About Suzanne Phelan
Suzanne Phelan, Ph.D., is an Associate Professor of Kinesiology at California Polytechnic State University. She earned her Master's degree and Ph.D. in Clinical and Health Psychology (2001) from MCP Hahnemann University in Philadelphia, PA. She completed her internship and postdoctoral fellowship in Behavioral Medicine at Brown University. She became faculty in the Department of Psychiatry at Brown in 2002 and currently holds an adjunct Assistant Professor position there. Dr. Phelan's principal research is on the treatment of obesity by interventions that have included behavior modification and medications. She is Co-Investigator of the National Weight Control Registry, which is an ongoing longitudinal study evaluating over 6,000 successful weight losers. Dr. Phelan is also conducting studies looking at the prevention of pregnancy-associated weight gain and obesity. She has several publications and numerous professional presentations in the area of obesity.
Honors and Awards
- NIH Study Section-Review of R03-Small Grants in Digestive Disease & Nutr., 2008
- Multiple Health Behavior Change Award; Society of Behavioral Medicine, 2008
- Abstract Citation Award: Society of Behavioral Medicine, 2008
Prevalence and Predictors of Weight-Loss Maintenance in a Biracial Cohort ...
American Journal of Preventive Medicine (2010)
Background: Few population-based studies have examined the behavioral and psychosocial predictors of long-term weight-loss maintenance. Purpose: The goal of this ...
What Distinguishes Weight-Loss Maintainers from the Treatment-Seeking Obese? Analysis of ...
Annals of Behavioral Medicine (2009)
Background Understanding the factors that influence successful weight control is critical for developing interventions. Purpose The purpose of the study ...
Maintaining Large Weight Losses: The Role of Behavioral and Psychological ...
Journal of Consulting and Clinical Psychology (2008)
Few studies have examined predictors of weight regain after significant weight losses. This prospective study examined behavioral and psychological predictors ...