• I earned B.S. degrees in Microbiology from Texas A & M University and Medical Technology from the University of Texas Health Science Center at Dallas and worked for 15 years in laboratory medicine and data management. I received my Ph.D. in Health Psychology from the University of North Texas Health Science Center at Fort Worth in 2009. I joined the Section on Statistical Genetics at UAB in June of 2009 as a post-doctoral scholar and was a T32 Trainee in Vascular Biology and Hypertension. I am now an Assistant Professor in the Department of Health Behavior.
  • Selected Publications

    Academic Article

    Year Title Altmetric
    2021 An international, multistakeholder survey about metadata awareness, knowledge, and use in scholarly communications 2021
    2020 CITY Health II - using entertainment education and social media to reduce HIV among emerging adults: A protocol paper for the Beat HIVe projectContemporary Clinical Trials.  99. 2020
    2020 Methods & Proposal for Metadata Guiding Principles for Scholarly CommunicationsResearch Ideas and Outcomes.  6. 2020
    2020 Metadata 2020 Workathon Proceedings - Sept 2019Research Ideas and Outcomes.  6. 2020
    2020 Biobehavioural approaches to prevention and treatment: A call for implementation science in obesity researchObesity Science and Practice.  6:3-9. 2020
    2020 Exceptional reported effects and data anomalies merit explanation from “A randomized controlled trial of coordination exercise on cognitive function in obese adolescents” by Liu et al. (2018)Psychology of Sport and Exercise.  46. 2020
    2020 Metadata: The accelerant we needInformation Services and Use.  40:181-191. 2020
    2020 Science dialogue mapping of knowledge and knowledge gaps related to the effects of dairy intake on human cardiovascular health and diseaseCritical Reviews in Food Science and Nutrition2020
    2019 Love with No Exceptions: A Statewide Faith-Based, University–Community Partnership for Faith-Based HIV Training and Assessment of Needs in the Deep SouthAIDS and Behavior.  23:2936-2945. 2019
    2019 Effect of food predictability on life span in male miceJournal of Gerontology Series A: Biological Sciences and Medical Sciences.  74:1158-1161. 2019
    2019 Science Dialogue Mapping of Knowledge and Knowledge Gaps Related to the Effects of Dairy Intake on Human Cardiovascular Disease (P13-002-19).Current Developments in Nutrition.  3. 2019
    2019 A Systematic Scoping Review of Surgically Manipulated Adipose Tissue and the Regulation of Energetics and Body Fat in AnimalsObesity.  27:1404-1417. 2019
    2018 Issues with data and analyses: Errors, underlying themes, and potential solutionsProceedings of the National Academy of Sciences of USA.  115:2563-2570. 2018
    2018 Body Mass Index and Subjective Social Status: The Coronary Artery Risk Development in Young Adults StudyObesity.  26:426-431. 2018
    2017 Analysis of the time and workers needed to conduct systematic reviews of medical interventions using data from the PROSPERO registryBMJ Open.  7. 2017
    2017 The effect of behavioral interventions on body weight in children: A systematic review and meta-analysis 2017
    2017 Comparisons of fatty acid taste detection thresholds in people who are lean vs. overweight or obese: A systematic review and meta-analysisPLoS One.  12. 2017
    2016 Potential Errors and Omissions Related to the Analysis and Conclusions Reported in Cuspidi C, et al., AJH 2014; 27(2):146-156American Journal of Hypertension.  29:780-781. 2016
    2016 Rigorous control conditions diminish treatment effects in weight loss-randomized controlled trialsInternational Journal of Obesity.  40:895-898. 2016
    2016 Common scientific and statistical errors in obesity researchObesity.  24:781-790. 2016
    2016 Erratum: Impact of enteral nutrition on energy metabolism in patients with Crohn's disease (World Journal of Gastroenterology (2015))World Journal of Gastroenterology.  22:2867. 2016
    2016 Reproducibility: A tragedy of errorsNature.  530:27-29. 2016
    2015 A systemic review and meta-analysis of randomized controlled trials of the impact of sleep duration on adiposity and components of energy balanceObesity Reviews.  16:771-782. 2015
    2015 Predicting adult weight change in the real world: A systematic review and meta-analysis accounting for compensatory changes in energy intake or expenditureInternational Journal of Obesity.  39:1181-1187. 2015
    2015 Best (but oft-forgotten) practices: Designing, analyzing, and reporting cluster randomized controlled trialsAmerican Journal of Clinical Nutrition.  102:241-248. 2015
    2015 Concerning Sichieri R, Cunha DB: Obes Facts 2014;7:221-232. the assertion that controlling for baseline (pre-randomization) covariates in randomized controlled trials leads to bias is falseObesity Facts: the European journal of obesity.  8:127-129. 2015
    2015 Communication of randomized controlled trial results must match the study focusThe Journal of Nutrition.  145:1027-1029. 2015
    2014 Baseline Participant Characteristics and Risk for Dropout from 10 Obesity Randomized Controlled Trials: A Pooled Analysis of Individual Level DataFrontiers in Nutrition.  1. 2014
    2014 Association of run-in periods with weight loss in obesity randomized controlled trialsObesity Reviews.  15:68-73. 2014
    2014 Increased fruit and vegetable intake has no discernible effect on weight loss: A systematic review and meta-analysisAmerican Journal of Clinical Nutrition.  100:567-576. 2014
    2013 Iowa gambling task scores predict future drug use in bipolar disorder outpatients with stimulant dependencePsychiatry Research.  210:871-879. 2013
    2013 Can a weight loss of one pound a week be achieved with a 3500-kcal deficit¿ Commentary on a commonly accepted ruleInternational Journal of Obesity.  37:1611-1613. 2013
    2013 Response to 'why is the 3500 kcal per pound weight loss rule wrong¿'International Journal of Obesity.  37:1614-1615. 2013
    2013 Will reducing sugar-sweetened beverage consumption reduce obesity? Evidence supporting conjecture is strong, but evidence when testing effect is weakObesity Reviews.  14:620-633. 2013
    2013 Estimating the range of obesity treatment response variability in humans: Methods and illustrationsHuman Heredity: international journal of human and medical genetics.  75:127-135. 2013
    2012 Is funding source related to study reporting quality in obesity or nutrition randomized control trials in top-tier medical journalsInternational Journal of Obesity.  36:977-981. 2012
    2012 Getting carried away: A note showing baseline observation carried forward (BOCF) results can be calculated from published complete-cases resultsInternational Journal of Obesity.  36:886-889. 2012
    2012 Conjectures on some curious connections among social status, calorie restriction, hunger, fatness, and longevityAnnals of the New York Academy of Sciences.  1264:1-12. 2012
    2011 Nutritively sweetened beverage consumption and body weight: A systematic review and meta-analysis of randomized experimentsObesity Reviews.  12:346-365. 2011
    2011 Positive relationship between support group attendance and one-year postoperative weight loss in gastric banding patientsSurgery for Obesity and Related Diseases.  7:89-93. 2011
    2009 BH-107: Support group attendance improves post-operative weight lossSurgery for Obesity and Related Diseases.  5:S73-S73. 2009
    2009 BH-205: Bariatrics from bench to bedside: Translating the basic science of appetite regulation to clinical applicationSurgery for Obesity and Related Diseases.  5:S75-S75. 2009
    2008 Do Atypical Antipsychotics Effectively Treat Co-Occurring Bipolar Disorder and Stimulant Dependence?Journal of Clinical Psychiatry.  69:1257-1266. 2008
    2008 Predictive factors in bariatric surgery outcomes: What is the role of the preoperative psychological evaluation?Primary Psychiatry: first in applied psychiatric medicine.  15:74-83. 2008
    2008 P51: Eating behavior patterns and weight loss one year after laparoscopic banding surgerySurgery for Obesity and Related Diseases.  4:331-332. 2008
    2007 Influence of BMI and gender on postprandial hormone responsesObesity.  15:2974-2983. 2007


    Year Title Altmetric
    Rethinking the Preoperative Psychological Evaluation – A New Paradigm for Improved Outcomes and Predictive Power

    Research Overview

  • I work on a variety of systematic reviews and meta-analyses of randomized-controlled trials for nutrition and obesity interventions, as well as reviews on public health topics. As a result of these experiences, I am working on meta-research to improve the findability of scientific literature to support the FAIR principles.

    I am interested in gender and racial differences in behavioral and neuroendocrine risk factors for weight gain, as well as resistance to weight loss. In particular, I am focused on stress-related influences on disinhibitory eating and body composition in humans and animal models. I am also interested in psychological and physiological changes in hunger and appetite regulation after bariatric surgery.
  • Teaching Overview

  • I teach graduate courses for the Health Behavior concentration on Health Program Evaluation and Psychophysiology.
  • Education And Training

  • University of Alabama at Birmingham, Postdoctoral Fellowship
  • Doctor of Philosophy in Health/Medical Psychology, University of North Texas Health Science Center at Fort Worth 2009
  • Bachelor of Science or Mathematics in Clinical Laboratory Science / Medical Technology / Technologist, University of Texas System : Southwestern Medical Center at Dallas 1985
  • Bachelor of Science or Mathematics in Microbiology, Texas A&M University System : College Station 1984
  • Full Name

  • Kathryn Kaiser