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Faculty & Staff Honors

Faculty & Staff Honors

Temple: Associate Dean of Research Appointed Fellow of Academy of Behavioral Medicine Research

Dr. David B. Sarwer, associate dean of research and director of the Center for Obesity Research and Education (CORE) at Temple University College of Public Health, has been elected as a fellow to the Academy of Behavioral Medicine Research (ABMR). Through their research and contributions to the field of behavioral medicine, the ABMR serves as a resource for researchers, practitioners, policymakers and the general public.

“Dr. Sarwer’s nomination to the Academy of Behavioral Medicine Research is a well-earned recognition of his leadership in the field of obesity,” said Dr. Laura A. Siminoff, dean of the College of Public Health and Dr. Laura H. Carnell, professor of public health. “We are fortunate to have such a talented investigator contributing to the research and educational mission of the College.”

Dr. Sarwer’s research is focused on the causes and treatment of obesity, with much of his work focused on the psychosocial and behavioral aspects of extreme obesity and bariatric surgery, and he has published over 200 papers and book chapters based on his research. He also serves as editor-in-chief of the journal Obesity Science and Practice and as an associate editor for both Health Psychology and Obesity Surgery.

“Many of the manuscripts we receive are reports about research on dietary behaviors, obesity, weight loss interventions, or bariatric surgery…the depth of [Dr. Sarwer’s] knowledge in this area of research is impressive,” said Dr. Kenneth Freedland, editor-in-chief of Health Psychology and an ABMR fellow. “David’s election to ABMR is a high honor and an acknowledgement of his leadership in research on the psychosocial causes and treatment of obesity.”

Read more about the appointment at Temple’s College of Public Health.