Faculty Profile: Hollie Raynor, PhD, RD

Hollie Raynor
Hollie Raynor, PhD, RD
Adjunct Associate Professor of Psychiatry & Human Behavior
Psychiatry & Human Behavior
Work: +1 865-974-6259
Hollie Raynor's research interests are in combining her nutrition and psychology training by investigating eating regulation, specifically factors that affect satiation (fullness), and behavioral interventions for obesity. She is interested in eating regulation in adults and children and in examining factors that affect choices in eating behavior. Her specific areas of interest have involved examining dietary variety, portion size, and the reinforcing value of food on food intake.

Biography

Short BioHollie Raynor, PhD, RD, is an assistant professor of psychiatry and human behavior at Brown Medical School and The Miriam Hospital. She earned her bachelorís degree in Food and Nutrition from San Diego State University, her masterís degree in Public Health Nutrition from the University of Tennessee at Knoxville, and her PhD in clinical psychology from the State University of New York at Buffalo. She finished an AP4 program to become registered dietitian eligible at the University of Tennessee, and completed her clinical psychology internship in Behavioral Medicine at Brown University. Prior to becoming a faculty member at Brown, she completed her postdoctoral training at Brown in the Weight Control and Diabetes Research Center. Dr. Raynorís research interests are in eating regulation and behavioral interventions for obesity. She is a primary investigator on two NIH-funded grants, one of which is focusing on pediatric obesity treatment and the other is on manipulating dietary variety to help with weight loss and weight loss maintenance. She is also a primary investigator on a ADA-funded grant that is examining different methods of improving the diet in young children who are at risk for overweight or overweight.

Institutions

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Research Description

Hollie Raynor, Ph.D., R.D., is an assistant professor of psychiatry and human behavior at Brown Medical School and The Miriam Hospital. She earned her bachelor's degree in Food and Nutrition from San Diego State University, her master's degree in Public Health Nutrition from the University of Tennessee at Knoxville, and her Ph.D. in clinical psychology from the State University of New York at Buffalo. She finished an AP4 program, becoming eligible for sitting for the registered dietitian examination, at the University of Tennessee, and completed her clinical psychology internship in Behavioral Medicine at Brown University. Prior to becoming a faculty member at Brown, she did her postdoctoral training at Brown in the Weight Control and Diabetes Research Center.

Hollie Raynor's research interests are in combining her nutrition and psychology training by investigating eating regulation, specifically factors that affect satiation, and behavioral interventions for obesity. She is interested in eating regulation in both adults and children and in examining factors that affect choices in eating behavior, such as preference. Her specific areas of interest have involved examining dietary variety, portion size, and the reinforcing value of food on food intake. She is a co-investigator of three National Institutes of Health (NIH) funded grants, two of which focus on long-term maintenance of behaviors important for weight loss and weight loss maintenance, while the third grant examines changes that occur in the reinforcing value of high- and low-fat foods and how these changes are associated with weight loss during obesity treatment. She also is the primary investigator for two funded studies, one funded by NIH and the other funded by American Diabetes Association (ADA), examining pediatric obesity treatment in young children (ages 4 to 8 years). Most recently, she also has been awarded a NIH-funded grant to investigate limiting dietary variety during adult obesity treatment, in which she is the primary investigator.

Grants and Awards

University Honor Award, San Diego State University (SDSU), 1988-1992
$500 SDSU Scholarship, 1991
$2,000 Mary Quam Hawkins Memorial Scholarship, 1991
Maternal and Child Health Public Health Nutrition Traineeship, 1993-1994
$2,400 National Alumni Association Scholarship, University of Tennessee at Knoxville, 1994
$370 Ruby McKeel Rives Scholarship, 1994
$700 Jane R. Savage Scholarship, 1994
Citation Paper Society of Behavioral Medicine Conference, San Diego, 1999
$450 Dissertation Grant, Mark Diamond Research Fund, 2000
Citation Paper and Most Scientific Poster Society of Behavioral Medicine Conference, Salt Lake City, 2003
Finalist for Ethan Sims Young Investigator's Award, North American Association for the Study of Obesity Conference, Fort Lauderdale, 2003

Affiliations

The American Dietetic Association, 1989
American Psychological Association, 1999
American Public Health Association, 1993-1997
North American Association for the Study of Obesity, 2003
Society of Behavioral Medicine, 1999
Society for Nutrition Education, 1992-1997

Funded Research

1) National Institute of Diabetes and Digestive and Kidney Diseases (NIDDK); R01 DK066787: Long-term Weight Loss Maintenance:
2/01/2004 - 12/31/2007 - $323,400 (second year) – Co-Investigator

2) National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute (NHLBI); R01 HL077082: Modifying Obesogenic Homes: Impact on Weight Maintenance:
5/01/2004 - 4/30/2008 - $402,993 (second year) – Co-Investigator

3) NIDDK; U01 DK067861: Changes in Food Reinforcement During Obesity Treatment:
7/1/04 – 6/30/06 - $146,987 (total – dispersed in first year) – Co-Investigator

4) American Diabetes Association; 7-05-HFC-27: Changing Eating Behaviors in Young Children: Should Healthy Foods be Increased or Unhealthy Foods Decreased?:
7/1/2005-6/30/2008 - $216,021 (first year) – Primary Investigator

4) NIDDK; R21 DK074919: Childhood Obesity Treatment Targeting Specific Behaviors;
9/15/2005 – 7/31/2007 - $150,000 (first year) – Primary Investigator

6) NIDDK; R01 DK 66787 2W1: Long-term Weight Loss: Functional Imaging;
10/01/2005 – 09/30/2006 - $150,000 - Co-Investigator

7) NIDDK; R01 DK074721: Reducing Snack Food Variety During Obesity Treatment;
4/1/06 – 3/31/2010 - $225,000 (first year) – Primary Investigator