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. 



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...



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...



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...



Mediterranean and Dietary Approaches to Stop Hypertension dietary patterns and risk of sudden cardiac death in postmenopausal women (with Monica L. Bertoia, Elizabeth W. Triche, Dominique S. Michaud, Ana Baylin, Joseph W. Hogan, Marian L. Neuhouser, Lesley F. Tinker, Linda Van Horn, Wenjun Li, James M. Shikany, and Charles B. Eaton), The American journal of clinical nutrition (2014)

BACKGROUND: The Mediterranean and Dietary Approaches to Stop Hypertension (DASH) diets are characterized by higher...



Institute of medicine 2009 gestational weight gain guideline knowledge: survey of obstetrics/gynecology and family medicine residents of the United States (with Tiffany A. Moore Simas, Gina M. T. Sullivan, Xun Liao, Milagros C. Rosal, Janet R. Hardy, and Robert E. Berry Jr.), Birth (Berkeley, Calif.) (2013)

BACKGROUND: In 2009, the Institute of Medicine revised gestational weight gain recommendations; revisions included body...




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...



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...



The Accuracy of Recalled versus Measured Pre-Pregnancy Weight for the Calculation of Pre-Pregnancy Body Mass Index (with Jessica V. Masiero, Julie M. Tabroff, Elizabeth Scannell, Katherine G. Leung, and Tiffany A. Moore Simas), Senior Scholars Program Poster Presentation Day (2014)

Background: In 2009, the Institute of Medicine (IOM) published gestational weight gain (GWG) guidelines with...



Cognitive Status, Initiation of Lifestyle Changes and Medication Adherence after Acute Coronary Syndrome: TRACE-CORE (Transitions, Risks, and Actions in Coronary Events- Center for Outcomes Research and Education) (with Alexandra M. Hadjuk, Catarina I. Kiefe, Joel M. Gore, Sharina D. Person, David D. McManus, and Jane S. Saczynski), UMass Center for Clinical and Translational Science Research Retreat (2013)

Background: Lifestyle changes and medication adherence are often recommended to patients after acute coronary syndrome...