Associate Professor
Preventive Medicine

MEMPHIS TN 381632181
Tel: (901) 448-2426


  • Other, University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences, Postdoctoral Fellowship
  • Other, Duke University Medical Center, Medical Psychology internship
  • Ph.D., University of Vermont, Clinical Psychology
  • B.A., DePauw University, Psychology, German

Research Description

  • Behavioral Weight Management for Pregnant and Postpartum Women in the Military- R01 DK104872 Krukowski (PI)
  • Efficacy of Two Novel Behavioral Post Cessation Weight Gain Interventions- R01 DK107747 Krukowski (PI)          
  • Internet Assisted Obesity Treatment: Enhanced by Financial Incentives- RO1DK056746 Harvey-Berino/West (PIs)
  • Communication App to Manage Symptoms and Improve Adjuvant Endocrine Therapy Adherence- R01CA218155 Graetz (PI)
  • The Determinants of Tobacco Relapse and Initiation Following a Period of Forced Abstinence in the U.S. Military:  A Social Ecological Approach- R01DA043468 Little (PI)

Research Keywords

Behavioral weight control interventions; technology-based interventions; gestational weight gain; self-monitoring


  1. Salgado García, FI, Derefinko, KJ, Bursac, Z, Klesges, RC, Ebbert, JO, Womack, CR, Krukowski, RA. Fit & quit: An efficacy trial of two behavioral post-cessation weight gain interventions. Contemp Clin Trials, 76, 31-40, 2018.
  2. Fahey, MC, Wayne Talcott, G, Cox Bauer, CM, Bursac, Z, Gladney, L, Hare, ME, Harvey, J, Little, M, McCullough, D, Hryshko-Mullen, AS, Klesges, RC, Kocak, M, Waters, TM, Krukowski, RA. Moms fit 2 fight: Rationale, design, and analysis plan of a behavioral weight management intervention for pregnant and postpartum women in the U.S. military. Contemp Clin Trials, 74, 46-54, 2018.
  3. Fahey, MC, Klesges, RC, Kocak, M, Wayne Talcott, G, Krukowski, RA. Changes in the Perceptions of Self-weighing Across Time in a Behavioral Weight Loss Intervention. Obesity (Silver Spring), 26 (10), 1566-1575, 2018.
  4. Krukowski, RA, Hare, ME, Talcott, GW, Gladney, LA, Johnson, KC, Richey, PA, Kocak, M, Keller, PL, Hryshko-Mullen, A, Klesges, RC. Dissemination of the Look AHEAD Intensive Lifestyle Intervention in the United States Military: A Randomized Controlled Trial. Obesity (Silver Spring), 26 (10), 1558-1565, 2018.
  5. Fahey, MC, Hare, ME, Talcott, GW, Kocak, M, Hryshko-Mullen, A, Klesges, RC, Krukowski, RA. Characteristics Associated With Participation in a Behavioral Weight Loss Randomized Control Trial in the U.S. Military. Mil Med, 2018.
  6. Krukowski, RA, West, DS, Priest, J, Ashikaga, T, Naud, S, Harvey, JR. The impact of the interventionist-participant relationship on treatment adherence and weight loss. Transl Behav Med, 2018.
  7. Mench, E, West, D, Krukowski, R, Harvey, J. Weight Loss Success of Participants Residing in Rural and Urban Areas. J Rural Health, 2017.
  8. Maclin-Akinyemi, C, Krukowski, RA, Kocak, M, Talcott, GW, Beauvais, A, Klesges, RC. Motivations for Weight Loss Among Active Duty Military Personnel. Mil Med, 182 (9), e1816-e1823, 2017.
  9. Krukowski, RA, West, D, DiCarlo, M, Shankar, K, Cleves, MA, Tedford, E, Andres, A. A Behavioral Intervention to Reduce Excessive Gestational Weight Gain. Matern Child Health J, 21 (3), 485-491, 2017.
  10. Krukowski, RA, West, DS, DiCarlo, M, Cleves, MA, Saylors, ME, Andres, A. Association of Gestational Weight Gain Expectations and Advice on Actual Weight Gain. Obstet Gynecol, 129 (1), 76-82, 2017.
  11. West, DS, Harvey, JR, Krukowski, RA, Prewitt, TE, Priest, J, Ashikaga, T. Do individual, online motivational interviewing chat sessions enhance weight loss in a group-based, online weight control program. Obesity (Silver Spring), 24 (11), 2334-2340, 2016.
  12. Krukowski, RA, West, DS, DiCarlo, M, Shankar, K, Cleves, MA, Saylors, ME, Andres, A. Are early first trimester weights valid proxies for preconception weight. BMC Pregnancy Childbirth, 16 (1), 357, 2016.
  13. Krukowski, RA, DiLillo, V, Ingle, K, Harvey, JR, West, DS. Design and Methods of a Synchronous Online Motivational Interviewing Intervention for Weight Management. JMIR Res Protoc, 5 (2), e69, 2016.
  14. West, DS, Krukowski, RA. Translating the look AHEAD trial into action. Obesity (Silver Spring), 23 (9), 1738, 2015.
  15. Talcott, GW, Ebbert, JO, Klesges, RC, Linde, BD, Seals, RW, Krukowski, RA, Grieser, EA, Oh, JY, Martin-Zona, DM. Tobacco Research in the Military: Reflections on 20 Years of Research in the United States Air Force. Mil Med, 180 (8), 848-50, 2015.
  16. Krukowski, RA, Bursac, Z, Little, MA, Klesges, RC. The Relationship between Body Mass Index and Post-Cessation Weight Gain in the Year after Quitting Smoking: A Cross-Sectional Study. PLoS One, 11 (3), e0151290, 2015.
  17. Klesges, RC, Krukowski, RA, Klosky, JL, Liu, W, Srivastava, DK, Boyett, JM, Lanctot, JQ, Hudson, MM, Folsom, C, Robison, LL. Efficacy of a tobacco quitline among adult survivors of childhood cancer. Nicotine Tob Res, 17 (6), 710-8, 2015.
  18. Rollo, ME, Hutchesson, MJ, Burrows, TL, Krukowski, RA, Harvey, JR, Hoggle, LB, Collins, CE. Video Consultations and Virtual Nutrition Care for Weight Management. J Acad Nutr Diet, 2015.
  19. Humble, JR, Tolley, EA, Krukowski, RA, Womack, CR, Motley, TS, Bailey, JE. Use of and interest in mobile health for diabetes self-care in vulnerable populations. J Telemed Telecare, 2015.
  20. Hutchesson, MJ, Rollo, ME, Krukowski, R, Ells, L, Harvey, J, Morgan, PJ, Callister, R, Plotnikoff, R, Collins, CE. eHealth interventions for the prevention and treatment of overweight and obesity in adults: a systematic review with meta-analysis. Obes Rev, 16 (5), 376-92, 2015.
  21. Klesges, RC, Krukowski, RA, Klosky, JL, Liu, W, Srivastava, DK, Boyett, JM, Lanctot, JQ, Hudson, MM, Folsom, C, Lando, H, Robison, LL. Efficacy of a tobacco quitline among adult cancer survivors. Prev Med, 73, 22-7, 2015.
  22. Krukowski, RA, Hare, ME, Talcott, GW, Johnson, KC, Richey, PA, Kocak, M, Balderas, J, Colvin, L, Keller, PL, Waters, TM, Klesges, RC. Dissemination of the Look AHEAD intensive lifestyle intervention in the United States Air Force: study rationale, design and methods. Contemp Clin Trials, 40, 232-9, 2015.
  23. Otten, JJ, Saelens, BE, Kapphahn, KI, Hekler, EB, Buman, MP, Goldstein, BA, Krukowski, RA, O'Donohue, LS, Gardner, CD, King, AC. Impact of San Francisco's toy ordinance on restaurants and children's food purchases, 2011-2012. Prev Chronic Dis, 11, E122, 2014.
  24. Felix, HC, Adams, B, Cornell, CE, Fausett, JK, Krukowski, RA, Love, SJ, Prewitt, TE, West, DS. Barriers and facilitators to senior centers participating in translational research. Res Aging, 36 (1), 22-39, 2014.
  25. Krukowski, RA, Pope, RA, Love, S, Lensing, S, Felix, HC, Prewitt, TE, West, D. Examination of costs for a lay health educator-delivered translation of the Diabetes Prevention Program in senior centers. Prev Med, 57 (4), 400-2, 2013.
  26. Krukowski, RA, Bursac, Z, McGehee, MA, West, D. Exploring potential health disparities in excessive gestational weight gain. J Womens Health (Larchmt), 22 (6), 494-500, 2013.
  27. Krukowski, RA, West, D. No financial disincentive for choosing more healthful entrées on children's menus in full-service restaurants. Prev Chronic Dis, 10, E94, 2013.
  28. Krukowski, RA, Lensing, S, Love, S, Prewitt, TE, Adams, B, Cornell, CE, Felix, HC, West, D. Training of Lay Health Educators to Implement an Evidence-based Behavioral Weight Loss Intervention in Rural Senior Centers. Gerontologist, 53 (1), 162-71, 2013.
  29. Carson, TL, Eddings, KE, Krukowski, RA, Love, SJ, Harvey-Berino, JR, West, DS. Examining social influence on participation and outcomes among a network of behavioral weight-loss intervention enrollees. J Obes, 2013, 480630, 2013.
  30. Krukowski, RA, Sparks, C, DiCarlo, M, McSweeney, J, West, DS. There's more to food store choice than proximity: a questionnaire development study. BMC Public Health, 13, 586, 2013.
  31. Beck, C, Fausett, JK, Krukowski, RA, Cornell, CE, Prewitt, TE, Lensing, S, Bursac, Z, Felix, HC, Love, S, McDougall, G, West, DS. A randomized trial of a community-based cognitive intervention for obese senior adults. J Aging Health, 25 (1), 97-118, 2013.
  32. Krukowski, RA, McSweeney, J, Sparks, C, West, DS. Qualitative study of influences on food store choice. Appetite, 59 (2), 510-516, 2012.
  33. Cox, TL, Krukowski, R, Love, SJ, Eddings, K, Dicarlo, M, Chang, JY, Prewitt, TE, West, DS. Stress Management-Augmented Behavioral Weight Loss Intervention for African American Women: A Pilot, Randomized Controlled Trial. Health Educ Behav, 2012.
  34. Krukowski, RA, Harvey-Berino, J, Bursac, Z, Ashikaga, T, West, DS. Patterns of Success: Online Self-Monitoring in a Web-Based Behavioral Weight Control Program. Health Psychol, 2012.
  35. Felix, HC, Adams, B, Fausett, JK, Krukowski, RA, Prewitt, TE, West, DS. Calculating reach of evidence-based weight loss and memory improvement interventions among older adults attending Arkansas senior centers, 2008-2011. Prev Chronic Dis, 9, E63, 2012.
  36. Otten, JJ, Hekler, EB, Krukowski, RA, Buman, MP, Saelens, BE, Gardner, CD, King, AC. Food marketing to children through toys: response of restaurants to the first U.S. toy ordinance. Am J Prev Med, 42 (1), 56-60, 2012.
  37. Harvey-Berino, J, Krukowski, RA, Buzzell, P, Ogden, D, Skelly, J, West, DS. The accuracy of weight reported in a web-based obesity treatment program. Telemed J E Health, 17 (9), 696-9, 2011.
  38. West, DS, Bursac, Z, Cornell, CE, Felix, HC, Fausett, JK, Krukowski, RA, Lensing, S, Love, SJ, Prewitt, TE, Beck, C. Lay health educators translate a weight-loss intervention in senior centers: a randomized controlled trial. Am J Prev Med, 41 (4), 385-91, 2011.
  39. West, DS, Harvey-Berino, J, Krukowski, RA, Skelly, JM. Pretreatment weight change is associated with obesity treatment outcomes. Obesity (Silver Spring), 19 (9), 1791-5, 2011.
  40. Krukowski, RA, Tilford, JM, Harvey-Berino, J, West, DS. Comparing behavioral weight loss modalities: incremental cost-effectiveness of an internet-based versus an in-person condition. Obesity (Silver Spring), 19 (8), 1629-35, 2011.
  41. Krukowski, RA, Philyaw Perez, AG, Bursac, Z, Goodell, M, Raczynski, JM, Smith West, D, Phillips, MM. Development and evaluation of the school cafeteria nutrition assessment measures. J Sch Health, 81 (8), 431-6, 2011.
  42. Krukowski, RA, Eddings, K, West, DS. The children's menu assessment: development, evaluation, and relevance of a tool for evaluating children's menus. J Am Diet Assoc, 111 (6), 884-8, 2011.
  43. Love, SJ, Sheffer, CE, Bursac, Z, Prewitt, TE, Krukowski, RA, West, DS. Offer of a weight management program to overweight and obese weight-concerned smokers improves tobacco dependence treatment outcomes. Am J Addict, 20 (1), 1-8, 2010.
  44. Harvey-Berino, J, West, D, Krukowski, R, Prewitt, E, VanBiervliet, A, Ashikaga, T, Skelly, J. Internet delivered behavioral obesity treatment. Prev Med, 51 (2), 123-8, 2010.
  45. Krukowski, RA, West, DS, Harvey-Berino, J, Elaine Prewitt, T. Neighborhood impact on healthy food availability and pricing in food stores. J Community Health, 35 (3), 315-20, 2010.
  46. Krukowski, RA, West, DS. Consideration of the food environment in cancer risk reduction. J Am Diet Assoc, 110 (6), 842-4, 2010.
  47. Krukowski, RA, Lueders, NK, Prewitt, TE, Williams, DK, West, DS. Obesity treatment tailored for a Catholic faith community: a feasibility study. J Health Psychol, 15 (3), 382-90, 2010.
  48. Krukowski, RA, Harvey-Berino, J, West, DS. Differences in home food availability of high- and low-fat foods after a behavioral weight control program are regional not racial. Int J Behav Nutr Phys Act, 7, 69, 2010.
  49. Krukowski, RA, West, DS, Philyaw Perez, A, Bursac, Z, Phillips, MM, Raczynski, JM. Overweight children, weight-based teasing and academic performance. Int J Pediatr Obes, 4 (4), 274-80, 2009.
  50. Krukowski, RA, West, DS. Response to the article, "The risks of a quick fix: a case against mandatory body mass index reporting laws". Eat Disord, 17 (2), 103-6; author reply 107-8, 2009.
  51. Krukowski, RA, West, DS, Harvey-Berino, J. Recent advances in internet-delivered, evidence-based weight control programs for adults. J Diabetes Sci Technol, 3 (1), 184-9, 2009.