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Faculty Profile

Assistant Professor

Department of Biostatistics & Informatics

Colorado School of Public Health

University of Colorado Denver




1)    R01DK071692 (Wyatt) Using the Energy Gap to Prevent Weight Regain

2)    USDA (Hill) America On the Move Family Program for Weight Gain Prevention

3)    R01 DK068001 (Dabelea) Exploring the Fetal Origins Hypothesis among Diverse Youth


Description of Research


   I am a biostatistician and work in a collaborative role with researchers at the CRNU. The majority of projects I am involved with examine how diet and physical activity patterns prevent weight gain and prevent weight regain following weight loss.  I am also involved in randomized trials to evaluate family based obesity prevention programs based on the small changes approach as well as clinical trials to evaluate pharmacological and lifestyle treatment for obesity.


1-2 Most Significant Publications

1.     Ogden LG, He J, Lydick E, & Whelton PK. Long-term absolute benefit of lowering blood pressure in hypertensive patients according to the JNC VI risk stratification. Hypertension 2000: 35: 539-543.

2.     Stroebele N, Ogden LG, Hill JO. Do calorie-controlled portion sizes of snacks reduce energy intake? Appetite 2009; 52:793-796.


Primary Focus Area (if part of the obesity initiative)

·         Weight Management


Secondary Focus Areas (if part of the obesity initiative)

·         Maternal/Development Origins of Obesity


Access to Specialized Populations

·         National Weight Control Registry – individuals successful in long-term weight loss maintenance

·         America On the Move participants – individuals who have made small lifestyle changes and continue tracking those changes


Benefit of CNRU

I have greatly benefitted by my collaborations with researchers at the CNRU, both as a statistician on grants and projects, as well as having access to data with interesting statistical methods considerations for my own research. I have particularly benefitted by the opportunity to interact with other junior investigators and receive mentoring by outstanding senior investigators.  


CNRU Cores Used



CNRU Collaborations

Hill, Wyatt, Catenacci, Bessesen, Dabelea, Melanson, Stroebele,Tsai


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