Renee J. Rogers - Publications


Donofry SD, Jakicic JM, Rogers RJ, Watt JC, Roecklein KA, Erickson KI. Comparison of Food Cue-Evoked and Resting-State Functional Connectivity in Obesity. Psychosom Med. 2020; 82(3): 261-271. PMID: 32267660
Rogers RJ, Kovacs SA, Collins KA, Raybuck SD, Collins AM, Marcin ML, Foster G, Jakicic JM. Effect of a Commercial Weight Loss Program on Physical Function and Quality of Life. In Press: Translational Journal of the American College of Sports Medicine
Aghjayan S, Jakicic JM, Rogers RJ, Esteban-Cornejo I, Peven JC, Stillman CM, Watt JC, Erickson KI. The fitness versus body fat hypothesis in relation to hippocampal structure. Psychophysiology. 2020; e13591.
Kowalsky RJ, Jakicic JM, Hergenroeder AL, Rogers RJ, Barone Gibbs B. Acute cardiometabolic effects of interrupted sitting with resistance exercise breaks. Applied Physiology, Nutrition, and Metabolism, 2019. Doi: 10.1139/apnm-2018-0633.
21. Rogers RJ, Schelbert EB, Lang W, Fridman Y, Yuan N, Jakicic JM. Association of Fitness and Body Fatness with Left Ventricular Mass: The Heart Health Study. Obesity Science and Practice. 2019; 6(1): 19-27. DOI: 10.1002/osp4.380. PMID: 32128239
Jakicic JM, Rogers RJ. Gamification and social incentives enhance physical activity. Nature Reviews Endocrinology. ePub: October 25, 2019. Published
Erickson KI, Grove GA, Burns JM, Hillman CH, Kramer AF, McAuley E, Vidoni ED, Becker JT, Butters MA, Gray K, Huang H, Jakicic JM, Kamboh MI, Kang C, Klunk WE, Lee P, Marsland AL, Mettenburg J, Rogers RJ, Stillman CM, Sutton BP, Szabo-Reed A, Verstynen TD, Watt JC, Weinstein AM, Wollam ME. Investigating gains in neurocognition in an intervention trial of exercise (IGNITE): Protocol. Contemp Clin Trials. 2019; Oct;85:105832. doi: 10.1016/j.cct.2019.105832. PMID: 31465859.
Jakicic JM, Rogers RJ, Donnelly JE. The health risks of obesity have been exaggerated: counterpoint and rebuttal. Medicine and Science in Sports and Exercise, 2019; 51(1): 222-225. Doi: 10.1249/MSS.0000000000001747.
Creasy SA, Rogers RJ, Davis KK, Gibbs BB, Kershaw EE, Jakicic JM. Effects of supervised and unsupervised physical activity programs for weight loss. In Press: Obesity Science and Practice.
Jakicic JM, Rogers RJ, Davis KK, Collins KA. Role of Physical Activity and Exercise in Treating Patients with Overweight and Obesity. Clinical Chemistry. 2017:64(1) Doi: 10.1373/clinchem.2017.272443
Sherman SA, Rogers RJ, Jakicic JM. Yoga for health: Considerations Beyond Energy Cost and Isolated Asanas (Poses) - Letter to the Editor. Med Sci Sports Exerc. 2017; 49(4): 859.
Jakicic JM, Davis KK, Rogers RJ, King WC, Marcus MD, Helsel D, Rickman AD, Wahed AS, Belle SH. Effect of wearable technology combined with a lifestyle intervention on long-term weight loss in the IDEA Study: a randomized clinical trial. In Review: JAMA.
Gibbs BB, Brach JS, Byard T, Creasy S, Davis KK, McCoy S, Peluso A, Rogers RJ, Rupp K, 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; DOI: 10.1177/0898264316635564
Portzer LA, Rogers RJ, Barone Gibbs B, Hergenroeder AL, Rickman AD, Jakicic JM. Energy expenditure and enjoyment of active television viewing. International Journal of Exercise Science. 2016; 9(1): 64-76. Available at:
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. Obesity Science and Practice. 2016; doi: 10.1002/osp4.18
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.
Rogers RJ, Jakicic JM. Examination of the Estimated Resting Metabolic Equivalent (MET) in Overweight and Obesity. Obes Res Open J. 2016; 3(1): 6-9. doi: 10.17140/OROJ-3-121.
Peluso A, Barone Gibbs B, Rogers RJ, Jakicic JM. Fruit and vegetable intake and diet quality in a weight loss intervention. Health Behavior and Policy Review. 2016; 3(6): 535-545.
Creasy SA, Rogers RJ, Byard TD, Kowalsky RJ, Jakicic JM. Energy Expenditure During Acute Periods of Sitting, Standing, and Walking. J Phys Act Health. 2015 Dec 21. [Epub ahead of print]. PMID: 26693809
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; 23(12): 2385-2397. (doi:10.1002.oby.21241)
Barone Gibbs B, King WC, Davis KK, Rickman AD, Rogers RJ, Wahed A, Belle SH, Jakicic J. Objective vs. Self-report Sedentary Behavior in Overweight and Obese Young Adults. J Phys Act Health. 2015 Feb 24. [Epub ahead of print] PubMed PMID: 25710325.
Jakicic JM, King WC, Gibbs BB, Rogers RJ, Rickman AD, Davis KK, Wahed A, Belle SH. Objective versus Self-Reported Physical Activity in Overweight and Obese Young Adults. J Phys Act Health. 2015 Jan 19. [Epub ahead of print] PubMed PMID: 25599334.
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.
Jakicic JM, Mishler AE, Rogers RJ. Fitness, fatness, and cardiovascular disease risk and outcomes. Curr Cardio Risk Rep. 2011: 5:113-119. There is a high prevalence of both overweight and obesity in the United States and other developed countries. There is strong evidence of the association between higher levels of body mass index and other measures of body fatness and negative health consequences. However, there is also strong evidence to support that low levels of cardiorespiratory fitness and physical activity contribute to these same negative health consequences. Thus, there is significant interest in the independent and combined effects of fitness and fatness on health-related outcomes that include cardiovascular disease morbidity and mortality, as well as all-cause mortality. A review of the current evidence suggests that there are both independent and combined effects of fitness and fatness on these outcomes. Health care providers should promote both weight loss and increased fitness, resulting from physical activity, to optimize the health benefits for patients at increased risk for chronic diseases.
Pintar JA, Learman KE, Rogers R. Traditional exercises do not have a significant impact on abdominal peak force in healthy young adults. Journal of Strength and Conditioning Research. 2009:23(7):2083-2089. Pintar, JA, Learman, KE, and Rogers, R. Traditional exercises do not have a significant impact on abdominal peak force in healthy young adults. J Strength Cond Res 23(7): 2083-2089, 2009- The abdominals are vital to activities of daily living, for the prevention of lumbar pathologies, and during sport performance. The purpose of this study was to determine if training without external resistance was a sufficient overload to improve abdominal strength as defined by peak force. Seventy-one healthy men and women (age 19-40 years) participated in the 11-week study. Subjects were matched on baseline abdominal strength and then randomly assigned to 1 of 3 categories based on the number of days they performed abdominal exercises (0 days, 3 days, or 6 days per week). The results indicated that performing abdominal exercises 3 or 6 times per week did not improve either concentric or eccentric strength. These results suggest that the exercises used during this study were not enough of a stimulus to significantly improve concentric or eccentric strength values in either exercise group.


Rogers RJ, "Finding ways to move your body while social distancing" The Conversation US. The Conversation Media Group. May 2020.
Rogers RJ, "Mythbusting - Weight Loss." ACSM Blog. American College of sports Medicine. February 2020.
Rogers RJ, "Body weight and waist circumference trending upward in Americans." ACSM Blog. American College of Sports Medicine. January 2019,

Book Chapters

Jakicic JM, Rogers RJ, Sherman SA, Kovacs SJ. Physical Activity and Weight Management. Handbook of Obesity Treatment (2nd Edition). Eds: Thomas A. Wadden and George A. Bray. Guilford Publications, Inc.: New York. In Press.
Jakicic JM, Rogers RJ. Exercise in the Management of Obesity. Eating Disorders and Obesity: A Comprehensive Handbook, 3rd Edition. Eds: Kelly D. Brownell and B. Timothy Walsh. Guilford Publications, Inc.: New York. In Press.
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. CRC Press (Informa Healthcare): London. 2014.
Jakicic JM, Rogers RJ. Physical activity as a weight management strategy. Treatment of the obese patient. 2nd edition. Eds: Robert F. Kushner and Daniel H. Bessesen. Springer. In Press.
Jakicic JM, Rogers RJ. Physical Activity as a Weight Management Strategy. Treatment of the Obese Patient. 2nd Edition. Eds: Robert F. Kushner and Daniel H. Bessesen. Springer-Verlag: New York. 2014, 215-224.
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.
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.


Rogers RJ, Barone Gibbs B, Davis, KK, Burke LE, Jakicic JM. The comparison of a technology-based system and in-person weight loss intervention in the severely obese. Doctoral Dissertation, University of Pittsburgh. A technology-based system incorporating a physical activity monitor and a web interface to monitor dietary intake and body weight combined with monthly telephone contact has been shown to be an effective intervention for weight loss. Whether this type of intervention is effective for individuals with Class II (BMI = 35.0 to <40.0 kg/m2) or III (BMI >40 kg/m2) obesity has not been examined. Continuous enhancements in technology require ongoing evaluation of the effectiveness of these interventions. PURPOSE: To examine weight loss in response to standard behavioral weight loss (SBWL), technology (TECH), and an enhanced technology (TECH-BT) interventions in adults with Class II or III obesity. METHODS: Subjects were 39 adults (age: 39.0±9.7, BMI: 39.5±2.8kg/m2) randomized to SBWL (n=14), TECH (n=12), or TECH-BT (n=13). The prescription for all subjects included decreases in energy intake (1500-2100kcal/d), and increases in physical activity (200min/wk). SBWL attended weekly in-person group intervention sessions. TECH was provided with a wearable activity monitor that interfaced with a web-based program to monitor dietary intake and body weight (BodyMedia FIT®), also with one 10-minute intervention telephone call per month. TECH-BT received the same component as TECH, with the technology enhanced with Bluetooth® capability to allow for real-time monitoring of energy balance (intake and expenditure)(BodyMedia LINK®). RESULTS: Body weight was significantly reduced (p<.001) from 110.9±9.1 to 107.7±8.8kg in SBWL (-3.2±3.1kg; -2.9±2.9%), 112.2±10.5 to 107.2±10.5kg in TECH (-5.0±3.7kg; 4.9±3.8%), and 108.8±15.0 to 104.0±16.2kg in TECH-BT (-3.3±4.2kg; 3.5±4.8%) from 0 to 3 months. However, weight loss was not significantly different between the intervention groups. While significant improvements (p<.05) were found in waist and hip circumferences, percent body fat, physical activity, and dietary intake, there were no group significant group differences. CONCLUSIONS: These findings suggest that significant short-term weight loss can be achieved in individuals with Class II or III obesity with less in-person contact using a technology-based system combined with monthly telephone contact. These findings may have significant clinical implications for effective delivery of weight loss interventions for severely obese adults. Whether these findings extend beyond the initial 3 months of intervention and the long-term acceptability of a technology-based intervention warrants further investigation.