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Bradley M. Appelhans, PhD

  • Psychology, Clinical
Faculty Rank: Associate Professor
Medical or Graduate Education: Arizona State University
Internship: University of Illinois Medical Center - Clinical Psychology
Fellowship: Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine - Cancer Prevention and Control
Clinical Expertise:
  • Health psychology
  • Obesity
  • Weight management
Research Interests:
  • Neurobehavioral processes that promote obesity
  • Novel approaches to the prevention of obesity-related diseases
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  • Suite 470
  • Chicago, IL  60612
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Below is a list of scientific publications for which this practitioner was either the primary author or a contributor. Citations come from PubMed, a database of biomedical literature, life science journals and online books. PubMed is a service of the US Library of Medicine at the National Institutes of Health. Click on the title of the cited work for more information (this will take you directly to Listings go back five years.

  1. Managing temptation in obesity treatment: A neurobehavioral model of intervention strategies.
    Appelhans BM, French SA, Pagoto SL, Sherwood NE
    2015 Oct 9
  2. Neighborhood socioeconomic status during childhood versus puberty in relation to endogenous sex hormone levels in adult women.
    Bleil ME, Appelhans BM, Latham MD, Irving MA, Gregorich SE, Adler NE, Cedars MI
    Nurs Res
    2015 May-Jun
  3. Associations between body mass index and sexual functioning in midlife women: the Study of Women's Health Across the Nation.
    Nackers LM, Appelhans BM, Segawa E, Janssen I, Dugan SA, Kravitz HM
    2015 Mar 23
  4. An Evidence-based Guide for Obesity Treatment in Primary Care.
    Fitzpatrick SL, Wischenka D, Appelhans BM, Pbert L, Wang M, Wilson DK, Pagoto SL,
    Am. J. Med.
    2015 Jul 31
  5. Design of the Lifestyle Improvement through Food and Exercise (LIFE) study: A randomized controlled trial of self-management of type 2 diabetes among African American patients from safety net health centers.
    Lynch EB, Liebman R, Ventrelle J, Keim K, Appelhans BM, Avery EF, Tahsin B, Li H, Shapera M, Fogelfeld L
    Contemp Clin Trials
    2014 Sep 22
  6. The home environment and childhood obesity in low-income households: indirect effects via sleep duration and screen time.
    Appelhans BM, Fitzpatrick SL, Li H, Cail V, Waring ME, Schneider KL, Whited MC, Busch AM, Pagoto SL
    BMC Public Health
    2014 Nov 9
  7. Chronic pain, body mass index and cardiovascular disease risk factors: tests of moderation, unique and shared relationships in the Study of Women's Health Across the Nation (SWAN).
    Burns JW, Quartana PJ, Bruehl S, Janssen I, Dugan SA, Appelhans B, Matthews KA, Kravitz HM
    J Behav Med
    2014 Nov 27
  8. Food preparation supplies predict children's family meal and home-prepared dinner consumption in low-income households.
    Appelhans BM, Waring ME, Schneider KL, Pagoto SL
    2014 May
  9. Early-treatment weight loss predicts 6-month weight loss in women with obesity and depression: Implications for stepped care.
    Waring ME, Schneider KL, Appelhans BM, Busch AM, Whited MC, Rodrigues S, Lemon SC, Pagoto SL
    J Psychosom Res
    2014 May
  10. Employment status, depressive symptoms, and waist circumference change in midlife women: the Study of Women's Health Across the Nation (SWAN).
    Appelhans BM, Segawa E, Janssen I, Kazlauskaite R, Thurston RC, Lewis TT, Kravitz HM
    Ann Epidemiol
    2014 Mar
  11. Body image satisfaction and depression in midlife women: the Study of Women's Health Across the Nation (SWAN).
    Jackson KL, Janssen I, Appelhans BM, Kazlauskaite R, Karavolos K, Dugan SA, Avery EA, Shipp-Johnson KJ, Powell LH, Kravitz HM
    Arch Womens Ment Health
    2014 Jun
  12. Meal preparation and cleanup time and cardiometabolic risk over 14years in the Study of Women's Health Across the Nation (SWAN).
    Appelhans BM, Segawa E, Janssen I, Nackers LM, Kazlauskaite R, Baylin A, Burns JW, Powell LH, Kravitz HM
    Prev Med
    2014 Dec 6
  13. Clustering effects in group-based behavioral weight loss trials.
    Li H, Fitzpatrick SL, Nackers LM, Appelhans BM
    Obesity (Silver Spring)
    2014 Apr 19
  14. Severity of depressive symptoms and accuracy of dietary reporting among obese women with major depressive disorder seeking weight loss treatment.
    Whited MC, Schneider KL, Appelhans BM, Ma Y, Waring ME, DeBiasse MA, Busch AM, Oleski JL, Merriam PA, Olendzki BC, Crawford SL, Ockene IS, Lemon SC, Pagoto SL
    PLoS ONE
  15. Food Insecurity Is Linked to a Food Environment Promoting Obesity in Households With Children.
    Nackers LM, Appelhans BM
    J Nutr Educ Behav
    2013 Sep 7
  16. Beverages contribute extra calories to meals and daily energy intake in overweight and obese women.
    Appelhans BM, Bleil ME, Waring ME, Schneider KL, Nackers LM, Busch AM, Whited MC, Pagoto SL
    Physiol. Behav.
    2013 Sep 14
  17. Assessing depression in obese women: an examination of two commonly-used measures.
    Schneider KL, Busch AM, Whited MC, Appelhans BM, Waring ME, Pagoto SL
    J Psychosom Res
    2013 Nov
  18. Feasibility and acceptability of Internet grocery service in an urban food desert, Chicago, 2011-2012.
    Appelhans BM, Lynch EB, Martin MA, Nackers LM, Cail V, Woodrick N.
    Prev Chronic Dis. 2013
    2013 May 2
    10:E67. doi: 10.5888/pcd10.120299.
  19. Reliable change in depression during behavioral weight loss treatment among women with major depression.
    Busch AM, Whited MC, Appelhans BM, Schneider KL, Waring ME, Debiasse MA, Oleski JL, Crawford SL, Pagoto SL.
    Obesity (Silver Spring). 2013
    2013 Mar
    21(3):E211-8. doi: 10.1002/oby.20113.
  20. Sleep duration and weight change in midlife women: the SWAN sleep study.
    Appelhans BM, Janssen I, Cursio JF, Matthews KA, Hall M, Gold EB, Burns JW, Kravitz HM.
    Obesity (Silver Spring). 2013
    2013 Jan
    21(1):77-84. doi: 10.1002/oby.20251.
  21. Adherence to diets for weight loss-reply.
    Pagoto S, Appelhans BM
    2013 Dec 25
  22. A call for an end to the diet debates.
    Pagoto SL, Appelhans BM
    2013 Aug 21
  23. Childhood adversity and pubertal timing: Understanding the origins of adulthood cardiovascular risk.
    Bleil ME, Adler NE, Appelhans BM, Gregorich SE, Sternfeld B, Cedars MI.
    Biol Psychol. 2013
    2013 Apr
    93(1):213-9. doi: 10.1016/j.biopsycho.2013.02.005. Epub 2013 Feb 18.
  24. Delay discounting and intake of ready-to-eat and away-from-home foods in overweight and obese women.
    Appelhans BM, Waring ME, Schneider KL, Pagoto SL, Debiasse MA, Whited MC, Lynch EB.
    Appetite. 2012
    2012 Oct
    59(2):576-84. doi: 10.1016/j.appet.2012.07.009. Epub 2012 Jul 20.
  25. Pubertal timing, androgens, and obesity phenotypes in women at midlife.
    Bleil ME, Appelhans BM, Adler NE, Gregorich SE, Sternfeld B, Cedars MI.
    J Clin Endocrinol Metab. 2012
    2012 Oct
    97(10):E1948-52. doi: 10.1210/jc.2012-1972. Epub 2012 Aug 3.
  26. How well does the body adiposity index capture adiposity change in midlife women?: The SWAN fat patterning study.
    Appelhans BM, Kazlauskaite R, Karavolos K, Janssen I, Kravitz HM, Dugan S, Burns JW, Shipp-Johnson K, Powell LH.
    Am J Hum Biol. 2012
    2012 Nov-Dec
    24(6):866-9. doi: 10.1002/ajhb.22330. Epub 2012 Sep 27.
  27. A point-of-purchase intervention featuring in-person supermarket education affects healthful food purchases.
    Milliron BJ, Woolf K, Appelhans BM.
    J Nutr Educ Behav. 2012
    2012 May-Jun
    44(3):225-32. doi: 10.1016/j.jneb.2011.05.016. Epub 2011 Nov 21.
  28. Depression severity, diet quality, and physical activity in women with obesity and depression.
    Appelhans BM, Whited MC, Schneider KL, Ma Y, Oleski JL, Merriam PA, Waring ME, Olendzki BC, Mann DM, Ockene IS, Pagoto SL.
    J Acad Nutr Diet. 2012
    2012 May
    112(5):693-8. doi: 10.1016/j.jand.2012.02.006. Epub 2012 Apr 25.
  29. Sleep Duration and Weight Change in Midlife Women: The SWAN Sleep Study.
    Appelhans BM, Janssen I, Cursio JF, Matthews KA, Hall M, Gold EB, Burns JW, Kravitz HM.
    Obesity (Silver Spring). 2012
    2012 Jun 25. doi: 10.1038/oby.2012.175. [Epub ahead of print]
  30. Association of post-traumatic stress disorder and obesity in a nationally representative sample.
    Pagoto SL, Schneider KL, Bodenlos JS, Appelhans BM, Whited MC, Ma Y, Lemon SC.
    Obesity (Silver Spring). 2012
    2012 Jan
    20(1):200-5. doi: 10.1038/oby.2011.318. Epub 2011 Oct 20.
  31. The emotional eating scale. Can a self-report measure predict observed emotional eating?
    Schneider KL, Panza E, Appelhans BM, Whited MC, Oleski JL, Pagoto SL.
    Appetite. 2012
    2012 Apr
    58(2):563-6. doi: 10.1016/j.appet.2012.01.012. Epub 2012 Jan 14.
  32. Socioeconomic status, energy cost, and nutrient content of supermarket food purchases.
    Appelhans BM, Milliron BJ, Woolf K, Johnson TJ, Pagoto SL, Schneider KL, Whited MC, Ventrelle JC.
    Am J Prev Med. 2012
    2012 Apr
    42(4):398-402. doi: 10.1016/j.amepre.2011.12.007.
  33. Inhibiting food reward: delay discounting, food reward sensitivity, and palatable food intake in overweight and obese women.
    Appelhans BM, Woolf K, Pagoto SL, Schneider KL, Whited MC, Liebman R.
    Obesity (Silver Spring). 2011
    2011 Nov
    19(11):2175-82. doi: 10.1038/oby.2011.57. Epub 2011 Apr 7.
  34. Response style and vulnerability to anger-induced eating in obese adults.
    Appelhans BM, Whited MC, Schneider KL, Oleski J, Pagoto SL.
    Eat Behav. 2011
    2011 Jan
    12(1):9-14. doi: 10.1016/j.eatbeh.2010.08.009. Epub 2010 Sep 17.
  35. Time to abandon the notion of personal choice in dietary counseling for obesity?
    Appelhans BM, Whited MC, Schneider KL, Pagoto SL.
    J Am Diet Assoc. 2011
    2011 Aug
    111(8):1130-6. doi: 10.1016/j.jada.2011.05.014. No abstract available.
  36. HPA axis response to stress predicts short-term snack intake in obese women.
    Appelhans BM, Pagoto SL, Peters EN, Spring BJ.
    Appetite. 2010
    2010 Feb
    54(1):217-20. doi: 10.1016/j.appet.2009.11.005. Epub 2009 Nov 17.
  37. Trait anxiety, but not trait anger, predisposes obese individuals to emotional eating.
    Schneider KL, Appelhans BM, Whited MC, Oleski J, Pagoto SL.
    Appetite. 2010
    2010 Dec
    55(3):701-6. doi: 10.1016/j.appet.2010.10.006. Epub 2010 Oct 17.
  38. Circulating leptin moderates the effect of stress on snack intake independent of body mass.
    Appelhans BM.
    Eat Behav. 2010
    2010 Aug
    11(3):152-5. doi: 10.1016/j.eatbeh.2010.01.004. Epub 2010 Jan 13.
  39. Emotional and cardiovascular sensitization to daily stress following childhood parental loss.
    Luecken LJ, Kraft A, Appelhans BM, Enders C.
    Dev Psychol. 2009
    2009 Jan
    45(1):296-302. doi: 10.1037/a0013888.
  40. Acute tryptophan depletion and sweet food consumption by overweight adults.
    Pagoto SL, Spring B, McChargue D, Hitsman B, Smith M, Appelhans B, Hedeker D.
    Eat Behav. 2009
    2009 Jan
    10(1):36-41. doi: 10.1016/j.eatbeh.2008.10.010. Epub 2008 Oct 30.
  41. Neurobehavioral inhibition of reward-driven feeding: implications for dieting and obesity.
    Appelhans BM.
    Obesity (Silver Spring). 2009
    2009 Apr
    17(4):640-7. doi: 10.1038/oby.2008.638. Epub 2009 Jan 22. Review. No abstract available.
  42. Abuse potential of carbohydrates for overweight carbohydrate cravers.
    Spring B, Schneider K, Smith M, Kendzor D, Appelhans B, Hedeker D, Pagoto S.
    Psychopharmacology (Berl). 2008
    2008 May
    197(4):637-47. doi: 10.1007/s00213-008-1085-z. Epub 2008 Feb 14.
  43. Nicotine effects on affective response in depression-prone smokers.
    Spring B, Cook JW, Appelhans B, Maloney A, Richmond M, Vaughn J, Vanderveen J, Hedeker D.
    Psychopharmacology (Berl). 2008
    2008 Feb
    196(3):461-71. Epub 2007 Oct 25.
  44. Heart rate variability and pain: associations of two interrelated homeostatic processes.
    Appelhans BM, Luecken LJ.
    Biol Psychol. 2008
    2008 Feb
    77(2):174-82. Epub 2007 Oct 12.