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Suzanne Phelan, Ph.D.

"Identify, challenge, and test your hypotheses!"

- Suzanne Phelan, Ph. D.

Research Interests

My research is focused on discovering ways to promote long-term successful weight control in diverse populations. A recent focus has been in examining methods to promote successful weight control in the time surrounding pregnancy with the goal of improving both maternal and offspring weight and health outcomes.

Educational Background

Ph.D. Clinical & Health Psychology

Current Projects

Publication Highlights

  1. Phelan S, Liu T, Gorin A, Lowe M, Hogan J, Fava J, Wing RR. What distinguishes weight-loss maintainers from the treatment-seeking obese? Analysis of environmental, behavioral, and psychosocial variables in diverse populations. Ann Behav Med. 2009 Oct;38(2):94-104. PubMed PMID: 19847584; PubMed Central PMCID: PMC4861315.
  2. Phelan S, Wing RR, Brannen A, McHugh A, Hagobian TA, Schaffner A, Jelalian E, Hart CN, Scholl TO, Munoz-Christian K, Yin E, Phipps MG, Keadle S, Abrams B. Randomized controlled clinical trial of behavioral lifestyle intervention with partial meal replacement to reduce excessive gestational weight gain. Am J Clin Nutr. 2018 Feb 1;107(2):183-194. PubMed PMID: 29529157.
  3. Phelan S, Hagobian T, Brannen A, Hatley KE, Schaffner A, Muñoz-Christian K, Tate DF. Effect of an Internet-based program on weight loss for low-income postpartum women: A randomized clinical trial. JAMA. 2017 Jun 20;317(23):2381-2391. PubMed PMID: 28632867; PubMed Central PMCID: PMC5815021.
  4. Phelan S. Windows of opportunity for lifestyle interventions to prevent gestational diabetes mellitus. Am J Perinatol. 2016 Nov;33(13):1291-1299. PubMed PMID: 27487229; PubMed Central PMCID: PMC5685171.

Complete List of Published Work Can be Viewed Here


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