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, Foreyt JP, Foster GD, Hill JO, Klein S, O’Neill PM, Perri MG, Pi-Sunyer FX, Rock CL, Erickson JS, Maier HN, Kim DD, Dunayevich E. Weight loss with naltrexone SR/bupropion SR combination therapy as an adjunct to behavior modification: The COR-BMOD trial. Obesity. 2011;19:110-20.
Wadden TA, Faulconbridge LF, Jones-Corneille LR, Sarwer DB, Fabricatore AN, Thomas JG, Wilson GT, Alexander MG, Pulcini ME, Webb VL, Williams NN. Binge eating disorder and the outcome of bariatric surgery at one year: A prospective, observational study. Obesity. 2011;19:1220-8.
Wadden TA, Volger S, Sarwer DB, Vetter ML, Tsai AG, Berkowitz RI, Kumanyika S, Schmitz KH, Diewald LK, Barg R, Chittams J, Moore RH. A two-year randomized trial of obesity treatment in primary care practice. N Engl J Med. 2011;365:1969-79.
Wadden TA, Webb VL, Moran CH, Bailer BA. Lifestyle modification for obesity: New developments in diet, physical activity, and behavior therapy. Circulation. 2012;125:1157-70.
Wadden T, Hollander P, Klein S, Niswender K, Woo V, Hale PM, Aronne L, NN8022-1923 Investigators. Weight maintenance and additional weight loss with liraglutide after low- calorie diet-induced weight loss: The SCALE™ Maintenance randomized study. Int J Obes. 2013;37:1443-51.
Rubin RR, Wadden TA et al. Impact of intensive lifestyle intervention on depression and health- related quality of life in type 2 diabetes: The Look AHEAD Trial. Diabetes Care. 2014;37:1544-53
Look AHEAD Research Group, Wadden TA, Bahnson JB et al. Eight year weight losses with an intensive lifestyle intervention: The Look AHEAD study. Obesity. 2014;22:5-13.