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. 



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...



Self-reported Pre-pregnancy Weight Versus Weight Measured at First Prenatal Visit: Effects on Categorization of Pre-pregnancy Body Mass Index (with Erica Holland, Tiffany A. Moore Simas, Darrah K. Doyle Curiale, and Xun Liao), Maternal and child health journal (2013)

To compare classification of pre-pregnancy body mass index (BMI) using self-reported pre-pregnancy weight versus weight...




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...