John Jakicic

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Faculty - Department Chairperson

School Affiliations


Recent Grants

  • Molecular Transducers of Physical Activity Clinical Centers (U01) - Pittsburgh Adult Clinical Center
  • Investigating Gains in Neurocognition in an Intervention Trial of Exercise
  • Look AHEAD: Action for Health In Diabetes
  • Leukocyte Telomere Length in Bladder Cancer Survivors: Diet and Exercise Trial
  • Health Promotion and Disease Prevention Research Center
  • Impact of Cognitive Function on Weight Management Outcomes in Adolescents
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Recent Publications

  • Sherman SA, Rogers, RJ, Davis KK, Minster RL, Creasy SA, Mullarkey NC, O'Dell M, Donahue P, Jakicic JM. Energy expenditure in Vinyasa yoga versus walking. J Phys Act Health. 2017; Epub ahead of print: April 1, 2017. doi: 10.1123/jpah.2016-0548
  • Eaton CB, Hartman SJ, Perzanowski E, Pan G, Roberts MB, Risica PM, Gans KM, Jakicic JM, Marcus BH. A Randomized Clinical Trial of Tailored Lifestyle Intervention for Obese, Sedentary Patients in Primary Care. Ann Fam Med. 2016; 14(4): 311-319. doi: 10.1370/afm.1952. PMID: 27401418.
  • Rogers RJ, Lang W, Gibbs BB, Davis KK, Burke LE, Kovacs SJ, Portzer LA, Jakicic JM. Applying a technology-based system for weight loss intervention in adults with obesity. Obes Sci Pract. 2016; 2(1):3-12. doi: 10.1002/osp4.18 PMID: 27812375
  • Edward W. Gregg, PhD; John M. Jakicic, PhD; George Blackburn, MD, PhD; Paul Bloomquist, MD; George A. Bray, MD; Timothy Church, MD; Jeanne M. Clark, MD, MPH; Mace Coday, PhD; Jeffrey M. Curtis, MD, MPH; Caitlin Egan, MS; Mary Evans, PhD; John P. Foreyt, PhD; Gary Foster, PhD; Siran Ghazarian, MD; Helen P. Hazuda, PhD; James O. Hill, PhD; Edward S. Horton, MD; Van S. Hubbard, MD; Robert W. Jeffery, PhD; Karen C. Johnson, MD, MPH; Steven E. Kahn, MB, ChB; Abbas E. Kitabchi, PhD, MD; William C. Knowler, MD; Andrea Kriska, PhD; Wei Lang, PhD; Cora E. Lewis, MD, MSPH; Maria G. Montez, RN, MSHP, CDE; David M. Nathan, MD; Rebecca H. Neiberg, MS; Jennifer Patricio, MS; Anne Peters, MD; Xavier Pi-Sunyer, MD; Henry Pownall, PhD; Bruce Redmon, MD; Judith Regensteiner, PhD; Jack Rejeski, PhD; Paul M. Ribisl, PhD; Monika Safford, MD; Kerry Stewart, EdD; Dace Trence, MD; Thomas A. Wadden, PhD; Rena R. Wing, PhD; Susan Z. Yanovski, MD). Association of the magnitude of weight loss and physical fitness change with long-term cardiovascular disease outcomes in overweight and obese people with type 2 diabetes: a post-hoc analysis of the Look AHEAD randomized clinical trial. The Lancet Diabetes & Endocrinology. 2016; 4(11): 913-921.
  • Pownall HJ, Schwartz AV, Bray GA, Berkowitz R, Lewis CE, Boyko EJ, Jakicic JM, Chen H, Heshka S, Gregg E, Johnson KC, and the Look AHEAD Research Group. Changes in Regional Body Composition over 8 Years in a Randomized Lifestyle Trial: The Look AHEAD Study. Obesity. 2016; 24:1899-1905. doi:10.1002/oby.21577
  • McCoy SM, Jakicic JM, Barone Gibbs B. Comparison of obesity, physical activity, and sedentary behaviors between adolescents with autism spectrum disorders and without. J Autism Dev Disord. 2016 Jul;46(7):2317-26. doi: 10.1007/s10803-016-2762-0. PMID: 26936162
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