Kelliann Davis - Publications
Faculty - Associate Chairperson


Kariuki, Jacob, Gibbs, Bethany, Davis, Kelliann K., Mecca,Laurel, Hayman, Laura, Burke, L. Recommendations for a Culturally Salient Physical Activity Program for African Americans. Translational Journal of the ACSM. (2019); 4 (2): 8-15.
Creasy,S., Lang, W., Tate, D., Davis, K., and Jakicic, J. Pattern of Daily Steps is Associated with Weight Loss: Secondary Analysis from the Step-Up Randomized Trial. Obesity, (2018); doi:10.1002/oby.22171.
Role of Physical Activity and Exercise in Treating Patients with Overweight and Obesity Jakicic, JM., Rogers, RJ., Davis, KK., and Collins, K. Role of Physical Activity and Exercise in Treating Patients with Overweight and Obesity. Clinical Chemistry, 2018; 64 (1): 99-107. PMID: 29158251.
Seth A. Creasy, Renee J. Rogers, Kelliann K. Davis, Bethany Barone Gibbs, Erin E. Kershaw, John M. Jakicic.(2017). Effects of Supervised and Unsupervised Physical Activity Programs for Weight Loss. Obesity Science and Practice, doi: 10.1002/osp4.107
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; 14 (8): 5970605.doi: 10.1123/jpah.2016-0548.
Jakicic JM, Davis KK, Rogers RJ, King WC, Marcus MD,Helsel D, Rickman AD, Wahed A, Belle SH. Effect of Wearable Technology Combined with a Lifestyle Intervention on Long-Term Weight Loss in the IDEA Study: A Randomized Clinical Trial. JAMA, 2016; 316 (11): 1161-1171. Doi: 10.1001/jama.2016.12858.
Barone Gibbs B, Brach JS, Byard TD, Creasy SA, Davis KK, McCoy SM, Peluso A, Rogers RJ, Rupp KL, Jakicic JM. Reducing Sedentary Behavior vs. Increasing Moderate-to-Vigorous Intensity Physical Activity in Older Adults: a 12-Week Randomized, Clinical Trial. Journal of Aging and Health, 2016.
Nezami, B.T., Polzien, K., Hatley, K., Lang,W., Davis,K.K., Rickman, A., Jakicic, J.M, and Tate, D.F. The Effect of Self-Efficacy on Behavior and Weight in a Behavioral Weight Loss Intervention. Health Psychology, 2016; 35 (7); 714-722.
Rogers, R.J., Lang, W., Gibbs, B.B., Davis, K.K., Burke, L., Kovacs, S. Portzer, L., Jakicic, J.M. Applying a Technology-Based System for Weight Loss Intervention in Adults with Obesity. In press: Obesity Science and Practice.doi: 10.1002/osp4.18.
Jakicic, J.M., King, W., Gibbs, B.B., Rogers, R.J., Rickman, A., Davis, K.K., Wahed, A., Belle, S.H. Objective versus Self-Reported Physical Activity in Overweight and Obese Young Adults. Journal of Physical Activity and Health. 2015 Jan 19. [Epub ahead of print] PMID:25599334
Gibbs, B.B., King, W., Davis, K.K., Rickman, A., Rogers, R.J., Wahed, A., Belle, S.H., Jakicic, J.M. Objective versus Self-Reported Sedentary Behavior in Overweight and Obese Young Adults. In Press: Journal of Physical Activity and Health.
Jakicic JM, King WC, Marcus MD, Davis KK, Helsel D, Rickman AD, Gibbs BB, Rogers RJ, Wahed A, Belle SH. Short-Term Weight Loss with Diet and Physical Activity in Young Adults: the IDEA Study. Obesity, 2015. 00, 00-00. doi:10.1002/oby.21241.
Jakicic JM, Rickman AD, Lang W, Davis KK, Barone Gibbs B, Neiberg R, Marcus MD. Time-based physical activity interventions for weight loss: a randomized trial.Medicine and Science in Sports and Exercise, 2015; 47 (5); 1061-1069. PMID: 25160843.
Garcia, D.O., Jakicic, J.M., Davis, K.K., Gibbs, B.B., Burke,L.E., Rickman, A. A Pilot Feasibility Study of a Campaign Intervention for Weight Loss in Overweight and Obese Adults. Californian Journal of Health Promotion, 2014; 12 (3): 56-70.
Jakicic JM, Tate DF, Lang L, Davis KK, Polzien K, Neiberg RH, Rickman AD, Erickson K. Objective Physical Activity and Weight Loss in Adults: The Step-Up Randomized Clinical Trial. Obesity, 2014; 22, 2284-2292. Doi:10.1002/oby.20830.
Dutton, C., Verba, S., Otto, A.D., Helsel, D., Davis, KK, Jakicic, J.M.The Comparison of a Technology-Based System and an In-Person Behavioral Weight Loss Intervention. Obesity, 2011; 20, 356-363.
Jakicic JM, Davis KK, Garcia DO, Verba S, Pellegrini CA. Objective monitoring of physical activity in overweight and obese populations. In Press: Physical Therapy Reviews, 2010; 15(3): 163-169.

Book Chapters

Davis, Kelliann K. and Forman, D. E. Measurement of Exercise Specific to Older Adults. In: Exercise and Physical Actvity for Older Adults. Ed: Danielle Bouchard. Human Kinetics: Champaign, IL. 2019


Barone Gibbs, B. and Davis, Kelliann K. In Pursuit of the "Something" that is Better than Nothing for Measuring Energy Intake (Commentary). The Journal of Nutrition, 2018; doi:
Jakicic, JM and Davis, KK. Obesity and Physical Activity (Review). Psychiatric Clinics of North America, 2011; 34(4):829-40


Davis, K. Using Mindfulness to Enhance Physical Activity, Change Eating Behaviors, and Reduce Stress. University of Pittsburgh, School of Education Magazine, March 2017. Mindfulness and Health Issue.


Davis KK, Tate DF, Lang W, Neiberg RH, Jakicic JM. Racial differences in weight loss among adults in a behavioral weight loss intervention: the role of diet and physical activity. Journal of Physical Activity and Health, 2015; 12 (12): 1556-1568
Jakicic JM, Rickman AD, Lang W, Davis KK, Barone Gibbs B, Neiberg R, Marcus MD. Time-based physical activity interventions for weight loss: a randomized trial.Medicine and Science in Sports and Exercise. 2014. Aug 25 [Epub ahead of print]. PMID: 25160843.
Jakicic, John M., Tate, Deborah, Lang, Wei, Davis, Kelliann, Polzien, Kristen, Rickman, Amy, Erickson, Karen, Neiberg, Rebecca, Effect of a Stepped-Care Intervention Approach on Weight Loss in Adults: The Step-Up Study. JAMA, 2012; 307 (24); 2617-2616.