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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Tobacco counseling experience prior to starting medical school, tobacco treatment self-efficacy and knowledge among first-year medical students in the United States (with Rui Sherry Xiao, Rashelle B. Hayes, Alan C. Geller, Linda C. Churchill, Kolawole S. Okuyemi, Michael Adams, Kathryn N. Huggett, and Judith K. Ockene), Preventive medicine (2015)

OBJECTIVE: To explore students' tobacco dependence counseling experiences prior to medical school and their associations...

 

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Chocolate-candy consumption and 3-year weight gain among postmenopausal U.S. women (with James A. Greenberg, JoAnn E. Manson, Brian Buijsse, Lu Wang, Matthew A. Allison, Marian L. Neuhouser, Lesley Tinker, Carmen R. Isasi, Lisa W. Martin, and Cynthia A. Thomson), Obesity (Silver Spring, Md.) (2015)

OBJECTIVE: To test the hypothesis that greater chocolate-candy intake is associated with more weight gain...

 

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Diet quality and history of gestational diabetes mellitus among childbearing women, United States, 2007-2010 (with Rui Sherry Xiao, Tiffany A. Moore Simas, Sharina D. Person, and Robert J. Goldberg), Preventing chronic disease (2015)

INTRODUCTION: Women with a history of gestational diabetes mellitus (GDM) have elevated risk of developing...

 

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A television in the bedroom is associated with higher weekday screen time among youth with attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADD/ADHD) (with Charmaine B. Lo, Sherry L. Pagoto, and Stephenie C. Lemon), Preventive medicine reports (2015)

OBJECTIVE: A TV in the bedroom has been associated with screen time in youth. Youth...

 

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Testing item response theory invariance of the standardized Quality-of-life Disease Impact Scale (QDIS) in acute coronary syndrome patients: differential functioning of items and test (with Nina Deng, Milena D. Anatchkova, Kyung T. Han, and John E. Ware Jr.), Quality of life research : an international journal of quality of life aspects of treatment, care and rehabilitation (2015)

PURPOSE: The Quality-of-life (QOL) Disease Impact Scale (QDIS(R)) standardizes the content and scoring of QOL...

 

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...