Faculty Profile: Tricia Leahey, PhD

Tricia Leahey
Tricia Leahey, PhD
Assistant Professor of Psychiatry & Human Behavior (Research)
Department of Psychiatry & Human Behavior
Work: 401-793-8947
Tricia Leahey is at the Weight Control and Diabetes Research Center. Her work focuses on the development of novel interventions for the treatment of obesity. She is currently examining the effects of social networks on weight control and testing health coaches for weight loss. Dr. Leahey also conducts research in the area of bariatric surgery.

Affiliations

American Psychological Association
The Obesity Society
Society of Behavioral Medicine

Funded Research

ACTIVE
NIH (NIDDK): R18
"Using a statewide initiative to disseminate effective behavioral weight loss strategies"
04/01/10 – 03/31/14
$1,100,546
Co-Investigator

NIH (NCI): U01
"Increasing sleep duration: A novel approach to weight control"
09/28/09 - 08/31/14
$3,729,255
Co-Investigator

NIH (NIDDK): R01
"Acceptance-based behavioral intervention for weight loss: A randomized trial"
04/01/11 - 03/31/15
$1,570,396
Co-Investigator

NIH (NIDDK): R01
"A randomized trial testing lay health coaches for obesity treatment"
07/01/12 – 05/31/17
$2,185,112
Principal Investigator


COMPLETED
State University of New York at Binghamton: Undergraduate Research Grant
"Self-mutilation and disordered eating"
8/15/2001-8/14/2002
$1,000
Principal Investigator

NIH (NIDDK): F32
"A social comparison intervention to enhance weight loss in obese individuals"
$145,818
08/14/08 - 08/13/10
Principal Investigator

NIH (NHLBI): RC1
"Innovative technology to improve patient adherence to weight loss recommendations"
$930,320
09/30/09 – 07/31/11
Co-Investigator