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Obesity Institute Publications

The following publication list is representative of Geisinger's Obesity Institute Publications; it is not exhaustive.


Benotti P, Wood GC, Winegar DA, Petrick AT, Still CD, Argyropoulos G, Gerhard GS. Risk Factors Associated With Mortality After Roux-en-Y Gastric Bypass Surgery. Ann Surg. 2014 Jan 259(1):123-130. PubMed PMID: 23470583.

Benotti, P, Patient Preparation for Bariatric Surgery, New York: Spriger; 2014.

Lawman HG, Polonsky HM, Vander Veur S, Abel M, Sherman S, Bauer KW, Sanders T, Fisher JO, Bailey-Davis L, Ng J, Van Wye G, Foster GD. Breakfast patterns among low-income, ethnically-diverse grade school children in an urban area. BMC Public Health, 2014; 14(1):604.

Schwartz BS, Bailey-Davis L, Bandeen-Roche K, Hirsh AG, Pollack J, Glass TA. Attention deficit disorder, stimulant use, and childhood body mass index trajectory. Pediatrics. 2014;133(4). Published online March 17, 2014.

Still CD, Wood GC, Strodel W, Petrick A, Gabrielsen J, Ibele A, Irving B, Seiler J, Benotti P, Celaya MP, Blackstone R, Gerhard GS, Argyropoulos G. Preoperative prediction of type 2 diabetes remission following RYGB surgery. The Lancet Diab & Endocr. 2014 Jan 2(1):38-45.

Still, CD., Wood, GC., Chu, X., Manney, C., Strodel, W., Petrick, A., Gabrielsen, J., Mirshahi, T., Argyropoulos, G., Seiler, J., Yung, M., Benotti, P., Gerhard, GS.: Clinical factors associated with weight loss outcomes after Roux-en-Y gastric bypass surgery. Obesity 2014 Mar 22(3):888-94.


Bailey-Davis L, Virus A, McCoy TA, Wojtanowski A, Vander Veur SS, Foster GD. (2013) Middle School Student and Parent Perceptions of Government-Sponsored Free School Breakfast and Consumption: A Qualitative Inquiry in an Urban Setting. J Acad Nutr Diet; 113; 251-257.

Gerhard, GS., Styer, AM., Wood, GC., Roesch, SL., Petrick, AT., Gabrielsen, J., Strodel, WE., Still, CD., Argyropoulos, G.: A role for fibroblast growth factor 19 and bile acids in diabetes remission after Roux-en-Y gastric bypass. Diabetes Care 2013 July; 36(7)1859-64.

Gerhard, GS., Chu, X., Wood, GC., Gerhard, GM., Benotti, P., Petrick, AT., Gabrielsen, J., Strodel, WE., Still, CD., Argyropoulos, G.: Next-generation sequence analysis of genes associated with obesity and nonalcoholic fatty liver disease-related cirrhosis in extreme obesity. Human Heredity 2013; 75(2-4):144-51.

Gerhard, GS., Chu, X., Wood, GC., Gerhard, GM., Benotti, P., Petrick, AT., Gabrielsen, J., Strodel, WE., Still, CD., Argyropoulos, G.: Whole exome sequencing in extreme obesity identifies novel missense variants in genes associated with obesity and NAFLD-related cirrhosis through genome-wide association studies. Human Heredity 2013; in press.

Gerhard GS, Styer AM, Strodel WE, Roesch SL, Yavorek A, Carey DJ, Wood GC, Petrick AT, Gabrielsen J, Ibele A, Benotti P, Rolston DD, Still CD, Argyropoulos G. Gene expression profiling in subcutaneous, visceral and epigastric adipose tissues of patients with extreme obesity. Int J Obes (Lond). 2013 Aug 16. doi: 10.1038/ijo.2013.152. [Epub ahead of print] PubMed PMID: 23949615.

Gorden, A., Yang, R., Yerges-Armstrong, LM., Ryan, LM., Speliotes, E., Borecki, IB., Harris, TB., Chu, X., Wood, GC., Still, CD., Shuldiner, AR., Gerhard, GC.: Genetic Variation at NCAN Locus Is Associated with Inflammation and Fibrosis in Non-Alcoholic Fatty Liver Disease in Morbid Obesity. Human Heredity 2013; 75(1): 34-43.

Hossler, EW., Wood, GC., Still, CD., Mowad, CM., Maroon, MS.: The Effect of Weight Loss Surgery on the Severity of Psoriasis. British Journal of Dermatology March 2013; 168(3): 660-661.

Kumashiro N, Beddow SA, Vatner DF, Majumdar SK, Cantley JL, Guebre-Egziabher F, Fat I, Guigni B, Jurczak MJ, Birkenfeld AL, Kahn M, Perler BK, Puchowicz MA, Manchem VP, Bhanot S, Still CD, Gerhard GS, Petersen KF, Cline GW, Shulman GI, Samuel VT.: Targeting pyruvate carboxylase reduces gluconeogenesis and adiposity and improves insulin resistance. Diabetes. 2013 Jul;62(7):2183-94.

Lent MR, Hayes SM, Wood GC, Napolitano MA, Argyropoulos G, Gerhard GS, Foster GD, Still CD. Smoking and alcohol use in gastric bypass patients. Eat Behav. 2013 Dec;14(4):460-3. doi: 10.1016/j.eatbeh.2013.08.008. PubMed PMID: 24183136; PubMed Central PMCID: PMC3817413.

Parikh, M., Hetheringon, J., Sheth, S., Seiler, J., Ostrer, H., Gerhard, G., Wood, GC., Still, CD.: Frequencies of Obesity Susceptibility Alleles among Ethnically and Racially Diverse Bariatric Patient Populations. SOARD June 2013; 9(3): 436-441.

Rinella, ES., Still, CD., Shao, Y., Wood, GC., Chu, X., Salerno, B., Gerhard, GS., Ostrer, H.: Genome-wide association of single nucleotide polymorphisms with weight loss outcomes after Roux-en-Y Gastric Bypass surgery. Journal of Clinical Endocrinology and Metabolism June 2013; 98(6): E1131-E1136.

Small M, Morgan N, Bailey-Davis L, Maggs J. (2013) The protective effects of parent-college student communication on dietary and physical activity behaviors. J Adolesc Health, 53(2):300-302.

Zechner, JF., Mirshahi, UL., Satapati, S., Berglund, ED., Rossi, J., Scott, MM., Still, CD., Gerhard, GS., Burgess, SC., Mirshahi, T., Aguirre, V.: Weight-independent effects of roux-en-Y gastric bypass on glucose homeostasis via melanocortin-4 receptors in mice and humans. Gastroenterology Mar 2013; 144(3); 580-590.


Bailey-Davis L, Horst M, Hillemeier, MM, Lauter A. (2012). Obesity Disparities Among Elementary-Aged Children: Data From School-Based BMI Surveillance. Pediatrics, 130(6): 1102-1109.

Matzko, M., Argyropoulos, G., Wood, GC, Chu, X., McCarter, R., Still, C., Gerhard, G.: Association of Ghrelin Receptor Promoter Polymorphisms with Weight Loss following Roux-en-Y Gastric Bypass Surgery. Obesity Surgery 2012; 22(5): 783-790.

Small M, Bailey-Davis L, Morgan N, Maggs J. (2012). Changes in Eating and Activity Behaviors Across Seven Semesters of College: Living On or Off Campus Matters. Health Educ Behav, 40(4): 435-441.

Wood, GC., Chu, X., Manney, C., Strodel, W., Petrick, AT., Gabrielsen, J., Seiler, J., Carey, DJ., Argyropoulos, G., Benotti, P., Still, CD., Gerhard, GS.: An Electronic Health Record-Enable Obesity Database. BMC Medical Informatics and Decision Making 2012: 12(45):

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