Amy Gorin


Psychological Sciences

Research Interests

  • Treatment strategies to improve long-term weight loss and maintenance
  • Motivational and environmental processes that affect weight control
  • Social influences on weight, eating, and physical activity



Gorin, A. A., Raynor, H. A., Niemeier, H. M., & Wing, R. R. (2007). Home grocery delivery improves the household food environments of behavioral weight loss participants: Results of an 8-week pilot study. International Journal of Behavioral Nutrition and Physical Activity, 4, 58.

Gorin, A. A., Pinto, A. M., Tate, D. F., Raynor, H. A., Fava, J. F., & Wing, R. R. (2007). Failure to meet weight loss expectations does not impact maintenance in successful weight losers. Obesity, 15, 3086-3090.

Gorin, A. A., Wing, R. R., Fava, J. L., Jakicic, J. J., Jeffery, R., West, D. S., Brelje, K., DiLillo, V., & the Look AHEAD Home Environment Research Group. (2008). Weight loss treatment influences untreated spouses and the home environment: Evidence of a ripple effect. International Journal of Obesity, 32, 1678-84.

Gorin, A. A., Niemeier, H. M., Hogan, P., Coday, M., Davis, C., DiLillo, V., Gluck, M., Wadden, T., West, D. S., Williamson, D., Yanovski, S., & the Look AHEAD Research Group. (2008). Binge eating and weight loss outcomes in overweight and obese individuals with type 2 diabetes: Results from the Look AHEAD trial. Archives of General Psychiatry, 65,1447-55.

Subak, L. L., Wing, R., West, D. S., Franklin F., Vittinghoff, E., Creasman, J. M., Richter, H. E., Myers, D., Burgio, K. L., Gorin, A. A., Macer, J., Kusek, J. W., Grady, D., & the PRIDE Investigators. (2009). Weight loss to treat urinary incontinence in overweight and obese women. New England Journal of Medicine, 360, 481-90.

Wing, R. R., Pinto, A. M., Crane, M. M., Kumar, R., Weinberg, B. M., & Gorin, A. A. (2009). A statewide intervention reduces BMI in adults: Shape Up Rhode Island results. Obesity, 17, 991-5.
Gorin, A. A., & Raftopoulos, I. (2009). Effect of mood and eating disorders on the short-term outcome of laparoscopic Roux-En-Y gastric bypass. Obesity Surgery, 19, 1685-90.

Wing, R. R., West, D. S., Grady, D., Creasman, J. M., Richter, H. E., Myers, D. D., Burgio, K. L., Franklin, F., Gorin, A. A., Vittinghoff, E., Macer, J., Kusek, J. W., & Subak, L. L. (2010). Effect of weight loss on urinary incontinence in overweight and obese women: Results at 12 and 18 months. Journal of Urology, 184, 1005-10.

West, D. S., Gorin, A. A., Subak, L. L., Foster, G., Bragg, C., Hecht, J., Schembri, M., & Wing, R. R. (2011). Novel motivation-focused weight loss maintenance intervention is as effective as a behavioral skills-based approach. International Journal of Obesity, 35, 259-69.

Gorin, A. A., Phelan, S., Raynor, H. A., & Wing, R. R. (2011). Home food and exercise environments of normal-weight and overweight adults. American Journal of Health Behavior, 35, 618-626.

LaRose, J., Gorin, A. A., Clarke, M. M. (g), & Wing, R. R. (2011). Beliefs about weight gain among young adults: Potential challenges to prevention. Obesity, 19, 1901-4.

Phelan, S., Kanaya, A. M., Subak, L. L., Hogan, P. E., Espeland, M. A., Wing, R. R., Burgio, K. L., DiLillo, V., Gorin, A. A., West, D. S., Brown, J. S. & Look AHEAD Research Group. (2012). Weight loss prevents urinary incontinence in women with type 2 diabetes: Results from the Look AHEAD trial. Journal of Urology, 187, 939-44.

Gorin, A. A., Raynor, H. A., Fava, J., Maguire, K., Ferguson, E., Trautvetter, J., Crane, M., & Wing, R. R. (2013). Randomized controlled trial of a comprehensive home environment-focused weight-loss program for adults. Health Psychology, 32, 128-137.

Cloutier, M. M. Lucuara-Revelo, P., Wakefield, D. B., & Gorin, A. A. (2013). My Weight Ruler: A Simple and Effective Tool to Enhance Parental Understanding of Child Weight. Preventive Medicine, 57, 550-554.

Schierberl Scherr, A. (g), McClure Brenchley, K.J. (g), & Gorin, A.A. (2013). Examining a ripple effect: Do spouses’ behavior changes affect each other’s weight loss? Journal of Obesity, 2013, 297268. Epub Septebmer 5, 2013. doi: 10.1155/2013/297268.

Gorin, A. A., Powers, T. A., Koestner, R., & Raynor, H. A. (2014). Autonomy support, self-regulation, and weight loss. Health Psychology, 33, 332-339.

Cloutier, M. M., Wiley, J., Huedo-Medina, T., Ohannessian, C., Grant, A., Hernandez, D. (g), & Gorin, A. A. (2015). Outcomes from a Pediatric Primary Care Weight Management Program: Steps to Growing Up Healthy. Journal of Pediatrics, 167, 372-7.

Hagobian, T. A., Phelan, S., Gorin, A. A., Phipps, M. G., Abrams, B., & Wing, R. R. (2016). Effects of maternal lifestyle intervention during pregnancy on untreated partner weight: Results from Fit for Delivery Study. Obesity, 24, 23-5. doi: 10.1002/oby.21368.

Cloutier, M.M., Wiley, J., Wang, Z., Grant, A., & Gorin, A. A. (2015). The Early Childhood Obesity Prevention Program (ECHO): An ecologically-based intervention delivered by home visitors for newborns and their mothers. BMC Public Health, 15: 584. doi: 10.1186/s12889-015-1897-9

Wing, R. R., Tate, D. F., Espeland, M. A., Lewis, C. E., LaRose, J. G., Gorin, A. A., Bahnson J., Perdue, L. H., Hatley, K. E., Ferguson, E., Garcia, K. R., Lang, W.; Study of Novel Approaches to Weight Gain Prevention (SNAP) Research Group. (2016). Innovative self-regulation strategies to reduce weight gain in young adults: The Study of Novel Approaches to Weight Gain Prevention (SNAP) randomized clinical trial. JAMA Internal Medicine, May 2. doi: 10.1001/jamainternmed.2016.1236

Cornelius, T. (g), Gettens, K. M. (g), & Gorin, A. A. (2016). Dyadic dynamics in a randomized weight-loss intervention. Annals of Behavioral Medicine. Feb 10. [Epub ahead of print] PMID: 26865258.

Gettens, K. (g), & Gorin, A. A. (2017). Executive function in weight loss and weight loss maintenance: A conceptual review and novel neuropsychological model of weight control. Journal of Behavioral Medicine, Feb 3. doi: 10.1007/s10865-017-9831-5.
Puhl, R., Himmelstein, M. S., Gorin, A. A., & Suh, Y. J. (2017). Missing the target: Including perspective of women with overweight and obesity to inform stigma-reduction strategies. Obesity Science and Practice, 3, 25-35.

Aschbrenner, K. A., Mueser, K. T., Naslund, J. A., Gorin, A. A., Zawacki, S. A., Pratt, S. I. Kinney, A., & Bartels, S. J. (2017).Facilitating partner support for lifestyle change among adults with serious mental illness:feasibility pilot study. Community Mental Health Journal, 53, 394-404.

Faghri, P., Simon, J. (g), Huedo-Media, T. M., & Gorin, A. A. (2017). Perceived self-efficacy and financial incentives: Factors affecting health behaviors and weight-loss in a workplace weight-loss intervention. Journal of Occupational and Environmental Medicine, 59, 453-460.

Butryn, M. L., Forman, E. M., Lowe, M. R., Gorin, A. A., Zhang, F., & Schaumberg, K. (2017). Efficacy of environmental and acceptance-based enhancements to behavioral weight loss treatment: the ENACT trial. Obesity, 25, 866-872.

Amy Gorin
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Mailing AddressUnit 1020
Office LocationBousfield 186B