Leah Lipsky, Ph.D., M.H.S.

Staff Scientist

301 435 6951
BG 6710B RM 3139C

Dr. Lipsky is a behavioral nutrition epidemiologist with a focus on understanding the development and trajectories of eating behaviors and body weight in youth and families, and their impact on health outcomes. Her overarching aim is to incorporate experimental and observational research methods to develop interventions targeting long-term adoption of eating behaviors that support optimal health and development.

Dr. Lipsky's contributions to the field include publications on methodological advancements and the identification of familial, developmental, environmental, and psychosocial correlates of eating behaviors, weight change, and health indicators. Her current research examines the neurobehavioral influences on eating behaviors and weight outcomes across the lifespan.

Selected Publications

Body mass index and adiposity indicators associated with cardiovascular biomarkers in youth with type 1 diabetes followed prospectively.
Lipsky LM(1), Gee B(1), Liu A(2), Nansel TR(1).
Pediatr Obes. 2017 Dec;12(6):468-476. doi: 10.1111/ijpo.12167. Epub 2016 Jul 15.

Diet quality of US adolescents during the transition to adulthood: changes and predictors.
Lipsky LM(1), Nansel TR(2), Haynie DL(2), Liu D(3), Li K(4), Pratt CA(5), Iannotti RJ(6), Dempster KW(2), Simons-Morton B(2).
Am J Clin Nutr. 2017 Jun;105(6):1424-1432. doi: 10.3945/ajcn.116.150029. Epub 2017 Apr 26.

Glycemic control and variability in association with body mass index and body composition over 18months in youth with type 1 diabetes.
Lipsky LM(1), Gee B(2), Liu A(3), Nansel TR(2).
Diabetes Res Clin Pract. 2016 Oct;120:97-103. doi: 10.1016/j.diabres.2016.07.028. Epub 2016 Aug 6.

Power of Food Scale in association with weight outcomes and dieting in a nationally representative cohort of U.S. young adults.
Lipsky LM(1), Nansel TR(2), Haynie DL(2), Liu D(3), Eisenberg MH(2), Simons-Morton B(2).
Appetite. 2016 Oct 1;105:385-91. doi: 10.1016/j.appet.2016.06.012. Epub 2016 Jun 11.

Trajectories of eating behaviors in a nationally representative cohort of U.S. adolescents during the transition to young adulthood.
Lipsky LM(1), Haynie DL(2), Liu D(3), Chaurasia A(4), Gee B(5), Li K(6), Iannotti RJ(7), Simons-Morton B(8).
Int J Behav Nutr Phys Act. 2015 Nov 4;12:138. doi: 10.1186/s12966-015-0298-x.

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