Preventive Medicine

MEMPHIS TN 381630000
Tel: (901) 448-5900


  • Ph.D., University of Memphis, Clinical/Health Psychology
  • B.A., SMU, Psychology/Biology

My Current CV

Clinical Care Specialty/Interest

Clinical and Health Psychology

Research Description

My expertise is in developing behavioral interventions to promote healthy outcomes. I have expertise in physical activity change, healthy eating, weight management, and adherence to health regimens. I also have expertise in how to recruit and retain participants in long term clinical trials.

Research Keywords

Behavioral health interventions Theory based interventions Lifestyle change Recruitment and retention in studies

Research Interest/Specialty

Behavioral health interventions to support lifestyle changes for clinical trials and studies of clinical effectiveness in the community. Recruitment and retention into clinical trials from clinical practice and the community.

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  4. Unick, JL, Hogan, PE, Neiberg, RH, Cheskin, LJ, Dutton, GR, Evans-Hudnall, G, Jeffery, R, Kitabchi, AE, Nelson, JA, Pi-Sunyer, FX, West, DS, Wing, RR, ,. Evaluation of early weight loss thresholds for identifying nonresponders to an intensive lifestyle intervention. Obesity (Silver Spring), 22 (7), 1608-16, 2014.
  5. Kershaw, KN, Brenes, GA, Charles, LE, Coday, M, Daviglus, ML, Denburg, NL, Kroenke, CH, Safford, MM, Savla, T, Tindle, HA, Tinker, LF, Van Horn, L. Associations of stressful life events and social strain with incident cardiovascular disease in the Women's Health Initiative. J Am Heart Assoc, 3 (3), e000687, 2014.
  6. Gibbs, BB, Brancati, FL, Chen, H, Coday, M, Jakicic, JM, Lewis, CE, Stewart, KJ, Clark, JM, ,. Effect of improved fitness beyond weight loss on cardiovascular risk factors in individuals with type 2 diabetes in the Look AHEAD study. Eur J Prev Cardiol, 21 (5), 608-17, 2014.
  7. Wing, RR, Leahey, T, Jeffery, R, Johnson, KC, Hill, JO, Coday, M, Espeland, MA, ,. Do weight loss and adherence cluster within behavioral treatment groups. Obesity (Silver Spring), 22 (3), 638-44, 2014.