John Jakicic

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John Jakicic

John Jakicic

128 Oak Hill
Phone: 412-383-4001
Email: jjakicic@pitt.edu

Faculty - Joint/Secondary

School Affiliations


Education

  • American College of Sports Medicine

    1994 - 2018
    Exercise Specialist Certification
  • American College of Sports Medicine

    1990 - 2018
    Exercise Test Technologist Certification
  • University of Pittsburgh

    1992 - 1995
    Ph.D. in Exercise Physiology
  • Slippery Rock University of Pennsylvania

    1986 - 1987
    MS in Exercise Science
  • Slippery Rock University of Pennsylvania

    1982 - 1986
    B.S. in Physical Education and Health

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Recent Awards

  • University of Pennsylvania Dr. Stunkard Obesity Award

    Dec 2012

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Recent Presentations

  • Look AHEAD Multi-Center Trial: Methods and Contributions of Fitness and Activity. American College of Sports Medicine Annual Meeting

    May 30, 2012
  • Weight a Minute: What is the role of physical activity in body weight regulation. Binghamton, NY

    Apr 28, 2012
  • Effect of manipulating components of energy intake and energy expenditure. Experimental Biology

    Apr 21, 2012
  • Weight a Minute: Is physical activity and obesity just about the weight loss? University of Auburn - Montgomery

    Apr 4, 2012
  • New Weight Loss Technologies – What Works. Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics Weight Management DPG Symposium. Las Vegas, NV

    Mar 2, 2012

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Recent Publications

  • Cardiometabolic Risk Profiles in Severe Obesity

    2013
    Ng JM, Hames KC, Lowery JB, Laslavic A, Jakicic JM, Kelley DE, DeLany JP, Goodpaster BH. Cardiometabolic Risk Profiles in Severe Obesity. In Review: JAMA Internal Medicine.
  • Cardiovascular effects of intensive lifestyle intervention in type 2 diabetes.

    2013
    The Look AHEAD Research Group (Rena R. Wing, Paula Bolin, Frederick L. Brancati, George A. Bray, Jeanne M. Clark, Mace Coday, Richard S. Crow, Jeffrey M. Curtis, Caitlin M. Egan, Mark A. Espeland, Mary Evans, John P. Foreyt, Siran Ghazarian, Edward W. Gregg, Barbara Harrison, Helen P. Hazuda, James O. Hill, Edward S. Horton, Van S. Hubbard, John M. Jakicic, Robert W. Jeffery, Karen C. Johnson, Steven E. Kahn, Abbas E. Kitabchi, William C. Knowler, Cora E. Lewis, Barbara J. Maschak-Carey, Maria G. Montez, Anne Murillo, David M. Nathan, Jennifer Patricio, Anne Peters, Xavier Pi-Sunyer, Henry Pownall, David Reboussin, Judith G. Regensteiner, Amy D. Rickman, Donna H. Ryan, Monika Safford, Thomas A. Wadden, Lynne E. Wagenknecht, Delia S. West, David F. Williamson, Susan Z. Yanovski). Cardiovascular effects of intensive lifestyle intervention in type 2 diabetes. N Eng J Med. Published online at www.nejm.org on June 24, 2013 (DOI: 10.1056/NEJMoa1212914).
  • Effect of physical activity on weight loss, energy expenditure and energy intake during diet induced weight loss

    2013
    DeLany JP, Kelley DE, Hames KC, Jakicic JM, Goodpaster BH. Effect of physical activity on weight loss, energy expenditure and energy intake during diet induced weight loss. Obesity. 2013: (electronic publication on June 26, 2013). PMID: 23804562.
  • Effect of time-based enhanced intervention for physical activity and weight loss in overweight adults.

    2013
    Jakicic JM, Rickman AD, Lang W, Davis K, Barone Gibbs B, Neiberg R, Marcus MD. Effect of time-based enhanced intervention for physical activity and weight loss in overweight adults. In Review: Physical Activity and Health.
  • Effect of varying accelerometry criteria on physical activity: the Look AHEAD Study

    2013
    Miller GD, Jakicic JM, Rejeski WJ, Whit-Glover M, Lang W, Walkup MP, Hodges M for the Look AHEAD Research Group. Effect of varying accelerometry criteria on physical activity: the Look AHEAD Study. Obesity. 2013; 21(1): 32-44. PMID: 23505166
  • Exercise demonstrates a dose-response effect on insulin resistance, fatness, and visceral fat

    2013
    Jakicic JM. Commentary: Exercise demonstrates a dose-response effect on insulin resistance, fatness, and visceral fat. J Pediatrics. 2013; 162(3): 649-650. PMID: 23438919
  • Exercise management of the obese patient

    2013
    Jakicic JM, Garcia DO, Rogers RJ. Exercise management of the obese patient. Lifestyle Medicine, 2nd Edition. Eds: James M. Rippe. CRC Press: New York. 2013, 529-535.
  • Four-year change in cardiorespiratory fitness and influence on glycemic control in adults with type 2 diabetes in a randomized trial: the Look AHEAD Trial

    2013
    Jakicic JM, Egan CE, Fabricatore AN, Gaussoin SA, Glasser SP, Hesson L, Knowler WC, Lang W, Regensteiner JG, Ribisl PM, Ryan DH for the Look AHEAD Research Group. Four-year change in cardiorespiratory fitness and influence on glycemic control in adults with type 2 diabetes in a randomized trial: the Look AHEAD Trial. Diabetes Care. 2013; 36(5): 1297-1303. PMID: 23223405
  • Impact of a Long-Term Behavioral Weight Loss Intervention on Cognitive Function: The Action for Health in Diabetes Movement and Memory Study

    2013
    Espeland MA, Rapp SR, Bray GA, Houston D, Johnson KC, Kitabchi AE, Hergenroeder AL, Williamson J, Jakicic JM, van Dorsten B, Kritchevsky SB for the Action for Health In Diabetes (Look AHEAD) Movement and Memory Subgroup and the Look AHEAD Research Group. Impact of a Long-Term Behavioral Weight Loss Intervention on Cognitive Function: The Action for Health in Diabetes Movement and Memory Study. In Review
  • Leisure-time physical activity and obesity

    2013
    Gunnarsdottir, T, Rogers RJ, Jakicic JM, Hill, JO. Leisure-time physical activity and obesity. In: Handbook of Obesity, Vol. 1, Epidemiology, Etiology, and Physiopathology, Third Edition. Eds: George A. Bray and Claude Bouchard. Informa Healthcare: London. In Press.
  • Long-chain, n-3 fatty acids and physical activity - interactive associations with cardiometabolic risk

    2013
    Muldoon MF, Erickson KI, Goodpaster BH, Jakicic JM, Conklin SA, Sekikawa A, Yao JK, Manuck SB. Long-chain, n-3 fatty acids and physical activity - interactive associations with cardiometabolic risk. In Press: Journal of Nutrition.
  • Long-term effect of weight loss on obstructive sleep apnea in obese patients with type 2 diabetes

    2013
    Kuna ST, Reboussin DM, Borradaile KE, Sanders MH, Millman RP, Zammit G, Newman AB, Wadden TA, Jakicic JM, Wing RR, Pi-Sunyer FX, Foster GD, and the Sleep AHEAD Research Group of the Look AHEAD Research Group. Long-term effect of weight loss on obstructive sleep apnea in obese patients with type 2 diabetes. Sleep. 2013; 36(5): 641-649A. PMID: 23633746.
  • Long-term effectiveness of a lifestyle intervention in severely obese individuals.

    2013
    Unick JL, Beavers D, Bond DS, Clark J, Jakicic JM, Kitabchi AE, Knowler WC, Wadden TA, Wagenknecht L, Wyatt H, Wing RR for the Look AHEAD Research Group. Long-term effectiveness of a lifestyle intervention in severely obese individuals. Am J Med. 2013, 126(3):236-242. PMID: 23410564
  • Physical activity for weight maintenance, weight loss, and prevention of weight re-gain

    2013
    Jakicic JM and Rogers RJ. Physical activity for weight maintenance, weight loss, and prevention of weight re-gain. President's Council on Fitness, Sports and Nutrition (PCFSN) Research Digest. In Press.
  • Racial differences in weight loss among adults in a behavioral weight loss intervention: the role of diet and physical activity.

    2013
    Davis KK, Tate DF, Lang W, Neiberg RH, Polzien K, Rickman AD, Erickson K, Jakicic JM. Racial differences in weight loss among adults in a behavioral weight loss intervention: the role of diet and physical activity. In Review: JAMA.
  • Successful 8-Year Weight Loss with an Intensive Lifestyle Intervention: The Look AHEAD Study

    2013
    Wadden TA, Horton ES, Jakicic JM, Knowler WC, F. Pi-Sunyer X, Walkup MP, West DS, Wing RR, Yanovski SZ, the Look AHEAD Research Group. Successful 8-Year Weight Loss with an Intensive Lifestyle Intervention: The Look AHEAD Study. In Review: Obesity.
  • The impact of an abnormal stress test or history of cardiovascular disease on subsequent weight loss or fitness improvement in the Look AHEAD study.

    2013
    Curtis JM, Killean TM, Bray GA, Cheskin LJ, Horton ES, Johnson KC, Jakicic JM, Pi-Sunyer FX, Regensteiner JG, Ribisl PM, Wagenknecht L, Espeland MA. The impact of an abnormal stress test or history of cardiovascular disease on subsequent weight loss or fitness improvement in the Look AHEAD study. In Review: Diabetes Care.
  • Validity of Ratings of Perceived Exertion in Patients with Type 2 Diabetes.

    2013
    Unick JL, Gaussoin S, Bahnson J, Crow R, Curtis J, Jakicic JM, Killean T, Regensteiner JG, Stewart KJ, Wing RR. Validity of Ratings of Perceived Exertion in Patients with Type 2 Diabetes. In Review: Cardiopulmonary Physical Therapy Journal.
  • Weight-related variation in cortico-basal ganglia connectivity predicts inefficient executive control processing.

    2013
    Verstynen T, Reckie R, Weinstein A, Jakicic JM, Rofey D, Erickson K. Weight-related variation in cortico-basal ganglia connectivity predicts inefficient executive control processing. In Review: Journal of Neuroscience.
  • Affective responses to exercise in overweight women: Initial insight and possible influence on energy intake

    2012
    Unick JL, Michael JC, Jakicic JM. Affective responses to exercise in overweight women: Initial insight and possible influence on energy intake. Psychology of Sport and Exercise. 2012, 13(5): 528-532.
  • Comparison of two objective monitors for assessing physical activity and sedentary behaviors in bariatric surgery patients.

    2012
    Unick JL, Bond DS, Jakicic JM, Vithiananthan S, Ryder BA, Roye GD, Pohl D, Trautvetter J, Wing RR. Comparison of two objective monitors for assessing physical activity and sedentary behaviors in bariatric surgery patients. Obes Surg. 2012; 22(3): 347-352. PMID: 21814865.
  • Effect of a stepped-care intervention approach on weight loss in adults: The Step-Up Study Randomized Trial.

    2012
    Jakicic JM, Tate D, Davis KK, Polzien K, Rickman AD, Erickson K, Lang W, Neiberg R, Finkelstein E. Effect of a stepped-care intervention approach on weight loss in adults: The Step-Up Study Randomized Trial. JAMA. 2012; 307(24): 2617-2626. PMID: 22735431
  • Effect of improved fitness beyond weight loss on cardiovascular risk factors in individuals with type 2 diabetes in the Look AHEAD study

    2012
    Gibbs BB, Brancati FL, Chen H, Coday M, Jakicic JM, Lewis C, Stewart KJ, Clark JM. Effect of improved fitness beyond weight loss on cardiovascular risk factors in individuals with type 2 diabetes in the Look AHEAD study. Eur J Prev Cardiol. 2012 Sep 25. [Epub ahead of print]. PMID: 23012688
  • Effects of an intensive behavioral weight loss intervention consisting of caloric restriction with or without physical activity on common carotid artery remodeling in severely obese adults

    2012
    Cooper JN, Columbus ML, Shields KJ, Asubonteng J, Meyer ML, Sutton-Tyrrell K, Goodpaster BH, DeLany JP, Jakicic JM, Barinas-Mitchell E. Effects of an intensive behavioral weight loss intervention consisting of caloric restriction with or without physical activity on common carotid artery remodeling in severely obese adults. Metabolism: Clinical and Experimental [Metabolism]. 2012; 61(11): 1589-97. PMID: 22579053.
  • Evaluating parents and adult caregivers as "agents of change" for treating obese children- evidence for parent behavior change strategies and research gaps: a scientific statement from the American Heart Association

    2012
    Faith MS, Van Horn L, Appel LJ, Burke LE, Carson JAS, Franch HA, Jakicic JM, Kral TVE, Odoms-Young A, Wansink B, Wylie-Rosett J; on behalf of the American Heart Association Nutrition and Obesity Committees of the Council on Nutrition, Physical Activity, and Metabolism, Council on Clinical Cardiology, Council on Cardiovascular Disease in the Young, Council on Cardiovascular Nursing, Council on Epidemiology and Prevention, and Council on the Kidney in Cardiovascular Disease. Evaluating parents and adult caregivers as "agents of change" for treating obese children- evidence for parent behavior change strategies and research gaps: a scientific statement from the American Heart Association. Circulation. 2012; 125(9): 1186-1207. PMID: 2271754.
  • High energy expenditure masks low physical activity in obesity

    2012
    DeLany JP, Kelley DE, Hames KC, Jakicic JM, Goodpaster BH. High energy expenditure masks low physical activity in obesity. Int J Obes. 2012 Oct 23. doi: 10.1038/ijo.2012.172. [Epub ahead of print]. PMID: 23090575
  • Increased body mass index is associated with global decreases in white matter microstructural integrity

    2012
    Verstynen T, Weinstein A, Schneider W, Jakicic JM, Rofey DL, Erickson KI. Increased body mass index is associated with global decreases in white matter microstructural integrity. Psychosom Med. 2012; 74 (7): 682-90. PMID: 22879428.
  • Lifestyle Intervention Improves Heart Rate Recovery from Exercise in Adults with Type 2 Diabetes: Results from The Look AHEAD Study

    2012
    Ribisl P, Gaussoin S, Lang W, Bahnson J, Kitzman DW, Connelly S, Horton ES, Jakicic JM, Killean T, Knowler WC, Stewart K. Lifestyle Intervention Improves Heart Rate Recovery from Exercise in Adults with Type 2 Diabetes: Results from The Look AHEAD Study. J Obesity. 2012; pp. 309196. PMID: 23227314. (Article ID 309196 (doi: 10.1155/2012/309196) (http://www.hindawi.com/journals/jobes/2012/309196/).
  • Longitudinal evaluation of cancer-associated biomarkers before and after weight loss in RENEW study participants: implications for cancer risk reduction

    2012
    Linkov F, Maxwell GL, Felix AS, Lin Y, Lenzner D, Bovbjerg DH, Lokshin A, Hennon M, Jakicic JM, Goodpaster BH, Delany JP. Longitudinal evaluation of cancer-associated biomarkers before and after weight loss in RENEW study participants: implications for cancer risk reduction. Gynecol Ongol. 2012; 125(1): 114-119. PMID: 22198242.
  • Physical activity and quality of life in severely obese individuals seeking bariatric surgery or lifestyle intervention

    2012
    Bond DS, Unick JL, Jakicic JM, Vithiananthan S, Trautvetter J, O'Leary K, Wing RR. Physical activity and quality of life in severely obese individuals seeking bariatric surgery or lifestyle intervention. Health Qual Life Outcomes. 2012; 10: 86. PMID: 22838650.
  • Physical activity and weight loss

    2012
    Jakicic JM. Physical activity and weight loss. Nestle Nutr Inst Workshop Ser. 2012; 73: 21-36. PMID: 23128763.
  • Risk factors for MRI-detected patello-femoral and tibio-femoral cartilage loss during a 6-month period: the Joints on Glucosamine Study

    2012
    Roemer FW, Kwoh CK, Hannon MJ, Green SM, Jakicic JM, Boudreau R, Crema MD, Moore CE, Guermazi A. Risk factors for MRI-detected patello-femoral and tibio-femoral cartilage loss during a 6-month period: the Joints on Glucosamine Study. Arthritis Rheum. 2012; 64(6): 1888-98. PMID: 22213129.
  • The Comparison of a Technology-Based System and an In-Person Behavioral Weight Loss Intervention

    2012
    Pellegrini CA, Verba SD, Otto AD, Helsel DL, Davis KK, Jakicic JM. The Comparison of a Technology-Based System and an In-Person Behavioral Weight Loss Intervention. Obesity. 2012; 20(2): 356-363. PMID: 21311506.

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