Assistant Professor
Preventive Medicine

Office: Doctors Office Building
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 Keywords

Behavioral weight control interventions; technology-based interventions; built food environment; gestational weight gain; self-monitoring; public health


  1. 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.
  2. 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.
  3. 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.
  4. 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.
  5. 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.
  6. 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.
  7. 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.
  8. Krukowski, RA, McSweeney, J, Sparks, C, West, DS. Qualitative study of influences on food store choice. Appetite, 59 (2), 510-516, 2012.
  9. 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.
  10. 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.
  11. 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.
  12. 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.
  13. 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.
  14. 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.
  15. 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.
  16. 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.
  17. 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.
  18. 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.
  19. 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.
  20. 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.
  21. Krukowski, RA, West, DS. Consideration of the food environment in cancer risk reduction. J Am Diet Assoc, 110 (6), 842-4, 2010.
  22. 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.
  23. 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.
  24. 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.
  25. 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.
  26. 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.
  27. 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.