Dr. Wadden's principal research is on the treatment of obesity by methods that have included lifestyle modification, very-low-calorie diets, exercise, medication, and surgery. He has also investigated the metabolic and psychosocial consequences of obesity and weight loss.
Psychology Graduate Group
Wadden TA, West DS, Neiberg RH, Wing RR, Ryan DH, Johnson KC, Foreyt JP, Hill JO, Trence DL, Vitolins MZ; Look AHEAD Research Group. One-year weight losses in the Look Ahead study: factors associated with success. Obesity. 2009;17:713-22
Tsai AG, Wadden TA, Pillitteri JL, Sembower MA, Gerlach KK, Kyle TK, Burroughs VJ. Disparities by ethnicity and socioeconomic status in the use of weight loss treatments. J Natl Med Assoc. 2009;101:62-70
Fabricatore AN, Wadden TA, Rohay JM, Pillittei JL, Shiffman S, Harkins AM, Burton SL. Weight loss expectations and goals in a population sample of overweight and obese US adults.Obesity. 2008;16:2445-50
Tsai AG, Wadden TA, Sarwer DB, Berkowitz RI, Womble LG, Hesson LA, Phelan S, Rothman R. Metabolic syndrome and health-related quality of life in obese individuals seeking weight reduction. Obesity. 2008;16:59-63
Wadden TA, Sarwer DB, Fabricatore AN, Jones L, Stack R, Williams NS. Psychosocial and behavioral status of patients undergoing bariatric surgery: what to expect before and after surgery. Med Clin North Am. 2007 May;91(3):451-69.
Wadden TA, Butryn ML, Wilson C. Lifestyle modification for the management of obesity. Gastroenterology. 2007 May;132(6):2226-38.
Phelan S, Wadden TA, Berkowitz RI, Sarwer DB, Womble LG, Cato RK, Rothman R. Impact of weight loss on the metabolic syndrome. Int J Obes (Lond). 2007 Mar 13.
Wadden TA, Sarwer DB. Behavioral assessment of candidates for bariatric surgery: a patient-oriented approach. Surg Obes Relat Dis. 2006 Mar-Apr;2(2):171-9.
Wadden TA, Butryn ML, Sarwer DB, Fabricatore AN, Crerand CE, Lipschutz PE, Faulconbridge L, Raper S, Williams NN. Comparison of psychosocial status in treatment-seeking women with class III vs. class I-II obesity. Surg Obes Relat Dis. 2006 Mar-Apr;2(2):138-45.