [DOI] 10.1002/oby.20832. [PMID] 25376396.
2014
A randomized trial investigating the effect of a brief lifestyle intervention on freshman-year weight gain.
Journal of American college health : J of ACH. 62(2):101-9 [DOI] 10.1080/07448481.2013.849259. [PMID] 24456512.
2014
A randomized trial comparing weight loss treatment delivered in large versus small groups.
The international journal of behavioral nutrition and physical activity. 11 [DOI] 10.1186/s12966-014-0123-y. [PMID] 25249056.
2014
Effects of behavioral treatment on long-term weight loss: lessons learned from the look AHEAD trial.
Obesity (Silver Spring, Md.). 22(1):3-4 [DOI] 10.1002/oby.20672. [PMID] 24415676.
2013
The Stanford Leisure-Time Activity Categorical Item (L-Cat): a Single Categorical Item Sensitive To Physical Activity Changes in Overweight/Obese Women
International Journal of Obesity. 37(12):1597-1602 [DOI] 10.1038/ijo.2013.36. [PMID] 23588625.
2013
Effects of prescribing 1,000 versus 1,500 kilocalories per day in the behavioral treatment of obesity: a randomized trial.
Obesity (Silver Spring, Md.). 21(12):2481-7 [DOI] 10.1002/oby.20439. [PMID] 23512956.
2013
Promoting healthy weight with “stability skills first”: a randomized trial.
Journal of consulting and clinical psychology. 81(2):336-46 [DOI] 10.1037/a0030544. [PMID] 23106759.
2013
Benefits and risks of weight-loss treatment for older, obese women.
Clinical interventions in aging. 8:157-66 [DOI] 10.2147/CIA.S38155. [PMID] 23430455.
2013
Developing a research agenda for cardiovascular disease prevention in high-risk rural communities.
American journal of public health. 103(6):1011-21 [DOI] 10.2105/AJPH.2012.300984. [PMID] 23597371.
2012
The impact of extended care on the long-term maintenance of weight loss: a systematic review and meta-analysis.
Obesity reviews : an official journal of the International Association for the Study of Obesity. 13(6):509-17 [DOI] 10.1111/j.1467-789X.2011.00972.x. [PMID] 22212682.
2012
Promoting Healthy Weight With `Stability First’: 18-Month Maintenance Results
Annals of Behavioral Medicine. 43
2012
The Effect of Daily Self-Monitoring of Weight On Changes in Caloric Intake and Energy Expenditure
Annals of Behavioral Medicine. 43
2012
Social support for healthy behaviors: scale psychometrics and prediction of weight loss among women in a behavioral program.
Obesity (Silver Spring, Md.). 20(4):756-64 [DOI] 10.1038/oby.2011.293. [PMID] 21996661.
2012
Self-Monitoring for Successful Maintenance of Lost Weight in Lifestyle Treatment of Obesity
Annals of Behavioral Medicine. 43
2012
Self-Monitoring for Successful Maintenance of Lost Weight in Lifestyle Treatment of Obesity
Annals of Behavioral Medicine. 43
2012
Promoting Healthy Weight With `Stability First’: 18-Month Maintenance Results
Annals of Behavioral Medicine. 43
2012
Prevalence of obesity among adults from rural and urban areas of the United States: findings from NHANES (2005-2008).
The Journal of rural health : official journal of the American Rural Health Association and the National Rural Health Care Association. 28(4):392-7 [DOI] 10.1111/j.1748-0361.2012.00411.x. [PMID] 23083085.
2012
Behavioral economic predictors of overweight children’s weight loss.
Journal of consulting and clinical psychology. 80(6):1086-1096 [DOI] 10.1037/a0029827. [PMID] 22924332.
2012
Navigating Mid To Later Stage Behavioral Medicine Careers: Challenges and Solutions
Annals of Behavioral Medicine. 43
2012
Outcomes of a weight loss intervention among rural breast cancer survivors.
Breast cancer research and treatment. 132(2):631-9 [DOI] 10.1007/s10549-011-1922-3. [PMID] 22198470.
2012
Child Appetitive Traits Influence Dietary Intake in Treatment Seeking Overweight Children
The FASEB's Journal. 26
2012
Comparing Costs of Telephone vs Face-to-Face Extended-Care Programs for the Management of Obesity in Rural Settings.
Journal of the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics. 112(9):1363-1373 [DOI] 10.1016/j.jand.2012.05.002. [PMID] 22818246.
2012
Bayesian inference for the causal effect of mediation.
Biometrics. 68(4):1028-36 [DOI] 10.1111/j.1541-0420.2012.01781.x. [PMID] 23005030.
2012
Improving Lifestyle Interventions for Obesity: the Effects of Prescribing Moderate Versus Mild Caloric Restriction Goals On Long-Term Weight Loss Maintenance
Annals of Behavioral Medicine. 43
2012
Improving Lifestyle Interventions for Obesity: the Effects of Prescribing Moderate Versus Mild Caloric Restriction Goals On Long-Term Weight Loss Maintenance
Annals of Behavioral Medicine. 43
2011
Weekday and Weekend Patterns of Physical Activity in Older Adults
Annals of Behavioral Medicine. 41
2011
Weight loss with naltrexone SR/bupropion SR combination therapy as an adjunct to behavior modification: the COR-BMOD trial.
Obesity (Silver Spring, Md.). 19(1):110-20 [DOI] 10.1038/oby.2010.147. [PMID] 20559296.
2011
Using the Revised Stanford Brief Activity Survey (Sbas-R) To Assess Changes in Leisure-Time Activity Among Obese Women
Annals of Behavioral Medicine. 41
2011
The impact of behavioral intervention on obesity mediated declines in mobility function: implications for longevity.
Journal of aging research. 2011 [DOI] 10.4061/2011/392510. [PMID] 22013527.
2011
The Extension Family Lifestyle Intervention Project (E-FLIP for Kids): design and methods.
Contemporary clinical trials. 32(1):50-8 [DOI] 10.1016/j.cct.2010.08.002. [PMID] 20708715.
2011
The Association Between Obesity and Primary Care Utilization
Annals of Behavioral Medicine. 41
2011
Successful long-term weight loss maintenance in a rural population.
Clinical interventions in aging. 6:303-9 [DOI] 10.2147/CIA.S25389. [PMID] 22162646.
2011
Successful long-term weight loss maintenance in a rural population
Clinical Interventions in Aging. 6:303-309
2011
Problem-Solving Deficits, Negative Affect, and the Maintenance of Binge Eating Behavior
Annals of Behavioral Medicine. 41
2011
Translating weight loss and physical activity programs into the community to preserve mobility in older, obese adults in poor cardiovascular health.
Archives of internal medicine. 171(10):880-6 [DOI] 10.1001/archinternmed.2010.522. [PMID] 21263080.
2011
How much walking is needed to improve cardiorespiratory fitness? An examination of the 2008 Physical Activity Guidelines for Americans.
Research quarterly for exercise and sport. 82(2):365-70 [PMID] 21699118.
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2011
How much walking is needed to improve cardiorespiratory fitness? An examination of the 2008 Physical Activity Guidelines for Americans
Research Quarterly for Exercise and Sport. 365-70 [DOI] 10.1080/02701367.2011.10599766. [PMID] 21699118.
2011
Health Outcomes After Stopping Conjugated Equine Estrogens Among Postmenopausal Women With Prior Hysterectomy : A Randomized Controlled Trial
Jama-Journal of the American Medical Association. 305(13):1305-1314
2011
Effects of a weight loss plus exercise program on physical function in overweight, older women: a randomized controlled trial.
Clinical interventions in aging. 6:141-9 [DOI] 10.2147/CIA.S17001. [PMID] 21753869.
2011
Differential response of African American and Caucasian women to extended-care programs for obesity management.
Ethnicity & disease. 21(2):170-5 [PMID] 21749020.
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2011
Delivering Behavioral Weight Management To Rural Breast Cancer Survivors
Annals of Behavioral Medicine. 41
2011
Behavioral Mastery and Long-Term Maintenance of Lost Weight
Annals of Behavioral Medicine. 41
2011
An exploratory analysis of the effects of a weight loss plus exercise program on cellular quality control mechanisms in older overweight women.
Rejuvenation research. 14(3):315-24 [DOI] 10.1089/rej.2010.1132. [PMID] 21631380.
2011
Lack of Social Support From Friends Predicts Successful Weight Loss in a Group-Based Program
Annals of Behavioral Medicine. 41
2010
Primary Motives for Weight Loss in Older, Obese Women From Rural Communities
Annals of Behavioral Medicine. 39
2010
The association between rate of initial weight loss and long-term success in obesity treatment: does slow and steady win the race?
International journal of behavioral medicine. 17(3):161-7 [DOI] 10.1007/s12529-010-9092-y. [PMID] 20443094.
2010
The use of biosimulation in the design of a novel multilevel weight loss maintenance program for overweight children.
Obesity (Silver Spring, Md.). 18 Suppl 1:S91-8 [DOI] 10.1038/oby.2009.437. [PMID] 20107468.
2010
Weight loss goals of patients in a health maintenance organization.
Eating behaviors. 11(2):74-8 [DOI] 10.1016/j.eatbeh.2009.09.007. [PMID] 20188289.
2010
Weight Loss Goals of Patients in a Health Maintenance Organization
Eating Behaviors. 11:74-78 [DOI] 10.1016/j.eatbeh.2009.09.007. [PMID] 20188289.
2010
Modifiable Contributors To the Rural-Urban Disparity in Type 2 Diabetes
Annals of Behavioral Medicine. 39
2010
Weight Loss and Self-Regulatory Eating Efficacy in Older Adults: the Cooperative Lifestyle Intervention Program
Annals of Behavioral Medicine. 39
2010
Low Initial Levels of Perceived Social Support for Healthy Eating and Activity Indicate Room for Intervention
Annals of Behavioral Medicine. 39
2010
Estrogen Plus Progestin and Breast Cancer Incidence and Mortality in Postmenopausal Women
Jama-Journal of the American Medical Association. 304(15):1684-1692
2010
How Accurate Are Self-Report Measures of Physical Activity in Rural Obese Adults?
Annals of Behavioral Medicine. 39
2010
Group versus individual phone-based obesity treatment for rural women.
Eating behaviors. 11(1):11-7 [DOI] 10.1016/j.eatbeh.2009.08.002. [PMID] 19962115.
2010
Effects of exercise on mobility in obese and nonobese older adults.
Obesity (Silver Spring, Md.). 18(6):1168-75 [DOI] 10.1038/oby.2009.317. [PMID] 19834467.
2010
Effect of Patient Gender On Physicians’ Weight Loss Goals for Obese Patients
Annals of Behavioral Medicine. 39
2010
Cynicism: Incident diabetes and worsening of metabolic syndrome in postmenopausal women
. 4(4):187-189
2010
Comparison of physician weight loss goals for obese male and female patients.
Preventive medicine. 50(4):186-8 [DOI] 10.1016/j.ypmed.2010.01.014. [PMID] 20132837.
2010
Improvements in Ldl Cholesterol Associated With Lifestyle Intervention Treatment for Obesity
Annals of Behavioral Medicine. 39
2010
What words should we use when discussing excess weight?
Journal of the American Board of Family Medicine : JABFM. 23(5):606-13 [DOI] 10.3122/jabfm.2010.05.100024. [PMID] 20823355.
2009
Breast Cancer After Use of Estrogen Plus Progestin and Estrogen Alone: Analyses of Data From 2 Women’s Health Initiative Randomized Clinical Trials
New England Journal of Medicine. 360(6):573-587
2009
Comparison of program costs for parent-only and family-based interventions for pediatric obesity in medically underserved rural settings.
Journal of Rural Health. 25(3) [DOI] 10.1111/j.1748-0361.2009.00238.x. [PMID] 19566621.
2009
Comparison of program costs for parent-only and family-based interventions for pediatric obesity in medically underserved rural settings.
The Journal of rural health : official journal of the American Rural Health Association and the National Rural Health Care Association. 25(3):326-30 [DOI] 10.1111/j.1748-0361.2009.00238.x. [PMID] 19566621.
2009
Oestrogen plus progestin and lung cancer in postmenopausal women (Women’s Health Initiative trial): a post-hoc analysis of a randomised controlled trial
Lancet. 374(9697):1243-1251
2009
Problem solving, treatment adherence, and weight-loss outcome among women participating in lifestyle treatment for obesity.
Eating behaviors. 10(3):146-51 [DOI] 10.1016/j.eatbeh.2009.03.005. [PMID] 19665096.
2009
The contributions of weight loss and increased physical fitness to improvements in health-related quality of life.
Eating behaviors. 10(2):84-8 [DOI] 10.1016/j.eatbeh.2008.12.002. [PMID] 19447349.
2009
Breast Cancer After Use of Estrogen Plus Progestin and Estrogen Alone: Analyses of Data From 2 Women’s Health Initiative Randomized Clinical Trials
New England Journal of Medicine. 360(6):573-587
2008
The Impact of Rate of Initial Weight Loss On Long-Term Success
Annals of Behavioral Medicine. 35
2008
Sensible treatment of obesity in rural youth (STORY): design and methods.
Contemporary clinical trials. 29(2):270-80 [PMID] 17588503.
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2008
Physical Activity in Prefrail Older Adults: Confidence and Satisfaction Related To Physical Function
Journals of Gerontology Series A-Biological Sciences and Medical Sciences. 63:P19-P26
2008
Of Fitness and Fatness: the Contributions of Weight Loss and Increased Physical Fitness To Improvements in Health Related Quality of Life
Annals of Behavioral Medicine. 35
2008
Low-fat dietary pattern and risk of treated diabetes mellitus in postmenopausal women: the Women’s Health Initiative randomized controlled dietary modification trial.
Archives of internal medicine. 168(14):1500-11 [DOI] 10.1001/archinte.168.14.1500. [PMID] 18663162.
2008
How Much Walking Is Needed To Improve Cardiorespiratory Fitness?
Annals of Behavioral Medicine. 35
2008
Low-fat, increased fruit, vegetable, and grain dietary pattern, fractures, and bone mineral density: The Women’s Health Initiative Dietary
American Journal of Clinical Nutrition. 89(6):1864-1876
2008
Efficacy of sibutramine for the treatment of binge eating disorder: a randomized multicenter placebo-controlled double-blind study
The American Journal of Psychiatry. 165(1):51-58
2008
Conjugated Equine Estrogens and Colorectal Cancer Incidence and Survival: The Women’s Health Initiative Randomized Clinical Trial
Cancer Epidemiology Biomarkers & Prevention. 17(10):2609-2618
2008
Comparison of parent-only vs family-based interventions for overweight children in underserved rural settings: outcomes from project STORY.
Archives of pediatrics & adolescent medicine. 162(12):1119-25 [DOI] 10.1001/archpedi.162.12.1119. [PMID] 19047538.
2008
Calcium, Vitamin D Supplementation, and Physical Function in the Women’S Health Initiative
Journal of the American Dietetic Association. 108(9):1472-1479 [DOI] 10.1016/j.jada.2008.06.432. [PMID] 18755319.
2008
Calcium plus vitamin D supplementation and the risk of breast cancer
Journal of the National Cancer Institute. 100(22):1581-1591
2008
Calcium plus vitamin D supplementation and the risk of breast cancer
Journal of the National Cancer Institute. 100(22):1581-1591
2008
Extended-care programs for weight management in rural communities: the treatment of obesity in underserved rural settings (TOURS) randomized trial.
Archives of internal medicine. 168(21):2347-54 [DOI] 10.1001/archinte.168.21.2347. [PMID] 19029500.
2007
Predictors of dietary change and maintenance in the Women’s Health Initiative Dietary Modification Trial.
Journal of the American Dietetic Association. 107(7):1155-66 [PMID] 17604744.
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2006
Effects of a physical activity intervention on measures of physical performance: Results of the lifestyle interventions and independence for Elders Pilot (LIFE-P) study.
Journals of Gerontology Series A-Biological Sciences and Medical Sciences. 61(11):1157-65 [PMID] 17167156.
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2006
Low-fat dietary pattern and risk of cardiovascular disease: the Women’s Health Initiative Randomized Controlled Dietary Modification Trial.
JAMA. 295(6):655-66 [PMID] 16467234.
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2006
Low-Fat Dietary Pattern and Risk of Colorectal Cancer The Women’s Health Initiative Randomized Controlled Dietary Modification Trial
Jama-Journal of the American Medical Association. 295(6):643-654
2006
Low-fat dietary pattern and risk of colorectal cancer: the Women’s Health Initiative Randomized Controlled Dietary Modification Trial.
JAMA. 295(6):643-54 [PMID] 16467233.
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2006
Relation of BMI and physical activity to sex hormones in postmenopausal women.
Obesity (Silver Spring, Md.). 14(9):1662-77 [PMID] 17030978.
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2005
Differential predictors of adherence in exercise programs with moderate versus higher levels of intensity and frequency
. 27(2):171-187
2005
Prescribing exercise at varied levels of intensity and frequency: a randomized trial.
Archives of internal medicine. 165(20):2362-9 [PMID] 16287765.
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2005
Differential predictors of adherence in exercise programs with moderate versus higher levels of intensity and frequency
. 27(2):171-187
2005
Changing weight-loss expectations: a randomized pilot study.
Eating behaviors. 6(3):259-69 [PMID] 15854872.
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2005
Changing weight-loss expectations: A randomized pilot study
Eating Behaviors. 6(3):259-269
2005
Changing weight-loss expectations: A randomized pilot study
Eating Behaviors. 6(3):259-269
2005
Differential predictors of adherence in exercise programs with moderate versus higher levels of intensity and frequency
. 27(2):171-187
2004
A randomized pilot trial of exercise promotion in sedentary African-American adults.
Ethnicity & disease. 14(4):548-57 [PMID] 15724775.
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2004
Body mass index and alcohol use.
Journal of addictive diseases. 23(3):105-18 [PMID] 15256347.
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2004
Dietary adherence in the Women’s Health Initiative Dietary Modification Trial
Journal of the American Dietetic Association. 104(4):654-658
2004
Dietary adherence in the Women’s Health Initiative Dietary Modification Trial
Journal of the American Dietetic Association. 104(4):654-658
2004
Effects of exercise on emerging and traditional cardiovascular risk factors.
Preventive medicine. 39(5):894-902 [PMID] 15475021.
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2003
Comparison of perceived health to physiological measures of health in Black and White women.
Preventive medicine. 36(5):624-8 [PMID] 12689808.
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2003
Exercise training, without weight loss, increases insulin sensitivity and postheparin plasma lipase activity in previously sedentary adults.
Diabetes care. 26(3):557-62 [PMID] 12610001.
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2003
Minimal intervention programs for weight loss in heart transplant candidates: a preliminary examination.
Progress in transplantation (Aliso Viejo, Calif.). 13(4):284-8 [PMID] 14765721.
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2002
Impact of body weight on long-term survival after lung transplantation.
Chest. 121(2):401-6 [PMID] 11834649.
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2002
Walking compared with vigorous exercise for the prevention of cardiovascular events in women.
The New England journal of medicine. 347(10):716-25 [PMID] 12213942.
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2002
The effects of physical and emotional status on adherence to a low-fat dietary pattern in the Women’s Health Initiative.
Journal of the American Dietetic Association. 102(6):789-800, 888 [PMID] 12067044.
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2002
Ethnic, socioeconomic, and lifestyle correlates of obesity in U.S. women
. 1:25-34
2002
Adherence to exercise prescriptions: effects of prescribing moderate versus higher levels of intensity and frequency.
Health psychology : official journal of the Division of Health Psychology, American Psychological Association. 21(5):452-8 [PMID] 12211512.
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2001
A psychometric normative database for pre-lung transplantation evaluations
Journal of Clinical Psychology in Medical Settings. 8(4):229-236
2001
Can sedentary adults accurately recall the intensity of their physical activity?
Preventive medicine. 33(1):18-26 [PMID] 11482992.
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2001
Depression and suicide in general health care patients
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2001
Individual versus group therapy for obesity: Effects of matching participants to their treatment preferences
Journal of Consulting and Clinical Psychology. 69(4):717-721
2001
Relapse prevention training and problem-solving therapy in the long-term management of obesity.
Journal of Consulting and Clinical Psychology. 69(4):722-6 [DOI] 10.1037/0022-006X.69.4.722. [PMID] 11550740.
2001
Relapse prevention training and problem-solving therapy in the long-term management of obesity.
Journal of Consulting and Clinical Psychology. 69(4) [DOI] 10.1037/0022-006X.69.4.722. [PMID] 11550740.
2000
Who will adhere? Key issues in the study and prediction of adherence in randomized controlled trials
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2000
The Psychosocial Adjustment to Illness Scale–Self-Report: factor structure and item stability.
Psychological assessment. 12(4):409-13 [PMID] 11147108.
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2000
Medical coping modes questionnaire: Factor structure for adult organ transplant candidates
International Journal of Behavioral Medicine. 7(2):89-110
2000
Dietary adherence: Characteristics and interventions
. 21(5):206S-211S
2000
Discrepancy between actual and ideal body images: Impact on eating and exercise behaviors
Eating Behaviors. 1(2):153-160
2000
Maintenance of dietary behavior change
Health Psychology. 19(1):42-56
1999
A psychometric normative database for pre-liver transplant evaluations: The Florida cohort 1991-1996
Psychosomatics. 40(6):479-485
1999
Effects of exercise-focused versus weight-focused maintenance programs on the management of obesity
Addictive Behaviors. 24(2):219-227
1999
Extending psychometric norms for pre-cardiac transplantation evaluations: The Florida Cohort 1990-1996
Journal of Clinical Psychology in Medical Settings. 6(3):303-316
1999
Physical activity in the treatment of obesity and its comorbidities
Medicine and Science in Sports and Exercise. 31(11):S502-S508
1998
Effects of a personalized system of skill acquisition and an educational program in the treatment of obesity
Addictive Behaviors. 23(1):97-100
1998
MMPI profiles of liver and heart transplant candidates with and without significant histories of heavy alcohol use
Journal of Clinical Psychology in Medical Settings. 5(1):35-47
1998
Smokeless tobacco and cigarettes: Differential attitudes and behavioral intentions of young adolescents
. 27(4):415-422
1998
The maintenance of treatment effects in the long-term management of obesity
. 5(4):526-543
1997
Effects of group- versus home-based exercise in the treatment of obesity
Journal of Consulting and Clinical Psychology. 65(2):278-285
1996
Cooperative extension and health psychology: An innovative partnership in addressing the needs of disaster survivors in a rural community
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1995
Treatment for snoring: Combined weight loss, sleeping on side, and nasal spray
Chest. 107(5):1283-1288
1995
Treatment for snoring: Combined weight loss, sleeping on side, and nasal spray
Chest. 107(5):1283-1288
1995
Success and failure in the treatment of obesity: Where do we go from here?
. 4:255-272
1993
Comparative effectiveness of social problem-solving therapy and reminiscence therapy as treatments for depression in older adults
Journal of Consulting and Clinical Psychology. 61(6):1003-1010
1993
Confronting the maintenance problem in the treatment of obesity
. 13(3):164-166
1993
Strategies for improving maintenance of weight loss: Toward a continuous care model of obesity management
Diabetes Care. 16(1):200-209
1992
An investigation of counterregulatory eating in obese clinic attenders
. 12(2):161-169
1992
Commentary: Effects of very-low-calorie diet on long-term glycemic control in obese type 2 diabetic subjects
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1992
Weight maintenance strategies: The process and the practice
Weight Control Digest. 2:201-207
1991
Single-item vs multiple-item measures of health-related quality of life.
Psychological reports. 69(1):127-30 [PMID] 1961779.
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1990
Effects of an intermittent, low-fat, low-calorie diet in the behavioral treatment of obesity
. 21(4):499-509
1990
Psychotherapy for adults within a problem-solving framework: Focus on depression
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1989
Social problem solving therapy for unipolar depression: An initial dismantling study
Journal of Consulting and Clinical Psychology. 57(3):408-413
1989
Effect of length of treatment on weight loss
Journal of Consulting and Clinical Psychology. 57(3):450-452
1988
Improving treatment for alcohol dependent veterans
Psychology of Addictive Behaviors. 2(2):82-91
1988
Effects of four maintenance programs on the long-term management of obesity
Journal of Consulting and Clinical Psychology. 56(4):529-534
1987
Effects of ECT given two versus three times per week
Psychiatry Research. 21(1):63-69
1987
Effects of peer support and therapist contact on long-term weight loss.
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1986
Enhancing the efficacy of behavior therapy for obesity: Effects of aerobic exercise and a multicomponent maintenance program
Journal of Consulting and Clinical Psychology. 54(5):670-675
1984
Do behavioral treatments of obesity last? A five-year follow up investigation
Addictive Behaviors. 9(2):175-184
1984
Effect of a multicomponent maintenance program on long-term weight loss
Journal of Consulting and Clinical Psychology. 52(3):480-481
1984
Maintenance strategies for the treatment of obesity: An evaluation of relapse prevention training and posttreatment contact by mail and telephone
Journal of Consulting and Clinical Psychology. 52(3):404-413
1984
Subcortical density of the left hemisphere in schizophrenia
Psychophysiology. 21(5):587-588
1982
Physical attractiveness in social interaction, II: Why does appearance affect social experience?
Journal of Personality and Social Psychology. 43(5):979-996
1982
Utility of a measure of aggression in differentiating abusing parents from other parents who are experiencing familial disturbance
Journal of Clinical Psychology. 38(3):607-610
1982
Improving academic competence in adults: A review of recent research
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1981
A critical evaluation of the research methodology employed in the investigation of causative factors of child abuse and neglect
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1981
Evaluation of social support systems in the behavioral treatment of obesity: An examination of weight loss and cardiovascular functioning
Psychophysiology. 18(2)
1981
The assessment of heterosocial adequacy: A cross-validation and replication
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1979
Assessment of heterosocial skills in male college students: Empirical development of a behavioral role-playing test
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1979
Use of relaxation to reduce pain following vaginal hysterectomy
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1978
Do self-control treatments last? An evaluation of behavioral problem solving and faded counselor contact as treatment maintenance strategies
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1977
An investigation of naturally occurring episodes of self-controlled behaviors
. 24(3):178-183
1977
Behavioral self-control and smoking reduction: A study of self-initiated attempts to reduce smoking
. 8(3):360-365
1976
Are psychology departments dealing with the tenuring-in problem? A survey of department chairpersons
Psychological Reports. 39:1321-1322
1976
Increasing the maintenance of self-control treatments through faded counselor contact and high information feedback
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Grants

Dec 2020 ACTIVE
Reducing Weight Stigma to Improve Long-Term Weight Loss
Role: Other
Funding: NATL INST OF HLTH NHLBI
Jul 2019 ACTIVE
Evaluation of an Adaptive Intervention for Weight Loss Maintenance
Role: Co-Investigator
Funding: NATL INST OF HLTH NIDDK
Mar 2018 – Feb 2021
BAYESIAN APPROACHES FOR MISSINGNESS AND CAUSALITY IN CANCER AND BEHAVIOR STUDIES
Role: Co-Investigator
Funding: NATL INST OF HLTH NCI
Apr 2016 – Mar 2017
Claude D Pepper Older Americans Independence Center
Role: Project Manager
Funding: NATL INST OF HLTH NIA
Aug 2015 – Jul 2020
Escalating Proportion of Weight-Loss Maintainers Via Modules Prior to Weight Loss
Role: Principal Investigator
Funding: STANFORD UNIV via NATL INST OF HLTH NHLBI
Jun 2015 – May 2020
Fixed Versus Variable Energy Reduction During Behavioral Obesity Treatment
Role: Principal Investigator
Funding: UNIV OF ALABAMA BIRMINGHAM via NATL INST OF HLTH NIDDK
Apr 2015 – Mar 2016
Claude D. Pepper Older Americans Independence Center
Role: Project Manager
Funding: NATL INST OF HLTH NIA
Jan 2015 – Dec 2019
Midwestern Collaborative for Treating Obesity in Rural Primary Care
Role: Principal Investigator
Funding: UNIV OF KANSAS MEDICAL CTR via PATIENT-CENTERED OUTCOMES RES INST
Apr 2014 – Feb 2017
Bayesian approaches for missingness and causality in cancer and behavior studies
Role: Principal Investigator
Funding: UNIV OF TEXAS AUSTIN via NATL INST OF HLTH NCI
Aug 2013 – Apr 2020
Rural Lifestyle Eating and Activity Program (Rural LEAP)
Role: Principal Investigator
Funding: NATL INST OF HLTH NHLBI
Aug 2011 – May 2016
Group Phone-Based Weight Control Among Rural Breast Cancer Survivors
Role: Principal Investigator
Funding: UNIV OF KANSAS MEDICAL CTR via NATL INST OF HLTH

Education

PhD Clinical Psychology
1978 · University of Missouri

Teaching Profile

Courses Taught
2009,2013-2021
CLP6971 Research for Master’s Thesis
2009-2011,2013-2021
CLP7980 Research for Doctoral Dissertation
2009-2010,2013-2021
CLP7979 Advanced Research
2018
PHC7979 Advanced Research
2014
CLP6943 Core Practicum in Clinical Psychology
2009-2010,2013-2014
HSC4970 Public Health and Health Professions Senior Honors Thesis
2010
HSC4905 Individual Study
2007,2009
CLP7934 Special Topics In Clinical Psychology
2021
PHC6946 Public Health Internship
2021
PHC6601 Seminar in Contemporary Public Health Issues

Contact Details

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