John Jakicic
Faculty - Department Chairperson

School Affiliations

Recent Grants

Molecular Transducers of Physical Activity Clinical Centers (U01) - Pittsburgh Adult Clinical Center
Long-Term Impact of Random Assignment to Intensive Lifestyle Intervention on Alzheimers Diseease and Related Dementias: The Action for Health in Diabetes ADRD Study (Look AHEAD-MIND)
Alliance of Randomized Trials of Medicine versus Metabolic Surgery in Type 2 Diabetes (ARMMS-T2D)
Effect of Reducing Sedentary Behavior on Blood Pressure
Investigating Gains in Neurocognition in an Intervention Trial of Exercise
Look AHEAD: Action for Health In Diabetes

Recent Publications

Kowalsky RJ, Jakicic J, Hergenroeder A, Rogers RJ. Acute cardiometabolic effects of interrupting sitting with resistance exercise breaks. Applied Physiology, Nutrition, and Metabolism. ePub: February 19, 2019 (
Perdomo S, Balzer JR, Jakicic JM, Kline CE, Gibbs BB. Acute Effects of Aerobic Exercise Duration on Blood Pressure, Pulse Wave Velocity and Cerebrovascular Hemodynamics in Middle-Aged Adults. In Review: Journal of Sports Medicine and Physical Fitness.
Jakicic JM, Kraus WE, Powell KE, Campbell WW, Janz KF, Troiano RP, Sprow K, Torres A, Piercy KL. Association between bout duration of physical activity and health: systematic review. In Press: Medicine and Science in Sports and Exercise.
Kraus WE, Janz KF, Powell KE, Campbell WW, Jakicic JM, Troiano RP, Sprow K, Torres A, Piercy K. Daily step counts for measuring physical activity exposure and its relation to health. In Press: Medicine and Science in Sports and Exercise.
Nezami BT, Jakicic JM, Lang W, Davis KK, Tate DF. Effect of children in the home on exercise barriers, physical activity and weight loss in a behavioral weight loss intervention. In Review: Health Education and Behavior.
Jakicic JM. Endocrine and Metabolism. ACSM's Clinical Exercise Physiology. Ed: Walter R. Thompson. Wolters Kluwer Health: Philadelphia. 2019, 440-474