Recent Press & Announcements

OPT for health Events

Moose from VCU Dogs on Call visits the OPT for health lab
Moose from VCU Dogs on Call visits the OPT for health lab
Autumn presents a poster at The Obesity Society Conference
Kristal presents a poster at the Society of Behavioral Medicine Conference
Jean presents a poster at the Society of Behavioral Medicine Conference
Kristal presents a poster at Graduate Student Research Day
Autumn successfully defends her dissertation
Kristal and Dr. LaRose work on Kristal's community mural
Megan and Autumn: accidental twins for a day
OPT for health team in sync with color coordination
Kristal successfully proposes her dissertation
The OPT team participants in the Petersburg Wellness Engagement Project

Representative Publications

Bolded names represent current or past OPT for health lab members. 

Reading JM, Snell L, LaRose JG. A systematic review of weight-related communication training for physicians. Translational Behavioral Medicine. Forthcoming. 

Wing RR, Espeland MA, Tate DF, Perdue LH, Bahnson J, Polzien K, Robichaud EF, LaRose JG, Gorin AA, Lewis CE, Jelalian E for the Study of Novel Approaches to Weight Gain Prevention (SNAP) Research Group. Weight gain prevention over 6 years in young adults: The Study of Novel Approaches to Weight Gain Prevention (SNAP) Clinical Trial. Obesity (Silver Spring). Forthcoming.

LaRose JG, Leahey TM, Lanoye A, Reading JM. A secondary data analysis examining young adults' performance in an Internet weight loss program with financial incentives. Obesity(Silver Spring). 2020;28(6):1062-1067. DOI: 10.1002/oby.22797.

LaRose JG, Neiberg RH, Evans EW, Tate DF, Espeland MA, Gorin AA, Perdue L, Hatley K, Lewis CE, Robichaud E, Wing RR; Study of Novel Approaches to Weight Gain Prevention (SNAP) Research Group. Dietary outcomes within the study of novel approaches to weight gain prevention (SNAP) randomized controlled trial. Int J Behav Nutr Phys Act. 2019;16(1):14. DOI: 10.1186/s12966-019-0771-z.

LaRose JG, Tate DF, Lanoye A, Fava JL, Jelalian E, Blumenthal M, Caccavale LJ, Wing RR. Adapting evidence-based behavioral weight loss programs for emerging adults: A pilot randomized controlled trial. J Health Psychol. 2019;24(7):870-887. DOI: 10.1177/1359105316688951.

LaRose JG, Fava JL, Lanoye A, Caccavale LJ. Early engagement is associated with better weight loss in emerging adults. Am J Health Behav. 2019;43(4):795-801. DOI: 10.5993/AJHB.43.4.12.

Gorin AA, LaRose JG, Espeland MA, Tate DF, Jelalian E, Robichaud E, Coward P, Wiliams S, Hatley KE, Garcia KR, Lang W, Bahnson J, Lewis CE, Wing RR. Eating pathology and psychological outcomes in young adults in self-regulation interventions using daily self-weighing. Health Psychol. 2019;38(2):143-150. DOI: 10.1037/hea0000689.

Lanoye A, Grenga A, Leahey TM, LaRose JG. Motivation for weight loss and association with outcomes in a lifestyle intervention: Comparing emerging adults to middle aged adults. Obes Sci Pract. 2018;5(1):15-20. DOI: 10.1002/osp4.313.

Leahey TM, LaRose JG, Mitchel M, Gilder C, Wing RR. Small incentives improve weight loss in women from disadvantaged backgrounds. Am J Prev Med. 2018;54(3):e41-e47. DOI: 10.1016/j.amepre.2017.11.007.

Lanoye A, Brown KL, LaRose JG. The transition into young adulthood: A critical period for weight control. Curr Diab Rep. 2017;17(11):114. DOI: 10.1007/s11892-017-0938-4.

Wing RR, Tate DF, Espeland MA, Lewis CE, LaRose JG, Gorin AA, Bahnson J, Perdue LH, Hatley KE, Ferguson E, Garcia KR, Lang W. Innovative self-regulation strategies reduce weight gain in young adults: The Study of Novel Approaches to Weight Gain Prevention (SNAP) randomized controlled trial. JAMA Intern Med. 2016;176(6):755-62. DOI: 10.1001/jamainternmed.2016.1236.

LaRose JG, Morrow Guthrie K, Lanoye A, Tate DF, Robichaud E, Caccavale LJ, Wing RR. A mixed methods approach to improving recruitment and engagement of emerging adults in behavioral weight loss programs. Obes Sci Pract. 2016;2(4):341-354. DOI: 10.1002/osp4.71.

LaRose JG, Lanoye A, Tate DF, Wing, RR. Frequency of self-weighing and weight loss outcomes within a brief lifestyle intervention targeting emerging adults. Obes Sci Pract. 2016;2(1):88-92. DOI: 10.1002/osp4.24.

Lanoye A, Gorin AA, LaRose JG. Young adults' attitudes and perceptions of obesity and weight management: Implications for treatment development. Curr Obes Rep. 2016;5(1):14-22. DOI: 10.1007/s13679-016-0188-9

LaRose JG, Fava J, Steeves E, Hecht J, Wing RR, Raynor HA. Daily self-weighing within a behavioral weight loss program: Impact on disordered eating symptoms. Health Psychol. 2014;33(3):297-300. DOI: 10.1037/a0034218.

LaRose JG, Leahey TM, Hill JO, Wing RR. Differences in motivations and weight loss behaviors in young adults and older adults in the National Weight Control Registry. Obesity (Silver Spring). 2013;21(3):449-53. DOI: 10.1002/oby.20053.

Hart CN, LaRose JG, Fava J, James B, Wing RR. The association between time in bed and obesity risk in young adults. Behav Sleep Med. 2013;11(5):321-327. DOI: 10.1080/15402002.2012.700289.

Leahey TM, LaRose JG, Fava J, Wing RR. Social influences are associated with BMI and weight loss intentions in young adults. Obesity (Silver Spring). 2011;19(6):1157-1162. DOI: 10.1038/oby.2010.301.

LaRose JG, Gorin AA, Clarke MM, Wing RR. Beliefs about weight gain among young adults: Potential challenges to prevention. Obesity (Silver Spring). 2011;19(9):1901-1904. DOI: 10.1038/oby.2011.203.

LaRose JG, Tate DF, Gorin AA, Wing RR. Preventing weight gain in young adults: A randomized controlled pilot study. Am J Prev Med. 2010;39(1):63-68. DOI: 10.1016/j.amepre.2010.03.011.

Gokee-LaRose J, Gorin A, Wing RR. Behavioral self-regulation for weight loss in young adults: A randomized controlled trial.  Int J Behav Nutr Phys Act. 2009;6(10). DOI: 10.1186/1479-5868-6-10.

Gokee-LaRose J, Gorin AA, Raynor HA, Laska MN, Jeffery RW, Levy RL, Wing RR. Are standard behavioral weight loss programs effective for young adults? Int J Obes (Lond). 2009;33(12):1374-1380. DOI: 10.1038/ijo.2009.185.