Susan B. Roberts, Ph.D.

Senior Scientist and Director
Energy Metabolism Laboratory
Phone: (617) 556-3238
Fax: (617) 556-3234

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Ph.D., Nutrition, University of Cambridge, England

Research Focus
Dietary, behavioral and cultural determinants of body fatness, and development of behavioral programs for weight loss and prevention of weight regain. This work is currently being conducted both in worksites and military families in the U.S, and also in different population groups internationally (China, Brazil, India and Italy). In addition, new formulations of foods for prevention and treatment of malnutrition across the lifecycle (U.S. and Guinea Bissau), in particular to reduce susceptibility to obesity and improve cognition.

Academic Appointments
• Lab Director, JMUSDA Human Nutrition Research Center on Aging
• Senior Scientist, JMUSDA Human Nutrition Research Center on Aging
• Professor, Nutrition, Gerald J. and Dorothy R. Friedman School of Nutrition Science and Policy at Tufts University
• Professor, Psychiatry, Tufts University School of Medicine
• Senior Staff Member in Pediatrics, Tufts University School of Medicine

Selected Professional Affiliations
Dietary Reference Intakes Macronutrient Panel
Appointments and Promotions Committee, Jean Mayer USDA Human Nutrition Research Center on Aging

Select Publications
Batra P, Das Sk, Salinardi T, Robinson L, Saltzman E, Scott T, Pitta AG, Roberts SB. Eating behaviors as predictors of weight loss in a 6 month weight loss intervention. Obesity (Silver Spring). 2013 Mar 20. [Epub ahead of print]

Batra P, Das SK, Salinardi T, Robinson L, Saltzman E, Scott T, Pittas AG, Roberts SB. Relationship of cravings with weight loss and hunger. Results from a 6month worksite weight loss intervention. Appetite. 2013 Oct;69:1-7.

Urban L, McCrory MA, Dallal GE, Das SK, Saltzman E, Weber JL, Roberts SB. Accuracy of Stated energy contents of chain restaurant foods in a multi-site study. JAMA. 2011;306(3):287-293

Salinardi TC, Batra P, Roberts SB, Urban LE, Robinson LM, Pittas AG, Lichtenstein AH, Deckersback T, Saltzman E, Das SK.   A lifestyle intervention reduces body weight and improves cardiometabolic risk factors in worksites. Am J Clin Nutr. 2013 Apr;97(4):667-76. PMCID: PMC3607649.

Urban LE, Lichtenstein AH, Gary CE, Fierstein JL, Equi A, Kussmaul C, Dallal GE, Roberts SB. The energy content of restaurant foods without stated calorie information. JAMA Intern Med. 2013 Jul 22;173(14):1292-9.

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