Joined the faculty in 2009
Ph.D. Louisiana State University
M.A. Western Carolina University
B.S. University of Pittsburgh at Johnstown
Current Scholarly Interests:
Lifestyle interventions for individuals with psychological disorders
Previous Teaching Experience:
Adjunct Professor at Assumption College (2007-2009)
Instructor of Medicine at the University of Massachusetts Medical School (2008-2009)
Post-doctoral fellow at the University of Massachusetts Medical School (2006-2008)
Courses Routinely Taught:
Introduction to Psychology
Introduction to Psychopathology
Research Methods in Clinical Psychology
Topics in Clinical Psychology
Bodenlos, J. S., Noonan, M.*, & Wells, S. Y.* (2013). Mindfulness and alcohol problems
in college students: The mediating effects of stress. Journal of American College Health, 61 (6), 371-378.
Bodenlos, J. S., & Wormuth, B. M.* (2013). The effects of watching a food show on
caloric intake: A laboratory study. Appetite, 61 (1), 8-12.
Pagoto, S., Schneider, K. L., Oleski, J., Luciana, J., Bodenlos, J. & Whited, M. (2012). Male inclusion
in randomized controlled trials of lifestyle weight loss interventions. Obesity, 20 (6), 1234-1239.
Pagoto, S. L., Schneider, K. L., Bodenlos, J.S., Whited, M. Appelhans, B., Ma, Y. & Lemon,
S. (2012). Association of post-traumatic stress disorder and obesity in a nationally representative sample. Obesity, 20 (1), 200- 205.
Bodenlos, J.S., Lemon, S.C., Schneider, K.L., August, M.A.*, & Pagoto, S.L. (2011).
Associations of mood and anxiety disorders with obesity: Comparisons by ethnicity. Journal of Psychosomatic Research, 71, 319- 324.
Rosal, M. C., Borg, A., Bodenlos, J. S., Tellez, T., & Ockene, I. S. (2011). Awareness of
diabetes risk factors and diabetes prevention strategies among a sample of low-income Latinos with no known diagnosis of diabetes. The Diabetes Educator, 37(1), 47-55.
Bodenlos, J.S., Rosal, M.C., Blake, D., Lemay, C. & Elfenbein, D. (2010). Obesity and
weight-related beliefs and behaviors among low-income ethnically diverse national job corps students. Journal of Health Disparities Research and Practice, 3 (3), 106-114.
Pagoto, S. L., Curtin, C., Bandini, L. G., Anderson, S. E., Schneider, K. L., Bodenlos, J., &
Ma, Y. (2010). Weight loss following a clinic-based weight loss program among adults with attention deficit/hyperactivity disorder symptoms. Eating and Weight Disorders, 15, 166-172.
Pagoto, S. L., Schneider, K. L., Oleski, J., Bodenlos, J. S., & Ma, Y. (2010). The sunless
study: A beach randomized trial of a skin cancer prevention intervention promoting sunless tanning. Archives of Dermatology, 146 (10), 979-984.
Pekmezi, D., Barbera, B., Bodenlos, J. S., Jones, G. N., & Brantley, P. J. (2009). Promoting
physical activity in low income African Americans: Project LAPS. Journal of Health Disparities Research and Practice, 3 (2), 82-91.
Pagoto, S., Kozak, A., John, P., Bodenlos, J., Hedeker, D., & Spring, B. (2009). Intention to
treat in behavioral medicine randomized clinical trials: The impact of CONSORT. International Journal of Behavioral Medicine, 16 (4), 316-322.
Pagoto, S. L., Schneider, K. L., Oleski, J., Bodenlos, J. S., Merriam, P. & Ma, Y. (2009).
Design and methods for a cluster randomized trial of the Sunless Study: A skin cancer prevention intervention promoting sunless tanning among beach visitors. BMC Public Health Feb 5; 9:50.
O'Hea, E.L., Bodenlos, J. S., Grothe, K. B., Moon, S., & Brantley, P. J. (2009). The
multidimensional health locus of control scale: Validation and racial differences in low-income patients with HIV and type 2 diabetes. Ethnicity and Disease, 19 (2), 192-198.
Pagoto, S., Curtin, C., Lemon, S., Bandini, L., Schneider, K. L, Bodenlos, J.S., & Ma, Y.
(2009). Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder and obesity in adults: Results from nationally representative surveys. Obesity, 17 (3), 539-544.
Pagoto, S. L., Ma. Y., Bodenlos, J.S., Olendzki, B., Rosal, M.C., Tellez, T., Merriam, P., &
Ockene, I. (2009). Depressive symptoms, body mass index, and dietary quality among low-income Latinos at risk of type 2 diabetes. Journal of the American Dietetic Association, 109 (7), 1246-1250.
O'Hea, E. L., Grothe, K. B., Boudreaux, E. D., Bodenlos, J. S., Moon, S., Wallston, K. &
Brantley, P. J. (2009). The interaction of locus of control, self-efficacy, and outcome expectancy in predicting medical regimen adherence in type 2 diabetics. Journal of Behavioral Medicine, 32 (1), 106-117.
* indicates student collaborator
American Psychological Association (APA)
Association for Advancement of Behavioral and Cognitive Therapy (ABCT)
The Obesity Society
Society of Behavioral Medicine (SBM)
International Society of Psychoneuroendocrinology (ISPNE)
Obesity and related diseases disproportionately affect certain segments of the population including individuals with psychological conditions and ethnic minorities. My program of research is aimed at improving health outcomes and quality of life for under served populations including individuals with comorbid physical and psychological conditions, ethnic minorities, and low-income adults. I am especially interested in how mood, stress, and culture contribute to lifestyle behaviors such as overeating and consumption of calorie-dense foods, and how this in turn affects weight gain and subsequently, obesity and disease. By better understanding the bio-psychosocial factors related to health behaviors and weight gain among under served populations, we can begin to develop and tailor evidence-based lifestyle interventions specifically for these disadvantaged groups. My training in the scientist-practitioner model has made me keenly aware of how critical the integration of science and practice is to improving the lives of individuals in our communities.