|Senior Scientist and Director
Energy Metabolism Laboratory
Jean Mayer USDA HNRCA at Tufts University
711 Washington Street
Boston, MA 02111-1524
Phone: (617) 556-3238
Fax: (617) 556-3234
University of Cambridge, England
|Research Focus||Dietary determinants of body fatness, energy efficiency, expenditure, and intake; stable isotope kinetic techniques|
|Academic Appointments||Professor, Nutrition, Gerald J. and Dorothy R. Friedman School of Nutrition Science and Policy at Tufts University
Professor, Psychiatry, 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
For more information on Dr. Susan Roberts, please visit the USDA, Agricultural Research Service .*
*Links to a federal website (outside Tufts University's website)
Featured HNRCA Research Publications
Hays NP and Roberts SB. Aspects of Eating Behaviors "Disinhibition" and "Restraint" Are Related to Weight Gain and BMI in Women. Obesity 2008:16, 52–58. doi:10.1038/oby.2007.12.
Das SK and Roberts SB. Reply to J Brand-Miller. Am J Clin Nutr 2007;86(4):1250.
Hoffman DJ, Martins PA, Roberts SB, Sawaya AL. Body fat distribution in stunted compared with normal-height children from the shantytowns of Sao Paulo, Brazil. Nutrition. 2007; 23(9):640-6.
Gilhooly CH, Das SK, Golden JK, McCrory MA, Dallal GE, Saltzman E, Kramer FM, Roberts SB. Food cravings and energy regulation: the characteristics of craved foods and their relationship with eating behaviors and weight change during 6 months of dietary energy restriction. Int J Obes (Lond). 2007; [Epub ahead of print]
Das SK, Gilhooly CH, Golden JK, Pittas AG, Fuss PJ, Cheatham RA, Tyler S, Tsay M, McCrory MA, Lichtenstein AH, Dallal GE, Dutta C, Bhapkar MV, Delany JP, Saltzman E, Roberts SB. Long-term effects of 2 energy-restricted diets differing in glycemic load on dietary adherence, body composition, and metabolism in CALERIE: a 1-y randomized controlled trial. Am J Clin Nutr. 2007; 85(4):1023-30.
Other Recent Publications
Roberts SB, Schoeller DA. Human caloric restriction for retardation of aging: current approaches and preliminary data. J Nutr. 2007;137(4):1076-7.
Howarth NC , Huang TT, Roberts SB, Lin BH, McCrory MA. Eating patterns and dietary composition in relation to BMI in younger and older adults. Int J Obes (Lond). 2007; 31(4):675-84.
Elder SJ, Roberts SB. The effects of exercise on food intake and body fatness: a summary of published studies. Nutr Rev. 2007; 65(1):1-19.
Pittas AG, Roberts SB, Das SK, Gilhooly CH, Saltzman E, Golden J, Stark PC, Greenberg AS. The effects of the dietary glycemic load on type 2 diabetes risk factors during weight loss. Obesity (Silver Spring). 2006; 14(12):2200-9.
Pittas AG, Roberts SB. Dietary composition and weight loss: can we individualize dietary prescriptions according to insulin sensitivity or secretion status? Nutr Rev. 2006; 64(10 Pt 1):435-48.
Hays NP, Roberts SB. The anorexia of aging in humans. Physiol Behav. 2006; 88(3):257-66.
Hoffman DJ, Sawaya AL, Martins PA, McCrory MA, Roberts SB. Comparison of techniques to evaluate adiposity in stunted and non-stunted children. Pediatrics 2006; 117(4):e725-32.
McCrory MA, Saltzman E, Rolls BJ, Roberts SB. A twin study of the effects of energy density and palatability on energy intake of individual foods. Physiol Behav 2006;87:451-459.
Hays NP, Bathalon GP, Roubenoff R, McCrory MA, Roberts SB. Eating behavior and weight change in healthy postmenopausal women: results of a 4-year longitudinal study. Journals of Gerontology Series A: Biological Sciences and Medical Sciences 2006:61A(6):608-615.