Dr. Molly E. Waring, Ph.D., is a chronic disease epidemiologist whose research
focuses on obesity and weight changes, particularly weight changes surrounding pregnancy
and links between weight and cardiometabolic health. 

Areas of interest: obesity, weight change, weight gain prevention, pregnancy, gestational
weight gain, post-partum weight retention, social support, social networks, social media,
behavioral informatics, cardiovascular epidemiology, methodology. 

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The impact of sleep, stress, and depression on postpartum weight retention: A systematic review (with Rui Sherry Xiao, Aimee R. Kroll-Desrosiers, Robert J. Goldberg, Sherry L. Pagoto, and Sharina D. Person), Journal of Psychosomatic Research (2014)

OBJECTIVE:

To review the impact of sleep, stress, and/or depression on postpartum weight retention.

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Weight-based discrimination and medication adherence among low-income African Americans with hypertension: how much of the association is mediated by self-efficacy? (with Michael P. Richardson, Monica L. Wang, Lisa Nobel, Yendelela L. Cuffee, Sharina D. Person, Sandral Hullett, Catarina I. Kiefe, and Jeroan J. Allison), Ethnicity & disease (2014)

OBJECTIVES: Much of the excessive morbidity and mortality from cardiovascular disease among African Americans results...

 

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Early-treatment weight loss predicts 6-month weight loss in women with obesity and depression: Implications for stepped care (with Kristin L. Schneider, Bradley M. Appelhans, Andrew M. Busch, Matthew C. Whited, Stephanie Rodrigues, Stephenie C. Lemon, and Sherry L. Pagoto), Journal of psychosomatic research (2014)

OBJECTIVE: Some adults with comorbid depression and obesity respond well to lifestyle interventions while others...

 

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Food preparation supplies predict children's family meal and home-prepared dinner consumption in low-income households (with Bradley M. Appelhans, Kristin L. Schneider, and Sherry L. Pagoto), Appetite (2014)

Frequent family meals and home food preparation are considered important for children's nutritional health and...

 

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Severity of Depressive Symptoms and Accuracy of Dietary Reporting among Obese Women with Major Depressive Disorder Seeking Weight Loss Treatment (with Matthew C. Whited, Kristin L. Schneider, Bradley M. Appelhans, Yunsheng Ma, Michele A. DeBiasse, Andrew M. Busch, Jessica L. Oleski, Philip A. Merriam, Barbara C. Olendzki, Sybil L. Crawford, Ira S. Ockene, Stephenie C. Lemon, and Sherry L. Pagoto), PloS one (2014)

An elevation in symptoms of depression has previously been associated with greater accuracy of reported...

 

Presentations

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Availability of Food Preparation Supplies among Pregnant Women: Preliminary Results from the Decision Making, Eating, and Weight Gain during Pregnancy (DEW) Study (with Rui S. Xiao, Tiffany A. Moore Simas, Bradley M. Appelhans, Isabelle C. Pierre-Louis, Shums Alikhan, Barbara C. Olendzki, and Sherry L. Pagoto), UMass Center for Clinical and Translational Science Research Retreat (2014)

Background: Lack of cooking supplies may be a potential barrier to preparing healthy meals at...

 

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Evening Snacking in Relation to Self-reported Declines in Sleep Quality during Pregnancy: Preliminary Results from the Decision-Making, Eating, and Weight Gain during Pregnancy (DEW) Study (with Wendy McCallum, Bradley M. Appelhans, Tiffany A. Moore Simas, Sherry R. Xiao, Shums Alikhan, Isabelle C. Pierre-Louis, Barbara C. Olendzki, and Sherry L. Pagoto), Senior Scholars Program Poster Presentation Day (2014)

Background: Poor sleep in non-pregnant adults has been associated with increased evening snacking, which may...

 

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Evening Snacking in Relation to Self-reported Declines in Sleep Quality during Pregnancy: Preliminary Results from the Decision-Making, Eating, and Weight Gain During Pregnancy (DEW) Study (with Wendy McCallum, Bradley M. Appelhans, Tiffany A. Moore Simas, Rui Sherry Xiao, Shums Alikhan, Isabelle C. Pierre-Louis, Barbara C. Olendzki, and Sherry L. Pagoto), UMass Center for Clinical and Translational Science Research Retreat (2014)

Background: Poor sleep in non-pregnant adults has been associated with increased evening snacking, which may...

 

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In-hospital Depression Predicts Early Hospital Readmission after an Acute Coronary Syndrome: Preliminary Data from TRACE-CORE (with David D. McManus, Jane S. Saczynski, Milena D. Anatchkova, Richard H. McManus, Robert J. Goldberg, Jeroan J. Allison, David C. Parish, Hamza H. Awad, Jerry H. Gurwitz, Arlene S. Ash, and Catarina I. Kiefe), UMass Center for Clinical and Translational Science Research Retreat (2014)

Background: Hospital systems, patients and providers seek to avert rehospitalizations within 30 days for patients...

 

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Demographic Characteristics Associated with the Presence of Recalled and Measured Prepregnancy Weights (with Julie M. Tabroff, Jessica V. Masiero, Elizabeth Scannell, Katherine G. Leung, and Tiffany A. Moore Simas), Senior Scholars Program Poster Presentation Day (2014)

Background: Gestational weight gain within prepregnancy BMI-specific Institute of Medicine (IOM) recommended ranges are associated...