Rena Wing is well known for her research on behavioral treatment of obesity and particularly its application to type II diabetes. She has published over 200 peer-reviewed articles on these topics. Currently, she is the principal investigator on the Diabetes Prevention Program and has developed the lifestyle intervention being used in all 27 centers in that study. In addition, she is principal investigator at The Miriam Hospital site for a 15-center trial entitled, Study of Health Outcomes of Weight Loss and serves as chair of this multi-site study. Wing is a member of the council for National Institute of Diabetes and Digestive and Kidney Diseases (NIDDK) and serves on the NIDDK Task Force on the Prevention and Treatment of Obesity.

Professor of Psychiatry & Human Behavior
Psychiatry & Human Behavior
Phone: +1 401 793 8959
E-mail: Rena_Wing_PhD@Brown.EDU

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On The Web:
Research subjects sought for project to help maintain weight loss
New Brown professor establishing weight loss and obesity lab (GSJ of June 26, 1998)
First long-range look at the effects of weight-loss on type 2 diabetes
Brown researcher leads nation's first long-term look at diabetes and weight loss (GSJ of July 6, 2001)
Weight loss research by Rena Wing (GSJ of Dec. 11, 1998)

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