Kathryn M Ross

Kathryn M Ross, Ph.D., M.P.H.

Assistant Professor

Department: Department of Clinical and Health Psychology
Business Phone: (352) 294-8433
Business Email: kmross@phhp.ufl.edu

About Kathryn M Ross

Dr. Kathryn Ross is an Assistant Professor in the Department of Clinical and Health Psychology and in the Social and Behavioral Sciences concentration in the College of Public Health and Health Professions. Dr. Ross received her M.P.H. (Biostatistics concentration) from the University of Florida in 2012 and her Ph.D. (Clinical Psychology, Health Psychology track) in 2013. She completed the Obesity Research Track APA-approved clinical internship and an F32-funded postdoctoral fellowship at the Brown Clinical Psychology Training Consortium and Weight Control & Diabetes Research Center at the The Miriam Hospital. After the end of her postdoctoral fellowship, Dr. Ross joined the faculty at the Weight Control & Diabetes Research Center and the Department of Psychiatry and Human Behavior at the Brown Medical School. In the summer of 2016, Dr. Ross moved back to Gainesville to join the faculty in the Department of Clinical & Health Psychology.

Dr. Ross currently teaches within the Social and Behavioral Sciences concentration in the MPH and PhD in Public Health programs. She advises masters and doctoral students both in the Department of Clinical Psychology and in Public Health.

Accomplishments

Excellence Award for Assistant Professors
2019 · University of Florida
Dean’s Citation Paper Award
2019 · College of Public Health and Health Professions, University of Florida
2015 Early Career Young Professionals Travel Grant
2015 · The Obesity Society
Outstanding Research Award
2011 · College of Public Health and Health Professions, University of Florida
Nathan W. Perry Memorial Scientist-Practitioner Award for outstanding integration of scientific method and scholarship with clinical work
2011 · Department of Clinical & Health Psychology, University of Florida

Research Profile

Dr. Ross’ research focuses on the prevention and treatment of adult obesity, with particular emphasis on improving the long-term maintenance of weight loss and developing effective behavioral weight management interventions that can be disseminated on a public-health level. Increasingly, she has begun to investigate the integration of newer technology into weight management interventions as a way of lowering cost of treatment delivery and increasing intervention reach.

Open Researcher and Contributor ID (ORCID)

0000-0002-3628-766X

Areas of Interest
  • Behavioral intervention
  • Obesity prevention and treatment
  • mHealth

Publications

2020
Acceptance-based therapy: the potential to augment behavioral interventions in the treatment of type 2 diabetes.
Nutrition & diabetes. 10(1) [DOI] 10.1038/s41387-020-0106-9. [PMID] 32066659.
2020
The Assessment of Supportive Accountability in Adults Seeking Obesity Treatment: Psychometric Validation Study.
Journal of medical Internet research. 22(7) [DOI] 10.2196/17967. [PMID] 32720911.
2020
Rural/urban disparities in access to the National Diabetes Prevention Program.
Translational behavioral medicine. 10(6):1554-1558 [DOI] 10.1093/tbm/ibz098. [PMID] 31228199.
2020
Measuring Weight with Electronic Scales in Clinical and Research Settings During the Coronavirus Disease 2019 Pandemic.
Obesity (Silver Spring, Md.). 28(7):1182-1183 [DOI] 10.1002/oby.22851. [PMID] 32339394.
2020
Frequency and Consistency of Self-Weighing to Promote Weight-Loss Maintenance.
Obesity (Silver Spring, Md.). 28(7):1215-1218 [DOI] 10.1002/oby.22828. [PMID] 32437055.
2020
Food reward sensitivity, impulsivity, and weight change during and after a 3-month weight loss program.
PloS one. 15(12) [DOI] 10.1371/journal.pone.0243530. [PMID] 33306690.
2020
Associations between effort, importance, and self-monitoring during and after a 12-week behavioural weight management program.
Obesity science & practice. 6(5):447-453 [DOI] 10.1002/osp4.431. [PMID] 33082986.
2020
Effect of Telehealth Extended Care for Maintenance of Weight Loss in Rural US Communities: A Randomized Clinical Trial.
JAMA network open. 3(6) [DOI] 10.1001/jamanetworkopen.2020.6764. [PMID] 32539150.
2020
COVID-19 Impacts Mental Health Outcomes and Ability/Desire to Participate in Research Among Current Research Participants.
Obesity (Silver Spring, Md.). 28(12):2272-2281 [DOI] 10.1002/oby.23016. [PMID] 32845582.
2020
Bidirectional association between stress and physical activity in adults with overweight and obesity.
Journal of behavioral medicine. 43(2):246-253 [DOI] 10.1007/s10865-020-00145-2. [PMID] 32130566.
2020
Associations between the built environment and dietary intake, physical activity, and obesity: A scoping review of reviews.
Obesity reviews : an official journal of the International Association for the Study of Obesity. [DOI] 10.1111/obr.13171. [PMID] 33369097.
2020
Effects of Intervention Characteristics on Willingness to Initiate a Weight Gain Prevention Program.
American journal of health promotion : AJHP. 34(8):837-847 [DOI] 10.1177/0890117120905709. [PMID] 32077301.
2019
Week-to-week predictors of weight loss and regain.
Health psychology : official journal of the Division of Health Psychology, American Psychological Association. 38(12):1150-1158 [DOI] 10.1037/hea0000798. [PMID] 31566400.
2019
Randomized Study of Providing Evidence Context to Mitigate Physician Misinterpretation Arising From Off-Label Drug Promotion.
Circulation. Cardiovascular quality and outcomes. 12(11) [DOI] 10.1161/CIRCOUTCOMES.119.006073. [PMID] 31707825.
2019
Physicians’ Perspectives on FDA Approval Standards and Off-label Drug Marketing.
JAMA internal medicine. 179(5):707-709 [DOI] 10.1001/jamainternmed.2018.8121. [PMID] 30667474.
2019
Internal Medicine Physicians’ Financial Relationships with Industry: An Updated National Estimate.
Journal of general internal medicine. 34(2):195-197 [DOI] 10.1007/s11606-018-4688-z. [PMID] 30291605.
2019
Factors associated with early non-response within an Internet-based behavioural weight loss program.
Obesity science & practice. 5(4):324-332 [DOI] 10.1002/osp4.341. [PMID] 31452917.
2019
Physician Perceptions of Step Therapy Prescribing Requirements.
Journal of managed care & specialty pharmacy. 25(11):1210-1224 [DOI] 10.18553/jmcp.2019.25.11.1210. [PMID] 31663459.
2019
Design of the Rural LEAP randomized trial: An evaluation of extended-care programs for weight management delivered via group or individual telephone counseling.
Contemporary clinical trials. 76:55-63 [DOI] 10.1016/j.cct.2018.11.006. [PMID] 30408606.
2019
Design of Rural LEAP: A randomized controlled trial assessing impact of group- versus individual-based phone counseling on long-term weight loss maintenance
Contemporary Clinical Trials. 76:55-63
2019
Accuracy of Self-Report Versus Objective Smart-Scale Weights During a 12-Week Weight Management Intervention.
Obesity (Silver Spring, Md.). 27(3):385-390 [DOI] 10.1002/oby.22400. [PMID] 30703282.
2019
A social-ecological review of the rural-urban obesity disparity
. 6(4):378-394
2019
Effect of dose of behavioral weight loss treatment on glycemic control in adults with prediabetes.
BMJ open diabetes research & care. 7(1) [DOI] 10.1136/bmjdrc-2019-000653. [PMID] 31245006.
2018
“Memory bias” for recall of experiences during initial weight loss is affected by subsequent weight loss outcome.
Journal of behavioral medicine. 41(1):130-137 [DOI] 10.1007/s10865-017-9896-1. [PMID] 29080115.
2018
Characterizing the Pattern of Weight Loss and Regain in Adults Enrolled in a 12-Week Internet-Based Weight Management Program.
Obesity (Silver Spring, Md.). 26(2):318-323 [DOI] 10.1002/oby.22083. [PMID] 29239141.
2018
The R2C2 Model in Residency Education: How Does It Foster Coaching and Promote Feedback Use?
Academic medicine : journal of the Association of American Medical Colleges. 93(7):1055-1063 [DOI] 10.1097/ACM.0000000000002131. [PMID] 29342008.
2018
Validation of the Stanford Leisure-Time Activity Categorical Item (L-Cat) using armband activity monitor data.
Obesity science & practice. 4(3):276-282 [DOI] 10.1002/osp4.155. [PMID] 29951218.
2017
Technology-based interventions for weight management: current randomized controlled trial evidence and future directions.
Journal of behavioral medicine. 40(1):99-111 [DOI] 10.1007/s10865-016-9805-z. [PMID] 27783259.
2016
Prevalence and Predictors of Generic Drug Skepticism Among Physicians: Results of a National Survey.
JAMA internal medicine. 176(6):845-7 [DOI] 10.1001/jamainternmed.2016.1688. [PMID] 27158897.
2016
Physicians’ Trust in the FDA’s Use of Product-Specific Pathways for Generic Drug Approval.
PloS one. 11(10) [DOI] 10.1371/journal.pone.0163339. [PMID] 27768700.
2016
Physicians’ Knowledge About FDA Approval Standards and Perceptions of the “Breakthrough Therapy” Designation.
JAMA. 315(14):1516-8 [DOI] 10.1001/jama.2015.16984. [PMID] 27115269.
2016
Overeat today, skip the scale tomorrow: An examination of caloric intake predicting nonadherence to daily self-weighing.
Obesity (Silver Spring, Md.). 24(11):2341-2343 [DOI] 10.1002/oby.21650. [PMID] 27619935.
2016
A randomized trial of an acceptance-based behavioral intervention for weight loss in people with high internal disinhibition.
Obesity (Silver Spring, Md.). 24(12):2509-2514 [DOI] 10.1002/oby.21680. [PMID] 27804255.
2016
Impact of newer self-monitoring technology and brief phone-based intervention on weight loss: A randomized pilot study.
Obesity (Silver Spring, Md.). 24(8):1653-9 [DOI] 10.1002/oby.21536. [PMID] 27367614.
2016
Do Faculty Benefit From Participating in a Standardized Patient Assessment as Part of Rater Training? A Qualitative Study.
Academic medicine : journal of the Association of American Medical Colleges. 91(2):262-71 [DOI] 10.1097/ACM.0000000000000838. [PMID] 26222323.
2016
Concordance of In-Home “Smart” Scale Measurement with Body Weight Measured In-Person.
Obesity science & practice. 2(2):224-248 [PMID] 27499884.
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2016
Implementation of an Internet Weight Loss Program in a Worksite Setting.
Journal of obesity. 2016 [DOI] 10.1155/2016/9372515. [PMID] 26942006.
2016
Successful weight loss maintenance associated with morning chronotype and better sleep quality.
Journal of behavioral medicine. 39(3):465-71 [DOI] 10.1007/s10865-015-9704-8. [PMID] 26660638.
2015
Facilitated Reflective Performance Feedback: Developing an Evidence- and Theory-Based Model That Builds Relationship, Explores Reactions and Content, and Coaches for Performance Change (R2C2).
Academic medicine : journal of the Association of American Medical Colleges. 90(12):1698-706 [DOI] 10.1097/ACM.0000000000000809. [PMID] 26200584.
2015
Weight loss intervention for individuals with high internal disinhibition: design of the Acceptance Based Behavioral Intervention (ABBI) randomized controlled trial.
BMC psychology. 3(1) [DOI] 10.1186/s40359-015-0075-2. [PMID] 26019869.
2014
A randomized trial investigating the effect of a brief lifestyle intervention on freshman-year weight gain.
Journal of American college health : J of ACH. 62(2):101-9 [DOI] 10.1080/07448481.2013.849259. [PMID] 24456512.
2014
Dietary Self-Monitoring and Long-Term Success with Weight Management
. 22(9):1962-1967
2014
Failure to replicate depletion of self-control
PLoS One. 9(10) [DOI] 10.1371/journal.pone.0109950. [PMID] 25333564.
2014
Long-Term Adherence to Health Behavior Change
. 22(1):3-4
2014
When professional obligations collide: context matters.
The American journal of bioethics : AJOB. 14(9):38-40 [DOI] 10.1080/15265161.2014.935888. [PMID] 25127275.
2013
A perspective from clinical providers and patients: researchers’ duty to actively look for genetic incidental findings.
The American journal of bioethics : AJOB. 13(2):56-8 [DOI] 10.1080/15265161.2012.754064. [PMID] 23391067.
2013
Benefits and risks of weight-loss treatment for elderly, obese women
Clinical Interventions in Aging. 8:157-166 [DOI] 10.2147/CIA.S38155. [PMID] 23430455.
2013
Effects of Prescribing 1,000 Versus 1,500 Kilocalories Per Day in the Behavioral Treatment of Obesity: A Randomized Trial
. 21(12):2481-2487
2013
In reply to Weissman.
Academic medicine : journal of the Association of American Medical Colleges. 88(8):1055-6 [DOI] 10.1097/ACM.0b013e31829ab630. [PMID] 23899849.
2012
Variability in obtaining institutional review board approval for quality improvement activities in residency programs.
Journal of graduate medical education. 4(1):106-8 [DOI] 10.4300/JGME-D-11-00176.1. [PMID] 23451318.
2012
The impact of extended care on long-term weight loss maintenance: A systematic review and meta-analysis
Obesity Reviews. 13(6):509-517 [DOI] 10.1111/j.1467-789X.2011.00972.x. [PMID] 22212682.
2012
Self-Monitoring for Successful Maintenance of Lost Weight in Lifestyle Treatment of Obesity
Annals of Behavioral Medicine. 43
2012
Self-Monitoring for Successful Maintenance of Lost Weight in Lifestyle Treatment of Obesity
Annals of Behavioral Medicine. 43
2012
A randomized study of how physicians interpret research funding disclosures.
The New England journal of medicine. 367(12):1119-27 [PMID] 22992075.
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2012
Commentary: realizing the formative potential of multisource feedback in regulatory-based assessment programs.
Academic medicine : journal of the Association of American Medical Colleges. 87(12):1657-9 [DOI] 10.1097/ACM.0b013e3182724df6. [PMID] 23187913.
2012
“It depends”: results of a qualitative study investigating how practicing internists approach professional dilemmas.
Academic medicine : journal of the Association of American Medical Colleges. 87(12):1685-93 [DOI] 10.1097/ACM.0b013e3182736dfc. [PMID] 23095932.
2012
Improving Lifestyle Interventions for Obesity: the Effects of Prescribing Moderate Versus Mild Caloric Restriction Goals On Long-Term Weight Loss Maintenance
Annals of Behavioral Medicine. 43
2011
The Association Between Obesity and Primary Care Utilization
Annals of Behavioral Medicine. 41
2011
Weekday and Weekend Patterns of Physical Activity in Older Adults
Annals of Behavioral Medicine. 41
2011
Successful Long-Term Weight Loss Maintenance in a Rural Population
Clinical Interventions in Aging. 6:303-309 [DOI] 10.2147/CIA.S25389. [PMID] 22162646.
2011
Differential response of African American and Caucasian women to extended-care programs for obesity management.
Ethnicity & disease. 21(2):170-5 [PMID] 21749020.
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2011
Behavioral Mastery and Long-Term Maintenance of Lost Weight
Annals of Behavioral Medicine. 41
2011
Problem-Solving Deficits, Negative Affect, and the Maintenance of Binge Eating Behavior
Annals of Behavioral Medicine. 41
2010
How Accurate Are Self-Report Measures of Physical Activity in Rural Obese Adults?
Annals of Behavioral Medicine. 39
2010
Improvements in Ldl Cholesterol Associated With Lifestyle Intervention Treatment for Obesity
Annals of Behavioral Medicine. 39
2010
Primary Motives for Weight Loss in Older, Obese Women From Rural Communities
Annals of Behavioral Medicine. 39
2010
The association between rate of initial weight loss and long-term success in obesity treatment: does slow and steady win the race?
International journal of behavioral medicine. 17(3):161-7 [DOI] 10.1007/s12529-010-9092-y. [PMID] 20443094.
2009
Ambiguity and judgments of obese individuals: no news could be bad news.
Eating behaviors. 10(3):152-6 [DOI] 10.1016/j.eatbeh.2009.03.008. [PMID] 19665097.
2009
Problem solving, treatment adherence, and weight-loss outcome among women participating in lifestyle treatment for obesity.
Eating behaviors. 10(3):146-51 [DOI] 10.1016/j.eatbeh.2009.03.005. [PMID] 19665096.
2009
The contributions of weight loss and increased physical fitness to improvements in health-related quality of life.
Eating behaviors. 10(2):84-8 [DOI] 10.1016/j.eatbeh.2008.12.002. [PMID] 19447349.
2008
Of Fitness and Fatness: the Contributions of Weight Loss and Increased Physical Fitness To Improvements in Health Related Quality of Life
Annals of Behavioral Medicine. 35
2008
The Impact of Rate of Initial Weight Loss On Long-Term Success
Annals of Behavioral Medicine. 35
2006
Is the current BMI obesity classification appropriate for black and white postmenopausal women?
International journal of obesity (2005). 30(5):837-43 [PMID] 16418761.
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2004
Enzyme-linked immunosorbent assay for the detection of yessotoxin and its analogues.
Journal of agricultural and food chemistry. 52(19):5836-42 [PMID] 15366829.
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2001
Congener-independent immunoassay for microcystins and nodularins.
Environmental science & technology. 35(24):4849-56 [PMID] 11775161.
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2001
Integrated enzyme-linked immunosorbent assay screening system for amnesic, neurotoxic, diarrhetic, and paralytic shellfish poisoning toxins found in New Zealand.
Journal of AOAC International. 84(5):1643-8 [PMID] 11601487.
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1998
Polyclonal antibodies to domoic acid, and their use in immunoassays for domoic acid in sea water and shellfish.
Natural toxins. 6(3-4):93-104 [PMID] 10223625.
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Grants

Aug 2020 ACTIVE
Preventing weight gain among those who decline behavioral weight loss treatment
Role: Co-Investigator
Funding: NATL INST OF HLTH NHLBI
Jul 2019 ACTIVE
Evaluation of an Adaptive Intervention for Weight Loss Maintenance
Role: Principal Investigator
Funding: NATL INST OF HLTH NIDDK
Sep 2016 – Aug 2019
Identification and Prediction of High-Risk Periods for Regain After Weight Loss
Role: Principal Investigator
Funding: NATL INST OF HLTH NIDDK
Aug 2013 – Apr 2020
Rural Lifestyle Eating and Activity Program (Rural LEAP)
Role: Project Manager
Funding: NATL INST OF HLTH NHLBI

Education

Post-doctoral Fellowship
2015 · Alpert Medical School of Brown University
Ph.D., Clinical Psychology
2013 · University of Florida
Clinical Internship
2013 · Alpert Medical School of Brown University
M.P.H., Biostatistics
2012 · University of Florida
M.S., Clinical Psychology
2009 · University of Florida
B.S., Psychology
2006 · Virginia Commonwealth University

Teaching Profile

Courses Taught
2016-2021
CLP6971 Research for Master’s Thesis
2020-2021
PHC6941 MPH Applied Practice Experience
2018-2021
CLP7979 Advanced Research
2019-2021
CLP7980 Research for Doctoral Dissertation
2018-2020
PHC7980 Research for Doctoral Dissertation
2020
PHC6700 Social and Behavioral Research Methods
2018-2020
PHC6601 Seminar in Contemporary Public Health Issues
2018-2020
PHC6946 Public Health Internship
2019-2020
PHC7587 Theory Development and Testing in Behavioral & Community Public Health
2017-2019
PHC6405 Theoretical Foundations of Public Health
2019
HSC4913 Supervised Resrch Exp
2019
HSC4970 Public Health and Health Professions Senior Honors Thesis
2016-2018
PHC6410 Psychological, Behavioral, and Social Issues in Public Health
2017-2018
PHC7979 Advanced Research
2016
PHC6917 Supervised Research Project
2010
CLP4314 Introduction to Health Psychology

Contact Details

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