David B Sarwer

Associate Dean for Research
Office of the Dean
Center for Obesity Research and Education (CORE)
Social and Behavioral Sciences
3223 N Broad Street


Dr. Sarwer is associate dean for research and director of the Center for Obesity Research and Education at the College of Public Health. He also is professor in the Department of Social and Behavioral Sciences. His research is focused on the etiology and treatment of obesity. Much of his work has focused on the psychosocial and behavioral aspects of extreme obesity and bariatric surgery. In collaboration with a wide range of colleagues, Temple University’s program of research in bariatric surgery published the third most papers from 2016–2020 in the journal Surgery for Obesity and Related Diseases, the flagship journal of the American Society for Metabolic and Bariatric Surgery. Dr. Sarwer also has a wealth of experience in the treatment of obesity with lifestyle modification interventions and pharmacotherapy. His more recent work in this area has focused on the adaptation and delivery of weight loss treatments in specialized medical settings, including primary care, reproductive endocrinology, and oncology.

Dr. Sarwer also maintains an active program of research on the psychological aspects of physical appearance. This includes a project funded by the Department of Defense investigating the psychosocial experiences of American military veterans who have suffered devastating injuries that could leave them as candidates for vascularized composite allotransplantation (VCA) procedures, otherwise known as face and hand transplants.

Dr. Sarwer is the founding editor-in-chief of the journal Obesity Science and Practice and serves as co-editor of the College of Public Health's journal, CommonHealth. He also serves as an associate editor for Obesity Surgery; consulting editor for Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery and Aesthetic Surgery Journal; and serves on the editorial boards of several other journals. In 2020, he was co-editor of a special issue of The American Psychologist dedicated to obesity.

Dr. Sarwer has published over 300 papers and book chapters based on his research. He has served as editor of three books: Psychological Aspects of Reconstructive and Cosmetic Plastic Surgery (2006); Presurgical Psychological Screening (2014); and The ASMBS Textbook of Bariatric Surgery (2014). Dr. Sarwer's research has been continuous funding from the National Institutes of Health since 2002. His scholarly productivity leaves him ranked in the top 2% of scientists worldwide.


  • PhD, Clinical Psychology, Loyola University Chicago
  • MA, Clinical Psychology, Loyola University Chicago
  • BA, Psychology, Tulane University

Curriculum Vitae 

Courses Taught




SBS 2103

Health Psychology and Human Behavior


Selected Publications

  • Jones, R.M., Snead, R., Sarwer, D.B., & Ibrahim, J.K. (2023). Mask Adherence and the Relationship Between Masking and Weather-Related Metrics. J Community Health, 48(5), pp. 761-768. Netherlands. doi: 10.1007/s10900-023-01219-3

  • Lin, D., Sturgeon, K.M., Gordon, B.R., Brown, J.C., Sears, D.D., Sarwer, D.B., & Schmitz, K.H. (2023). WISER Survivor Trial: Combined Effect of Exercise and Weight Loss Interventions on Adiponectin and Leptin Levels in Breast Cancer Survivors with Overweight or Obesity. Nutrients, 15(15). Switzerland. doi: 10.3390/nu15153453

  • Kelly, P.J., D'Avanzo, P.A., Shanker, A., Suppes, K., Frankel, A.S., & Sarwer, D.B. (2023). The Relationship Between Gender-Affirming Procedures, Body Image Quality of Life, and Gender Affirmation. Transgend Health, 8(3), pp. 293-297. United States. doi: 10.1089/trgh.2021.0081

  • Brown, J.C., Sturgeon, K., Sarwer, D.B., Troxel, A.B., DeMichele, A.M., Denlinger, C.S., & Schmitz, K.H. (2023). The effects of exercise and diet on oxidative stress and telomere length in breast cancer survivors. Breast Cancer Res Treat, 199(1), pp. 109-117. Netherlands. doi: 10.1007/s10549-023-06868-5

  • Gasoyan, H., Sarwer, D.B., & Rothberg, M.B. (2023). Comment on: Insurance-mandated weight management program completion before bariatric surgery provides no long-term clinical benefit. Surg Obes Relat Dis, 19(4), pp. 300-301. United States. doi: 10.1016/j.soard.2022.11.006

  • Allison, K.C., Wu, J., Spitzer, J.C., McCuen-Wurst, C., Ashare, R.L., Tewksbury, C., LaGrotte, C.A., Wadden, T.A., Williams, N.N., & Sarwer, D.B. (2023). Changes in Eating Behaviors and Their Relation to Weight Change 6 and 12 Months After Bariatric Surgery. Obes Surg, 33(3), pp. 733-742. United States. doi: 10.1007/s11695-022-06442-w

  • Sarwer, D.B. (2023). Editorial for the special section: Obesity in Asia. Obes Sci Pract, 9(1), p. 3. United States. doi: 10.1002/osp4.662

  • Gasoyan, H. & Sarwer, D.B. (2023). IFSO/ASMBS Guidelines Expand Criteria for Bariatric Surgery: Will the Coverage by Third-Party Payors Follow? Obes Surg, 33(2), pp. 672-673. United States. doi: 10.1007/s11695-022-06394-1

  • Sturgeon, K.M., Brown, J.C., Sears, D.D., Sarwer, D.B., & Schmitz, K.H. (2023). WISER Survivor Trial: Combined Effect of Exercise and Weight Loss Interventions on Inflammation in Breast Cancer Survivors. Med Sci Sports Exerc, 55(2), pp. 209-215. United States. doi: 10.1249/MSS.0000000000003050

  • Schumacher, L.M., Ard, J., & Sarwer, D.B. (2023). Promise and unrealized potential: 10 years of the American Medical Association classifying obesity as a disease. Front Public Health, 11, p. 1205880. Switzerland. doi: 10.3389/fpubh.2023.1205880

  • Gasoyan, H. & Sarwer, D.B. (2022). Addressing insurance-related barriers to novel antiobesity medications: Lessons to be learned from bariatric surgery. Obesity (Silver Spring), 30(12), pp. 2338-2339. United States. doi: 10.1002/oby.23556

  • Schroeder, K., Forke, C.M., Noll, J.G., Wheeler, D.C., Henry, K.A., & Sarwer, D.B. (2022). The association between adverse childhood experiences, neighborhood greenspace, and body mass index: A cross-sectional study. Prev Med Rep, 29, p. 101915. United States. doi: 10.1016/j.pmedr.2022.101915

  • Siminoff, L.A., Alolod, G.P., Davis, E.E., McGregor, H.R., Litsas, D.C., Sarwer, D.B., Mulvania, P.A., Hasz, R.D., & Gardiner, H.M. (2022). Evaluation of an eLearning System to Train Health Professionals to Communicate about Vascularized Composite Allotransplantation with Donor Families. Prog Transplant, 32(3), pp. 233-240. United States. doi: 10.1177/15269248221107040

  • Brown, J.C., Sturgeon, K., Sarwer, D.B., Troxel, A.B., DeMichele, A.M., Denlinger, C.S., & Schmitz, K.H. (2022). The effects of exercise and diet on sex steroids in breast cancer survivors. Endocr Relat Cancer, 29(8), pp. 485-493. England. doi: 10.1530/ERC-22-0084

  • Skiendzielewski, K., Forke, C.M., Sarwer, D.B., Noll, J.G., Wheeler, D.C., Henry, K.A., & Schroeder, K. (2022). The intersection of adverse childhood experiences and neighborhood determinants of health: An exploratory spatial analysis. Psychol Trauma. United States. doi: 10.1037/tra0001320

  • Gasoyan, H., Hussain, S.R., Wright, W.G., & Sarwer, D.B. (2022). Disparities In Diabetes-Related Lower Extremity Amputations In The United States: A Systematic Review. Health Aff (Millwood), 41(7), pp. 985-993. United States. doi: 10.1377/hlthaff.2021.01827

  • Schroeder, K., Dumenci, L., Sarwer, D.B., Noll, J.G., Henry, K.A., Suglia, S.F., Forke, C.M., & Wheeler, D.C. (2022). The Intersection of Neighborhood Environment and Adverse Childhood Experiences: Methods for Creation of a Neighborhood ACEs Index. Int J Environ Res Public Health, 19(13). Switzerland. doi: 10.3390/ijerph19137819

  • Schroeder, K., Dumenci, L., Sarwer, D.B., Wheeler, D.C., & Hayat, M.J. (2022). Increasing quantitative literacy in nursing: A joint nursing-statistician perspective. J Adv Nurs, 78(4), pp. e66-e68. England. doi: 10.1111/jan.15150

  • Tajeu, G.S., Johnson, E., Buccilla, M., Gadegbeku, C.A., Janick, S., Rubin, D., Soans, R., Eddy, V.J., & Sarwer, D.B. (2022). Changes in Antihypertensive Medication Following Bariatric Surgery. Obes Surg, 32(4), pp. 1312-1324. United States. doi: 10.1007/s11695-022-05893-5

  • Sarwer, D.B. (2022). Commentary on: Body Image Concerns and Associated Impairment Among Adults Seeking Body Contouring Following Bariatric Surgery. Aesthet Surg J, 42(3), pp. 283-284. England. doi: 10.1093/asj/sjab369

  • Gasoyan, H., Soans, R.S., Ibrahim, J.K., Aaronson, W.E., & Sarwer, D.B. (2022). Association between insurance-mandated precertification criteria and inpatient healthcare utilization during 1 year after bariatric surgery. Surg Obes Relat Dis, 18(2), pp. 271-280. United States. doi: 10.1016/j.soard.2021.10.007

  • Legro, R.S., Hansen, K.R., Diamond, M.P., Steiner, A.Z., Coutifaris, C., Cedars, M.I., Hoeger, K.M., Usadi, R., Johnstone, E.B., Haisenleder, D.J., Wild, R.A., Barnhart, K.T., Mersereau, J., Trussell, J.C., Krawetz, S.A., Kris-Etherton, P.M., Sarwer, D.B., Santoro, N., Eisenberg, E., Huang, H., Zhang, H., & Network, R.M. (2022). Effects of preconception lifestyle intervention in infertile women with obesity: The FIT-PLESE randomized controlled trial. PLoS Med, 19(1), p. e1003883. United States. doi: 10.1371/journal.pmed.1003883

  • Gardiner, H.M., Davis, E.E., Alolod, G.P., Sarwer, D.B., & Siminoff, L.A. (2022). A mixed-methods examination of public attitudes toward vascularized composite allograft donation and transplantation. SAGE Open Med, 10, p. 20503121221125379. England. doi: 10.1177/20503121221125379

  • Sarwer, D.B., Gasoyan, H., Bass, S.B., Spitzer, J.C., Soans, R., & Rubin, D.J. (2021). Role of weight bias and patient-physician communication in the underutilization of bariatric surgery. Surg Obes Relat Dis, 17(11), pp. 1926-1932. United States. doi: 10.1016/j.soard.2021.07.013

  • Brown, J.C., Sarwer, D.B., Troxel, A.B., Sturgeon, K., DeMichele, A.M., Denlinger, C.S., & Schmitz, K.H. (2021). A randomized trial of exercise and diet on health-related quality of life in survivors of breast cancer with overweight or obesity. Cancer, 127(20), pp. 3856-3864. United States. doi: 10.1002/cncr.33752

  • Naran, V., Namous, N., Eddy, V.J., Guen, C.L.L.e., Sarwer, D.B., & Soans, R.S. (2021). The effects of the COVID-19 pandemic on patients with obesity undergoing bariatric care. Surg Obes Relat Dis, 17(10), pp. 1714-1720. United States. doi: 10.1016/j.soard.2021.05.026

  • D'Alonzo, N.J., Qiu, L., Sears, D.D., Chinchilli, V., Brown, J.C., Sarwer, D.B., Schmitz, K.H., & Sturgeon, K.M. (2021). WISER Survivor Trial: Combined Effect of Exercise and Weight Loss Interventions on Insulin and Insulin Resistance in Breast Cancer Survivors. Nutrients, 13(9). Switzerland. doi: 10.3390/nu13093108

  • Schroeder, K., Noll, J.G., Henry, K.A., Suglia, S.F., & Sarwer, D.B. (2021). Trauma-informed neighborhoods: Making the built environment trauma-informed. Prev Med Rep, 23, p. 101501. United States. doi: 10.1016/j.pmedr.2021.101501

  • Patel, V., Sarwer, D.B., & Bartlett, S.P. (2021). Commentary on: A Randomized, Single-Blind, Crossover Study Evaluating the Impact of OnabotulinumtoxinA Treatment on Mood and Appearance During the COVID-19 Pandemic. Aesthet Surg J, 41(9), pp. NP1206-NP1207. England. doi: 10.1093/asj/sjab180

  • Brown, J.C., Sarwer, D.B., Troxel, A.B., Sturgeon, K., DeMichele, A.M., Denlinger, C.S., & Schmitz, K.H. (2021). A randomized trial of exercise and diet on body composition in survivors of breast cancer with overweight or obesity. Breast Cancer Res Treat, 189(1), pp. 145-154. Netherlands. doi: 10.1007/s10549-021-06284-7

  • Schroeder, K., Schuler, B.R., Kobulsky, J.M., & Sarwer, D.B. (2021). The association between adverse childhood experiences and childhood obesity: A systematic review. Obes Rev, 22(7), p. e13204. England. doi: 10.1111/obr.13204

  • Sarwer, D.B. (2021). Returning for Aesthetic Procedures: Compliance or Compulsion? Aesthet Surg J, 41(6), pp. 744-745. England. doi: 10.1093/asj/sjab157

  • Sarwer, D.B. & Gasoyan, H. (2021). Commentary on: Comparison of Reconstructive Plastic Surgery Rates and Thirty-Day Postoperative Complications Between Patients With and Without Psychiatric Diagnoses. Aesthet Surg J, 41(6), pp. NP695-NP696. England. doi: 10.1093/asj/sjaa415

  • Gasoyan, H., Ibrahim, J.K., Aaronson, W.E., & Sarwer, D.B. (2021). The role of health insurance characteristics in utilization of bariatric surgery. Surg Obes Relat Dis, 17(5), pp. 860-868. United States. doi: 10.1016/j.soard.2021.01.024

  • Sarwer, D.B. (2021). Commentary on: The Value of Averageness in Aesthetic Rhinoplasty: Humans Like Average Noses. Aesthet Surg J, 41(4), pp. 438-439. England. doi: 10.1093/asj/sjaa082

  • Sarwer, D.B., Wadden, T.A., Ashare, R.L., Spitzer, J.C., McCuen-Wurst, C., LaGrotte, C., Williams, N.N., Edwards, M., Tewksbury, C., Wu, J., Tajeu, G., & Allison, K.C. (2021). Psychopathology, disordered eating, and impulsivity in patients seeking bariatric surgery. Surg Obes Relat Dis, 17(3), pp. 516-524. United States. doi: 10.1016/j.soard.2020.11.005

  • Weiss, M.S., Roe, A.H., Allison, K.C., Dodson, W.C., Kris-Etherton, P.M., Kunselman, A.R., Stetter, C.M., Williams, N.I., Gnatuk, C.L., Estes, S.J., Sarwer, D.B., Coutifaris, C., Legro, R.S., & Dokras, A. (2021). Lifestyle modifications alone or combined with hormonal contraceptives improve sexual dysfunction in women with polycystic ovary syndrome. Fertil Steril, 115(2), pp. 474-482. United States. doi: 10.1016/j.fertnstert.2020.08.1396

  • Sarwer, D.B. (2021). Editorial. Obes Sci Pract, 7(1), p. 3. United States. doi: 10.1002/osp4.487

  • Schwab, R.J., Keenan, B.T., Sarwer, D.B., & Pack, A.I. (2021). Reply to Kawada: Weight Loss and Upper Airway Anatomy in Patients with Obstructive Sleep Apnea. Am J Respir Crit Care Med, 203(2), pp. 270-271. United States. doi: 10.1164/rccm.202009-3632LE

  • Shah, A., Dodson, W.C., Kris-Etherton, P.M., Kunselman, A.R., Stetter, C.M., Gnatuk, C.L., Estes, S.J., Allison, K.C., Sarwer, D.B., Sluss, P.M., Coutifaris, C., Dokras, A., & Legro, R.S. (2021). Effects of Oral Contraception and Lifestyle Modification on Incretins and TGF-ß Superfamily Hormones in PCOS. J Clin Endocrinol Metab, 106(1), pp. 108-119. United States. doi: 10.1210/clinem/dgaa682

  • Kelly, P.J., Frankel, A.S., D'Avanzo, P., Suppes, K., Shanker, A., & Sarwer, D.B. (2021). Psychosocial Differences Between Transgender Individuals With and Without History of Nonsurgical Facial Injectables. Aesthet Surg J Open Forum, 3(1), p. ojaa050. England. doi: 10.1093/asjof/ojaa050

  • Schroeder, K., Pathak, A., & Sarwer, D.B. (2021). A call for trauma-informed intensive care. Nurs Outlook, 69(5), pp. 717-719. United States. doi: 10.1016/j.outlook.2021.06.001

  • Johnson, K., Hollin, I., Palumbo, A., Spitzer, J., & Sarwer, D. (2020). An Ecologic Analysis of Comorbidities in Patients with COVID-19 in Philadelphia and New York City. CommonHealth, 1(3), pp. 85-92. doi: 10.15367/ch.v1i3.407

  • Freedland, K.E., Dew, M.A., Sarwer, D.B., Burg, M.M., Hart, T.A., Ewing, S.W.F., Fang, C.Y., Blozis, S.A., Puterman, E., Marquez, B., & Kaufmann, P.G. (2020). Health psychology in the time of COVID-19. Health Psychol, 39(12), pp. 1021-1025. United States. doi: 10.1037/hea0001049

  • Schumacher, L., Wing, R., Thomas, J.G., Pavlovic, J., Digre, K., Farris, S., Steffen, K., Sarwer, D., & Bond, D. (2020). Does sexual functioning improve with migraine improvements and/or weight loss?-A post hoc analysis in the Women's Health and Migraine (WHAM) trial. Obes Sci Pract, 6(6), pp. 596-604. United States. doi: 10.1002/osp4.443

  • Siminoff, L.A., Alolod, G.P., Davis, E.E., Sarwer, D.B., & Gardiner, H.M. (2020). Vascularized composite allotransplantation: Knowledge and attitudes of a national sample of organ procurement organization professionals. Clin Transplant, 34(11), p. e14071. Denmark. doi: 10.1111/ctr.14071

  • Gasoyan, H., Soans, R., Ibrahim, J.K., Aaronson, W.E., & Sarwer, D.B. (2020). Do Insurance-mandated Precertification Criteria and Insurance Plan Type Determine the Utilization of Bariatric Surgery Among Individuals With Private Insurance? Med Care, 58(11), pp. 952-957. United States. doi: 10.1097/MLR.0000000000001358

  • Eddy, V., Tal, Z., Tajeu, G., Ibrahim, K., Wu, J., Keane, M., Whitman, I., Sarwer, D., & Soans, R. (2020). Bariatric Surgery Lowers Antihypertensive Treatment Intensity in Patients With Diastolic Dysfunction. OBESITY, 28, pp. 58-59. Retrieved from http://gateway.webofknowledge.com/

  • Sharp, G., Maynard, P., Hudaib, A., Hamori, C.A., Oates, J., Kulkarni, J., & Sarwer, D.B. (2020). Do Genital Cosmetic Procedures Improve Women's Self-Esteem? A Systematic Review and Meta-Analysis. Aesthet Surg J, 40(10), pp. 1143-1151. England. doi: 10.1093/asj/sjaa038

  • Patel, V., Mazzaferro, D.M., Sarwer, D.B., & Bartlett, S.P. (2020). Beauty and the Mask. Plast Reconstr Surg Glob Open, 8(8), p. e3048. United States. doi: 10.1097/GOX.0000000000003048

  • Gasoyan, H., Soans, R., & Sarwer, D.B. (2020). The potential implications of "Medicare for All" and "public option" for bariatric surgery. Surg Obes Relat Dis, 16(8), pp. 1160-1162. United States. doi: 10.1016/j.soard.2020.04.028

  • Legro, R.S., Hansen, K.R., Diamond, M.P., Steiner, A., Mersereau, J., Sarwer, D.B., Kris-Etherton, P.M., Wild, R.A., Krawetz, S.A., Hoeger, K.M., Usadi, R., Johnstone, E.B., Hao, H., Eisenberg, E., Santoro, N.F., & Zhang, H. (2020). OR11-04 Effect of Preconception Intensive vs. Standard Lifestyle Intervention on Birth Outcomes in Obese Women With Unexplained Infertility: A Multicenter Randomized Trial. Journal of the Endocrine Society, 4(Suppl 1), pp. or11-or04. doi: 10.1210/jendso/bvaa046.2149

  • Urbanski, M., Inaganti, S., Agu, C., Sarwer, D., & Gardiner, H. (2020). Body Mass Index as a Patient Selection Criterion for Kidney Transplant. CommonHealth, 1(1), pp. 1-11. doi: 10.15367/ch.v1i1.302

  • Siminoff, L.A., Sarwer, D.B., Alolod, G.P., Davis, E., McGregor, H., & Gardiner, H.M. (2020). New and Unknown: VCA Acceptability to the General Public. AMERICAN JOURNAL of TRANSPLANTATION, 20, pp. 538-538. Retrieved from http://gateway.webofknowledge.com/

  • Wang, S.H., Keenan, B.T., Wiemken, A., Zang, Y., Staley, B., Sarwer, D.B., Torigian, D.A., Williams, N., Pack, A.I., & Schwab, R.J. (2020). Effect of Weight Loss on Upper Airway Anatomy and the Apnea-Hypopnea Index. The Importance of Tongue Fat. Am J Respir Crit Care Med, 201(6), pp. 718-727. United States. doi: 10.1164/rccm.201903-0692OC

  • Tajeu, G.S., Wu, J., Tewksbury, C., Spitzer, J.C., Gadegbeku, C.A., & Sarwer, D. (2020). Association Of Psychiatric History With Hypertension Among Adults Who Presented For Bariatric Surgery. CIRCULATION, 141. doi: 10.1161/circ.141.suppl_1.P486

  • Parks, E.P., Finnerty, D.D., Panganiban, J., Frasso, R., Bishop-Gilyard, C., Tewksbury, C.M., Williams, N.N., Dumon, K.R., Cordero, G., Hill, D.L., & Sarwer, D.B. (2020). Perspectives of adolescents with severe obesity on social Media in Preparation for weight-loss surgery: a qualitative study. BMC Pediatr, 20(1), p. 96. England. doi: 10.1186/s12887-020-1992-7

  • Crerand, C.E., Rumsey, N., Kazak, A., Clarke, A., Rausch, J., & Sarwer, D.B. (2020). Sex differences in perceived stigmatization, body image disturbance, and satisfaction with facial appearance and speech among adolescents with craniofacial conditions. Body Image, 32, pp. 190-198. Netherlands. doi: 10.1016/j.bodyim.2020.01.005

  • Sharp, G., Maynard, P., Hamori, C.A., Oates, J., Sarwer, D.B., & Kulkarni, J. (2020). Measuring Quality of Life in Female Genital Cosmetic Procedure Patients: A Systematic Review of Patient-Reported Outcome Measures. Aesthet Surg J, 40(3), pp. 311-318. England. doi: 10.1093/asj/sjz325

  • Pool, A.C., Coffman, D.L., Sarwer, D.B., LaRose, J.G., & Hart, C.N. (2020). Associations between weight misperception, contextual factors, and weight loss behaviours in young adult men with overweight/obesity. Obes Sci Pract, 6(1), pp. 39-46. United States. doi: 10.1002/osp4.382

  • Sarwer, D.B. & Grilo, C.M. (2020). Obesity: Psychosocial and behavioral aspects of a modern epidemic: Introduction to the special issue. Am Psychol, 75(2), pp. 135-138. United States. doi: 10.1037/amp0000610

  • Sarwer, D.B. & Heinberg, L.J. (2020). A review of the psychosocial aspects of clinically severe obesity and bariatric surgery. Am Psychol, 75(2), pp. 252-264. United States. doi: 10.1037/amp0000550

  • Sarwer, D.B. (2019). Body image, cosmetic surgery, and minimally invasive treatments. Body Image, 31, pp. 302-308. Netherlands. doi: 10.1016/j.bodyim.2019.01.009

  • Schmitz, K.H., Troxel, A.B., Dean, L.T., DeMichele, A., Brown, J.C., Sturgeon, K., Zhang, Z.i., Evangelisti, M., Spinelli, B., Kallan, M.J., Denlinger, C., Cheville, A., Winkels, R.M., Chodosh, L., & Sarwer, D.B. (2019). Effect of Home-Based Exercise and Weight Loss Programs on Breast Cancer-Related Lymphedema Outcomes Among Overweight Breast Cancer Survivors: The WISER Survivor Randomized Clinical Trial. JAMA Oncol, 5(11), pp. 1605-1613. United States. doi: 10.1001/jamaoncol.2019.2109

  • Sarwer, D.B. & Tripicchio, G.L. (2019). Lifestyle modification for the treatment of obesity. In Quality in Obesity Treatment (pp. 129-136). doi: 10.1007/978-3-030-25173-4_14

  • Gasoyan, H., Halpern, M.T., Tajeu, G., & Sarwer, D.B. (2019). Impact of insurance plan design on bariatric surgery utilization. Surg Obes Relat Dis, 15(10), pp. 1812-1818. United States. doi: 10.1016/j.soard.2019.07.022

  • Tewksbury, C., Wu, J., Allison, K.C., Gardiner, H., Dumon, K.R., Williams, N.N., & Sarwer, D.B. (2019). Prebariatric surgery care and postoperative outcomes: increased number of visits associated with smaller weight losses over first 2 postoperative years. Surg Obes Relat Dis, 15(9), pp. 1548-1553. United States. doi: 10.1016/j.soard.2019.06.015

  • Turer, C.B., Barlow, S.E., Sarwer, D.B., Adamson, B., Sanders, J., Ahn, C., Zhang, S., Flores, G., & Skinner, C.S. (2019). Association of Clinician Behaviors and Weight Change in School-Aged Children. Am J Prev Med, 57(3), pp. 384-393. Netherlands. doi: 10.1016/j.amepre.2019.04.029

  • Steffen, K.J., King, W.C., White, G.E., Subak, L.L., Mitchell, J.E., Courcoulas, A.P., Flum, D.R., Strain, G., Sarwer, D.B., Kolotkin, R.L., Pories, W., & Huang, A.J. (2019). Changes in Sexual Functioning in Women and Men in the 5 Years After Bariatric Surgery. JAMA Surg, 154(6), pp. 487-498. United States. doi: 10.1001/jamasurg.2018.1162

  • Steffen, K.J., King, W.C., White, G.E., Subak, L.L., Mitchell, J.E., Courcoulas, A.P., Flum, D.R., Strain, G., Sarwer, D.B., Kolotkin, R.L., Pories, W., & Huang, A.J. (2019). Changes in Sexual Functioning in Women and Men in the 5 Years after Bariatric Surgery. Obstetrical and Gynecological Survey, 74(6), pp. 339-340. doi: 10.1097/01.ogx.0000558119.60813.03

  • Zeller, M.H., Brown, J.L., Reiter-Purtill, J., Sarwer, D.B., Black, L., Jenkins, T.M., McCracken, K.A., Courcoulas, A.P., Inge, T.H., Noll, J.G., Group, T.S., & Consortium, T. (2019). Sexual behaviors, risks, and sexual health outcomes for adolescent females following bariatric surgery. Surg Obes Relat Dis, 15(6), pp. 969-978. United States. doi: 10.1016/j.soard.2019.03.001

  • Hartung, F., Jamrozik, A., Rosen, M.E., Aguirre, G., Sarwer, D.B., & Chatterjee, A. (2019). Behavioural and Neural Responses to Facial Disfigurement. Sci Rep, 9(1), p. 8021. England. doi: 10.1038/s41598-019-44408-8

  • Sarwer, D.B., Allison, K.C., Wadden, T.A., Ashare, R., Spitzer, J.C., McCuen-Wurst, C., LaGrotte, C., Williams, N.N., Edwards, M., Tewksbury, C., & Wu, J. (2019). Psychopathology, disordered eating, and impulsivity as predictors of outcomes of bariatric surgery. Surg Obes Relat Dis, 15(4), pp. 650-655. United States. doi: 10.1016/j.soard.2019.01.029

  • Cress, P.E. & Sarwer, D.B. (2019). Predatory Journals: An Ethical Crisis in Publishing. Aesthetic Surgery Journal Open Forum, 1(1). doi: 10.1093/asjof/ojz001

  • Sarwer, D.B. (2019). Commentary on: Nonsurgical Medical Penile Girth Augmentation: A Retrospective Study of Psychological and Psychosexual Outcomes. Aesthet Surg J, 39(3), pp. 317-318. England. doi: 10.1093/asj/sjy145

  • Sarwer, D.B. & Schroeder, K. (2019). Discussion of: the relationship between childhood maltreatment and psychopathology in adults undergoing bariatric surgery. Surg Obes Relat Dis, 15(2), pp. 303-304. United States. doi: 10.1016/j.soard.2018.12.025

  • Sarwer, D.B. (2019). Discussion of: opioids and bariatric surgery: a review and suggested recommendations for assessment and risk reduction. Surg Obes Relat Dis, 15(2), pp. 322-323. United States. doi: 10.1016/j.soard.2018.12.027

  • Jamrozik, A., Ali, M.O., Sarwer, D.B., & Chatterjee, A. (2019). More than skin deep: Judgments of individuals with facial disfigurement. Psychology of Aesthetics, Creativity, and the Arts, 13(1), pp. 117-129. doi: 10.1037/aca0000147

  • Gasoyan, H., Tajeu, G., Halpern, M.T., & Sarwer, D.B. (2019). Reasons for underutilization of bariatric surgery: The role of insurance benefit design. Surg Obes Relat Dis, 15(1), pp. 146-151. United States. doi: 10.1016/j.soard.2018.10.005

  • Sarwer, D.B., Hanson, A.J., Voeller, J., & Steffen, K. (2018). Obesity and Sexual Functioning. Curr Obes Rep, 7(4), pp. 301-307. United States. doi: 10.1007/s13679-018-0319-6

  • Sarwer, D.B. (2018). Commentary on: Quality of Life After Breast Enlargement With Implants Versus Augmentation Mastopexy: A Comparative Study. Aesthet Surg J, 38(12), pp. 1316-1317. England. doi: 10.1093/asj/sjy082

  • Tewksbury, C., Wu, J., Allison, K.C., Gardiner, H., Dumon, K.R., Williams, N.N., & Sarwer, D.B. (2018). A189 The Relationship between the Frequency and Duration of the Preoperative Assessment Process and Early Postoperative Weight Loss. Surgery for Obesity and Related Diseases, 14(11), p. s68. doi: 10.1016/j.soard.2018.09.106

  • Sarwer, D.B. (2018). Discussion: The Public Face of Rhinoplasty: Impact on Perceived Attractiveness and Personality. Plast Reconstr Surg, 142(4), pp. 888-889. United States. doi: 10.1097/PRS.0000000000004822

  • Bradley, L.E., Thomas, J.G., Hood, M.M., Corsica, J.A., Kelly, M.C., & Sarwer, D.B. (2018). Remote assessments and behavioral interventions in post-bariatric surgery patients. Surg Obes Relat Dis, 14(10), pp. 1632-1644. United States. doi: 10.1016/j.soard.2018.07.011

  • Kumanyika, S.K., Morales, K.H., Allison, K.C., Localio, A.R., Sarwer, D.B., Phipps, E., Fassbender, J.E., Tsai, A.G., & Wadden, T.A. (2018). Two-Year Results of Think Health! ¡Vive Saludable!: A Primary Care Weight-Management Trial. Obesity (Silver Spring), 26(9), pp. 1412-1421. United States. doi: 10.1002/oby.22258

  • Sobanko, J.F., Dai, J., Gelfand, J.M., Sarwer, D.B., & Percec, I. (2018). Prospective Cohort Study Investigating Changes in Body Image, Quality of Life, and Self-Esteem Following Minimally Invasive Cosmetic Procedures. Dermatol Surg, 44(8), pp. 1121-1128. United States. doi: 10.1097/DSS.0000000000001523

  • Sarwer, D.B. (2018). Commentary on: Vaginal Laxity, Sexual Distress, and Sexual Dysfunction: A Cross-Sectional Study in a Plastic Surgery Practice. Aesthet Surg J, 38(8), pp. 881-882. England. doi: 10.1093/asj/sjx268

  • Sarwer, D.B., Wadden, T.A., Spitzer, J.C., Mitchell, J.E., Lancaster, K., Courcoulas, A., Gourash, W., Rosen, R.C., & Christian, N.J. (2018). 4-Year Changes in Sex Hormones, Sexual Functioning, and Psychosocial Status in Women Who Underwent Bariatric Surgery. Obes Surg, 28(4), pp. 892-899. United States. doi: 10.1007/s11695-017-3025-7

  • Parks, E.P., Moore, R.H., Li, Z., Bishop-Gilyard, C.T., Garrett, A.R., Hill, D.L., Bruton, Y.P., & Sarwer, D.B. (2018). Assessing the Feasibility of a Social Media to Promote Weight Management Engagement in Adolescents with Severe Obesity: Pilot Study. JMIR Res Protoc, 7(3), p. e52. Canada. doi: 10.2196/resprot.8229

  • Weissler, J.M., Chang, B.L., Carney, M.J., Rengifo, D., Messa, C.A., Sarwer, D.B., & Percec, I. (2018). Gender-Affirming Surgery in Persons with Gender Dysphoria. Plast Reconstr Surg, 141(3), pp. 388e-396e. United States. doi: 10.1097/PRS.0000000000004123

  • Sarwer, D.B. (2018). Commentary on: Long-Term Quality-of-Life Outcomes After Body Contouring Surgery: Phase IV Results for the Body-QoL® Cohort. Aesthet Surg J, 38(3), pp. 289-290. England. doi: 10.1093/asj/sjx118

  • Sarwer, D.B. (2018). Editorial. Obes Sci Pract, 4(1), p. 3. United States. doi: 10.1002/osp4.158

  • Sturgeon, K.M., Hackley, R., Fornash, A., Dean, L.T., Laudermilk, M., Brown, J.C., Sarwer, D.B., DeMichele, A.M., Troxel, A.B., & Schmitz, K.H. (2018). Strategic recruitment of an ethnically diverse cohort of overweight survivors of breast cancer with lymphedema. Cancer, 124(1), pp. 95-104. United States. doi: 10.1002/cncr.30935

  • Yarborough, C.M., Brethauer, S., Burton, W.N., Fabius, R.J., Hymel, P., Kothari, S., Kushner, R.F., Morton, J.M., Mueller, K., Pronk, N.P., Roslin, M.S., Sarwer, D.B., Svazas, B., Harris, J.S., Ash, G.I., Stark, J.T., Dreger, M., & Ording, J. (2018). Obesity in the Workplace: Impact, Outcomes, and Recommendations. J Occup Environ Med, 60(1), pp. 97-107. United States. doi: 10.1097/JOM.0000000000001220

  • Ruff, R.R., Crerand, C.E., Sischo, L., Peshansky, A., Sarwer, D.B., Kirschner, R.E., & Broder, H.L. (2018). Surgical Care for School-Aged Youth With Cleft: Results From a Multicenter, Prospective Observational Study. Cleft Palate Craniofac J, p. 1055665618765776. United States. doi: 10.1177/1055665618765776