Thomas A. Wadden, Ph.D.

  • Brown University, B.A.
  • University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill, Ph.D.

Thomas A. Wadden Dr. Wadden is a Professor of Psychology at the University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine, where he is also Director of the Weight and Eating Disorders Program. Dr. Wadden's research is primarily on the treatment of obesity, by interventions that have included behavior modifications, very low-calorie diets, exercise, and pharmacotherapy. In addition, he has investigated the psychosocial consequences of obesity, as well as the behavioral and metabolic effects of dieting and weight cycling. He has published numerous scientific papers and is the co-author of two books, Treatment of the Seriously Obese Patient (with Theodore VanItallie) and Obesity: Theory and Therapy (with Dr. Albert Stunkard). Dr. Wadden's research is supported by grants from the National Institutes of Health, including NIMH Research Scientist Development Award.

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