LEAP: Longitudinal Eating Assessment in Pregnancy

This study involved 300 women, and the purpose was to study psychological and other factors that may be related to weight gain in pregnancy.


This pilot study evaluated an intervention that addressed maternal weight, stress, and mood throughout pregnancy.

STARTS: Strategies to Avoid Returning to Smoking 

The goal of this investigation was to determine whether cognitive behavioral intervention designed to address mood and weight concerns postpartum will decrease the rate of postpartum relapse to smoking.  300 women were randomized to one of two different types of treatment: cognitive behavior therapy or supportive behavior therapy.  Participants were enrolled in the study between 32 and 36 weeks of pregnancy and received treatment every other week either in-person or by phone for 24 weeks following delivery.

STAYQUIT: Web and Phone Intervention to Maintain Postpartum Tobacco Abstinence 

The goal of this investigation was to develop an internet-based relapse prevention program that included telephone counseling to increase the number of women who sustain smoking abstinence after childbirth.

CBT4BN: Optimizing Technology in the Treatment of Bulimia Nervosa (CBT4BN)

This study compared the efficacy of a cognitive-behavioral internet-based treatment of individuals with bulimia nervosa to that of a standard, group cognitive behavioral treatment program.

Treating Postpartum Nicotine Dependence

The goals of this study were to examine the role of mood and weight concerns in relapses to smoking during the postpartum period and to develop a postpartum relapse prevention intervention that addressed factors found to be related to postpartum relapse.

Bupropion and Weight Concerns for Smoking Cessation

The goal of this randomized clinical trial was to investigate the combined effect of bupropion and a cognitive behavioral treatment for smoking cessation among women concerned about post-cessation weight gain.